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FDA Declines Judges’ Request to Define “Natural”

  • January 10, 2014

Posted January 10, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently decline requested by three federal judges to determine...

AMS Gives Beef Board Clean Review

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   A recent management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) by the Livestock, Poultry and Seed...

Survey Shows Farm to School Legislation is on Rise

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   An updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey shows in 2012 and 2013, twenty states...

GMA Pushes Federal GMO Food Labeling Bill

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), which represents companies like ConAgra, PepsiCo, and Kraft, is proposing a...

Looking Forward to a Farm Bill

  • January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014   While Congress has been on break for the holidays, key members of the farm bill conference...

USDA Seeks Comments on Deregulation of New Herbicide Resistant Seeds

  • January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014   Last week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recommended the deregulation of genetically engineered...

Wind Farm Owner Sues Duke Energy

  • January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014   The owner of an Indiana wind farm recently filed a lawsuit against Duke Energy Indiana Inc.,...

Chesapeake Energy to Pay $10 Million for Clean Water Act Violations

  • January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014   Chesapeake Energy, an Oklahoma oil and gas company, will pay $10 million for violating the Clean...

HSUS Urges Wisconsin Farm Bureau to Oppose Dairy Cow Tail Docking

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently sent a letter to the Wisconsin Farm...

FDA Extends Comment Period for Trans Fat Proposal

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the comment period for its proposal to...

USDA Reopens Comment Period for GE Apples

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that it will reopen the comment...

Court Finds BLM Failed to Meet Regulatory Requirements

  • January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014   In Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance v. Burke, No. 2:12CV257DAK, 2013 WL 5916815, D. Utah (Nov. 4,...

Jury Awards $750,000 to Oregon Dairy Farmers over Toxic Feed

  • January 6, 2014

Posted January 6, 2014   A jury recently awarded Oregon dairy farmers, Nancy and Neal Kaste, $750,000 in damages plus attorneys’...

NACL Resource: Forestry Reading Room

  • January 3, 2014

Posted January 3, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

CA Appeals Court Rules OFPA Preempts State Consumer Lawsuits

  • January 3, 2014

Posted January 3, 2014   In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., No. B239602, 2013 WL 6730808, (Cal. Ct. App. Dec....

Senators Criticize Science-Related Farm Bill Provision

  • January 2, 2014

Posted January 2, 2014   Thirteen senators recently expressed concern about the potential effects of an “anti-science” provision in the House...

Ethanol Industry Highlights RFS Success with New Report

  • January 2, 2014

Posted January 2, 2014   The Renewable Fuels Association recently released a report citing the successes of the Renewable Fuel Standard...

New Mexico AG Sues to Stop Horse Slaughter

  • December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013   New Mexico’s attorney general, Gary King, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, to block a horse slaughter...

USDA: Farm Bill Needed to Continue Record Trade

  • December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says a new farm bill is needed to continue record U.S....

FDA Plans to Change Proposed Food Safety Rules

  • December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will revise proposed food safety rules under the Food...