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Applicants Sought for Center for Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship

  • January 17, 2013

The Center for Agriculture andFood Systems (CAFS) at the Vermont Law School is inviting eligible candidates to apply for a two-year...

Crop Insurance Payment Payouts Hit All-Time Record, Could Hit $20 Billion

  • January 16, 2013

Reuters reports that federal crop insurance payments to U.S. producers for 2012 have hit a new record.  According to the article, payments...

Attorneys Sought Nationwide To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • January 15, 2013

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Secretary Vilsack to Remain as USDA Secretary

  • January 15, 2013

Tom Vilsack will remain as USDA Secretary during President Obama’s second term.  According to a Bloomberg article, full text here, it...

February 5, 2013: Center Hosting Producer Workshop in Keiser, Arkansas

  • January 7, 2013

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Arkansas on February...

January 31: Center Hosting Producer Meeting at Rohwer Research Station

  • January 7, 2013

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Rohwer, Arkansas on January 31 to discuss laws and regulations important...

Questions Raised About Pork Contamination

  • December 3, 2012

Consumer Reports, the policy and action arm of Consumers Union, recently tested and analyzed148  pork chop and 50 ground pork samples...

Ag Groups Request Estate Tax Update

  • November 28, 2012

With current tax relief expected to expire the end of this year, agriculture groups have been requesting that the U.S. House...

Attorneys Sought To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • November 26, 2012

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Ag Law Meeting for Farmers & Others in Clarksdale, MS on Nov. 1: 2012 Farm Bill, Crop Insurance, Ag Leases, Environmental Regulation, & Related Issues

  • October 26, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a meeting in Clarksdale, Mississippi on November 1 from 10-12, followed by a lunch catered by...

Nov 6: Center Hosting Meeting for Producers in Stuttgart, Arkansas

  • October 12, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting in Stuttgart, Arkansas on November 6. The presentations will begin at 10 a.m....

October 16: Attorney Training for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers & Ranchers Claims Process

  • October 10, 2012

On October 16, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 3:45 (EST) a free training session by live webcast will be held for attorneys interested...

New Article Published Covering Arbitration in Federal Crop Insurance

  • October 9, 2012

While farmers and others are likely familiar with federal crop insurance, many are not as familiar with the arbitration requirement that...

Center Hosting Ag Law Workshop for Producers in Northeast Louisiana

  • October 5, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer workshop in Delhi, Louisiana on October 23.  The...

Attorneys Sought to Assist in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • October 3, 2012

The United States government has established a voluntary admininstrative claims process, the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process...

HSUS CEO Seeks Board Seat with Tyson Foods

  • October 2, 2012

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (“HSUS”), announced today that he is running...

USDA Launches Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • October 1, 2012

On September 24, 2012 USDA announced the opening of the claims filing period for Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers...

Edamame Meeting in Russellville, AR

  • October 1, 2012

On Monday, September 24th, Rusty Rumley from the National Agricultural Law Center presented at an edamame meeting in Russellville, Arkansas. ...

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture and the National Agricultural Law Center Form New Partnership

  • September 25, 2012

 In order to enhance their similar missions, the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture...

HSUS Files Suit Against NPPC Funding

  • September 24, 2012

Earlier today, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed suit against the United States Department of Agriculture in...