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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...

Frozen Pizza Recalled Due to Labeling Error

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   Minnesota pizza firm, Junction Pizza, has recalled approximately 17,194 pounds of frozen pizza products containing soy...

US and Japan Streamline Organic Trade

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The United States and Japan have announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in...

Federal Court Dismisses HSUS Lawsuit over Pork Slogan Sale

  • September 30, 2013

Posted September 30, 2013   A U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United...

Stabenow Urges Review: Possible Manipulation of Renewable Fuels Market

  • September 30, 2013

Posted September 30, 2013   Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, called...

Local Food Systems on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013   The legal challenges in local food systems will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual...

USDA Will Not Investigate GMO Alfalfa Contamination

  • September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013   USDA will not investigate the detection of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s non-GMO...

Ninth Circuit Issues Opinion in CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard Case

  • September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013   In Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Corey, et al., No. 12-15135 (9th Cir. Sept. 18, 2013),...

“Monsanto Rider” Will Expire, Not Included in Senate CR

  • September 26, 2013

Posted September 26, 2013   A controversial legislative rider, which allows farmers to keep growing a genetically modified (GM) crop while...

EPA Proposed Rule to Clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

  • September 26, 2013

Posted September 26, 2013   A proposed rule intended to clarify which waters and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water...

Eighth Circuit Issues Opinion in 4-H Lawsuit

  • September 25, 2013

Posted September 25, 2013 In Kroupa v. Nielsen, et al, No. 12-2843 (8th Cir. Sept. 25, 2013), a three judge panel...

Biotech Crops Included in Oregon Special Session Deal

  • September 25, 2013

Posted September 25, 2013   A controversial bill that would block local governments from regulating agriculture, including banning genetically modified (GM)...

FDA Begins Meetings on Imported Food Rules

  • September 25, 2013

Posted September 25, 2013   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public meetings on proposed rules to improve the safety of...