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The Ag & Food Law Blog will return on July 31st

  • July 24, 2017

Greetings!  The Ag & Food Law blog, along with the Ag & Food Law Daily Update will return to its normal...


See You Later, Ann Winfred

  • October 26, 2016

With great sadness, we share that our very dear friend and colleague Ann Winfred passed away on October 12, 2016.  Ann...

Supreme Court to decide CWA dispute

  • December 15, 2015

Posted December 15, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether property owners can challenge the federal government in court,...

California consumers can challenge organic food labels

  • December 8, 2015

Posted December 8, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled that consumers could file lawsuits under California law alleging food products are...

WTO authorized $1B COOL retaliation

  • December 8, 2015

Posted December 8, 2015 The World Trade Organization (WTO) has authorized Canada and Mexico to place tariffs on over $1...

Dry and semi-dry sausage production e-book available

  • November 23, 2015

Posted November 23, 2015 The second installation from The Meat Processor’s Journal series is a compilation of expert knowledge, practices...

FDA approves genetically engineered salmon

  • November 20, 2015

Posted November 20, 2015 The FDA has approved AquaBounty Technologies’ application for AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon that reaches market...

FDA seeking comments to define “natural”

  • November 17, 2015

Posted November 17, 2015 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exploring the use of the term “natural,” asking the...

FDA released rules for fruit and vegetable producers

  • November 16, 2015

Posted November 16, 2015 To minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death from consumption of contaminated produce,...


Appeals court rules against Obama’s immigration plan

  • November 11, 2015

Posted November 11, 2015 A federal appeals court said that President Obama could not overhaul immigration rules by providing up...


Georgia farm to pay $485K labor settlement

  • November 10, 2015

Posted November 11, 2015 A Georgia produce farm has agreed to pay $485,000 to settle a federal lawsuit, according to...

Judge drops charges on man who shot down drone

  • October 29, 2015

Posted October 29, 2015 William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, was cleared...

Ag committee rejects crop insurance cuts

  • October 29, 2015

Posted October 29, 2015 House Agriculture Committee members state there will be no cuts to the crop insurance program in...

California bill enacts strictest antibiotic law

  • October 13, 2015

Posted October 13, 2015 California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a bill that sets the strictest government standards in...

Court places hold on water rule nationwide

  • October 12, 2015

Posted October 12,2015 A U.S. court on Friday issued an order temporarily blocking the implementation of a federal water rule...


Peanut executive sentenced to 28 years for salmonella outbreak

  • September 23, 2015

Posted September 23, 2015 The former owner of a Georgia peanut company was sentenced to 28 years in prison on...

McDonald’s shifting to cage-free eggs

  • September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 McDonald’s Corp. said it will transition to cage-free eggs for almost 16,000 restaurants in the United...

Federal judge halts EPA’s clean water rule

  • August 28, 2015

Posted August 28, 2015 A federal judge in North Dakota blocked the Obama administration’s waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)” rule...


Ruling mandates stricter ag runoff limits

  • August 24, 2015

Posted August 24, 2015 A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ordered the state to write stricter controls for agriculture water...


Idaho’s ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

  • August 5, 2015

Posted August 6, 2015   A federal judge struck down Idaho’s ban on undercover videos at factory farms, ruling that state legislators wrongly criminalized free...