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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...

Center Hosting Series of Ag Law Producer Workshops in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas

  • September 24, 2012

The National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a series of producer workshop meetings throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas that will...

‘Antritrust and Patent Expiration in Plant and Animal Ag’ a Focus of 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

  • September 21, 2012

The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) will hold its 33rd Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee from October 18-20 at the Downtown...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Host Farm Bill Teleconference at 5 p.m. EST

  • September 20, 2012

At 5:00 p.m. EST today (September 20), Senator Stabenow will host a teleconference to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.  To access...

Forestry Roads and the Clean Water Act

  • September 19, 2012

Two cases on the stormwater discharge exemption for forestry roads, Decker, et al.v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center,et al. and Georgia-Pacific...

U.S. Agritourism Statutes

  • September 17, 2012

Agritourism is one of the fastest growing agricultural endeavors in the country.  As part of an ongoing focus on agritourism operations...

BPI Lawsuit Over “Pink Slime” Coverage

  • September 13, 2012

Earlier today, Beef Products Inc.(“BPI”) filed suit in South Dakota state court for defamation against ABC News, Inc..  The suit...

Food Law A Key Part of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

  • September 12, 2012

From October 18-20, the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) will hold its 33rd Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The AALA has...

33rd Annual American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting: Focus on Farm Bill and Many Other Agricultural Law Issues

  • September 5, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The conference will...

USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process: Informational Meeting for Attorneys on September 13

  • September 4, 2012

On September 13, 2012 from 11-12 Central, there will an informational webinar for attorneys interested in learning more about the upcoming...

Upcoming: 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

  • August 31, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20, 2012 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel...

NCGA Believes Agriculture Needs New Farm Bill

  • August 1, 2012

Ag Professional reports that the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) feels “extending the current farm bill will not adequately cover farmers’ needs.”...

Aquaculture Conference Offered by Extension

  • July 30, 2012

Newark Advocate reports that “people interested in learning business strategies to develop and maintain a healthy and sustainable fish farming...

Farm Bureau Supports USDA Action

  • July 25, 2012

Hoosier Ag Today reports that the “American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the emergency actions U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday...

Child Labor on Family Farms Preserved through Passed Bill

  • July 25, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act, which protects the ability of youth to gain training...

Boehner Deflects Farm Bill Timing

  • July 23, 2012

Agri-Pulse reports Speaker of the House John Boehner recently told press that “a decision has not yet been made” on...