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Farm Groups React to CA Minimum Wage Increase

  • September 20, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013   Farm groups are having mixed reactions to a bill that will increase the minimum wage in...

Judge Rules EPA Can Enforce Nutrient Standards in Chesapeake Bay

  • September 19, 2013

Posted September 19, 2013   A federal judge upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to set and enforce nutrient standards in...

CA Judge Says Water Right Fee is Invalid

  • September 19, 2013

Posted September 19, 2013   In a proposed decision, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge, Raymond Cadei, said a fee charged to...

Sen. Stabenow to Address House Nutrition Bill

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013 Senator and Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will deliver remarks today on the...

GOP Bill Would Ban Use of SNAP Benefits for Junk Food

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013   Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced a bill that would ban the use of Supplemental Nutritional Assistance...

KY Ag Commissioner Hopes Farmers Plant Hemp in April

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013   Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hopes Kentucky farmers plant hemp in April, saying that a recent...

AFBF Supports House Waterways Bill

  • September 18, 2013

Posted September 18, 2013   The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) announced its support for the Water Resources Reform and Development...

House Nutrition Bill Introduced, CBO Releases Cost Estimate

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17, 2013   H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, was introduced in the U.S....

EPA and Iowa Reach Agreement on CAFO Oversight

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17, 2013   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) have reached an...

USDA Designates Primary Natural Disaster Areas in Texas

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17,  2013   The USDA has designated four counties in Texas as primary natural disaster areas due to damages...

Online CLE Program Will Address Private Citizen Enforcement of Animal Welfare Laws

  • September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013 The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled,...

CA Sues Whole Foods Over Pesticide Sales

  • September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013   The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Market, Inc....

Right-to-Know Pesticide Legislation Introduced in Michigan

  • September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013   Michigan State Representative, Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), has introduced legislation that would allow all Michigan residents...

Secretary Vilsack Strongly Opposes Farm Bill Extension

  • September 16, 2013

Posted September 16, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has “very, very, very strong objections” to another extension of the...

Frank Lucas: Opposes Farm Bill Extension, Says “Bigger Ideas” Needed

  • September 13, 2013

Posted September 13, 2013   House Agricultural Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) voiced his opposition to a two-year extension of the...

Washington Ag Groups Oppose GM Labeling Initiative

  • September 13, 2013

Posted September 13, 2013   Over 30 Washington state agricultural groups oppose an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically...

NFU Passes Resolution on Farm Bill, COOL, and RFS

  • September 12, 2013

Posted September 12, 2013   The National Farmers Union (NFU) recently concluded its Fall Legislative Fly-In, where the Board of Directors...

House Will Likely Vote on SNAP Cuts Next Week

  • September 12, 2013

Posted September 12, 2013   The House of Representatives will likely vote next week on a bill to cut $40 billion...

Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in COOL Lawsuit

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction...

Report: Conservation Practices Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Runoff

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   A new report released by USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) shows significant reductions in the...