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Update: District Court Ruling Forces EPA Action on “Dead Zone”

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   In Gulf Restoration Network, et al. v. Jackson, No. 12-677, 2013 WL 55328547 (E.D.L.A. September...

EPA Opens Review of Pesticide Methyl Bromide

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened its registration review of fifteen fumigant pesticides, including...

WTO Adopts Report in China-U.S. Poultry Dispute, China Will Not Appeal

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman recently announced that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has formally adopted...

Wisconsin Law Review Symposium Set for Oct. 31, 2013

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   The Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, “Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a...

Lawsuit Filed Against Safeway over “100% Natural” Food Labeling

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   A proposed class action lawsuit against Safeway has been filed alleging that the company misled consumers...

Oregon Passes Bill Protecting Biotech Crops

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   During a special session which concluded last week, the Oregon legislature passed a package of bills...

EPA to Investigate Hawaii Molasses Spill

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Hawaii’s state Department of Health will both investigate a...

Senate Names Farm Bill Conferees

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced five Republican and seven Democratic Senators to serve as...

WA Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over GMO Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   A Superior Court Judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit against the “No on I-522” campaign...

(When) Can Private Citizens Enforce States’ Animal Welfare Laws?

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013 The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled,...

FDA Bans Three Arsenic Drugs for Poultry and Pig Feed

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will rescind approval for three arsenic...

WIC Funding Cut Off by Government Shutdown

  • October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013   Almost 9 million low-income mothers and children receiving benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for...

Farm Bill: Twenty Senators Do Not Support Extension with Direct Payments

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   Twenty senators including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wrote a letter to...

Legislators Propose New Food Labeling Bill

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   A new bill has been introduced to amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, proposing new...

California Governor Signs “Farm to Fork” Legislation, Promotes Local Food

  • October 3, 2013

Posted October 3, 2013   California Governor, Jerry Brown recently signed three bills to expand access to fresh, locally-grown food, as...

Center Resource: Congressional Research Service Reports

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   The National Agricultural Law Center has many resources available for research and information in the areas...

Animal Rights Groups Challenge State “Ag-Gag” Laws in Federal Court

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Animal rights groups that opposed “ag-gag” laws in state legislatures now hope federal courts will overturn...

Chinese Processed Chicken Causes Food Safety Concerns

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Food safety advocates are raising concerns about a decision by the USDA and the Food Safety...

Crop Insurance on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   Legal issues in crop insurance will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...