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King Promotes Amendment in Farm Bill Debates

Posted November 5, 2013   Representative Steve King (R-IA), one of the conferees negotiating the farm bill is pushing for the...

Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues

Posted November 5, 2013   Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...

Ranchers Hope to Add Beef to “Fresh From Florida” Campaign

Posted November 5, 2013   Ranchers in Florida hope to add beef to the “Fresh From Florida” marketing campaign offered by...

Slow Growth of U.S. Agricultural Exports to the EU

Posted November 4, 2013   Over the last ten years, growth of U.S. agricultural exports to the European Union (EU) has...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

NALC Resource: Center Publications

Posted November 1, 2013   Research publications are a vital part of the National Agricultural Law Center’s mission to conduct objective,...

2013 Farm Bill May Help SD Ranchers Affected by Blizzard

Posted November 1, 2013   USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse was shocked by the damage of an early October blizzard, which...

Farm Bill Conference Targets COOL for Repeal

Posted October 31, 2013   Members of the farm bill conference committee are looking to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling...

USDA Releases Humane Handling Guidance

Posted October 31, 2013   USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) recently released an advance notice for a new guidance on...

Today: First Meeting for 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee

Posted October 30, 2013   The long-awaited first meeting of the 2013 farm bill conference committee will take place today, October...

Allens Vegetable Canning Company Files for Bankruptcy

Posted October 30, 2013   Allens Inc., a company that makes canned and frozen vegetables, filed a Chapter 11 petition for...

Farm Tax Proposal Causes Concern

Posted October 30, 2013   A proposal making its rounds in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee would require all...

FDA Releases Proposed Animal Feed Safety Rule

Posted October 29, 2013   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a proposed rule under the Food Safety...

“Food Stamp Cliff” Nearing, SNAP Cuts on Nov. 1

Posted October 29, 2013   The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “food stamps,” will be cut at the...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

Posted October 29, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...

Groups Urge Obama Administration to Approve FDA Rule on Antibiotics in Agriculture

Posted October 28, 2013   Twenty medical, public health, and agriculture groups recently urged the Obama Administration to ban the misuse...

Court Consolidates GMO Wheat Lawsuits

Posted October 28, 2013   The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced that lawsuits brought against Monsanto over genetically modified...

Illinois Court Rules LLC is Not a Joint Venture, Member May File Lien Against LLC

Posted October 28, 2013   In Peabody-Waterside Dev., LLC v. Island of Waterside, LLC, No. 5-12-0490, 2013 WL 4736714 (Ill. App....

ICBA Asks Farm Credit Administration to Explain $12 Billion Loan to Verizon

Posted October 25, 2013   The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) expressed concern that Farm Credit System (FCS) lender CoBank,...

Tyson No Longer Accepting Canadian Cattle, Citing COOL

Posted October 25, 2013   Tyson Foods announced it has stopped buying Canadian cattle for shipment to its U.S. beef plants,...