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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...

WV Poultry Grower Wins Clean Water Act Case Against EPA

Posted October 25, 2013   In Alt v. EPA, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stating...

NALC Resource: State Law Clearinghouse

Posted October 22, 2013   The State Law Clearinghouse, available here, is a free resource provided by the National Agricultural Law...

Groups Sue EPA Over Withdrawal of Factory Farm Rule

Posted October 17,  2013   A coalition of community, animal welfare, and environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S....

Panel Set to Address the Issue of Farm Size

October 17, 2013   A panel discussion comparing large and small farms will be the focus of the Food Dialogues on...

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Ruling

Posted October 16, 2013   Farm and commodity groups have announced they will appeal a recent district court judge’s decision to...

Animal Law on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

Posted October 15, 2013   Animal law will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

(When) Can Private Citizens Enforce States’ Animal Welfare Laws?

Posted October 4, 2013 The National Agricultural Law Center and the American Agricultural Law Association are co-sponsoring a webinar titled,...

CDC Report Connects Animal Agriculture with Antibiotic Resistance

Posted September 20, 2013   The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report on the threats of...

Judge Rules EPA Can Enforce Nutrient Standards in Chesapeake Bay

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

EPA and Iowa Reach Agreement on CAFO Oversight

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

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

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

Upcoming Webinar/CLE: Private Citizen Enforcement of Animal Welfare Laws

Posted September 5, 2013 On October 10, 2013 from 12 – 1 p.m. (CDT), the National Agricultural Law Center and...

Federal Judge Denies Defendants’ Attorneys’ Fees in MD Water Pollution Case

  Posted September 4, 2013   A U.S. District Court judge denied defendants’ motion for $3 million dollars in attorneys’ fees...

Plaintiffs, EPA Reach Settlement; EPA Not to Seek New CAFO Regulations

Posted August 23, 2013 According to an agreement with the Chesapeake BayFoundation (CBF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not...

Florida Appellate Court Awards Former Hog Farmer $505,000 Over Confinement Amendment

Posted: July 30, 2013 In terms of farm animal confinement laws, Florida is where it all began, when it passed a...

North Carolina Developing New Approach to Award of Attorney Fees in Right to Farm Law

Posted:  July 19, 2013 The topic of nuisance and right to farm statutes has been red hot over the past couple...

Arkansas Rice Farmers’ Lawsuit Against Poultry Companies Over Arsenic Dismissed With Prejudice

Judge Brian S. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit brought...

Concerns Arise Over Whether Sequestration Will Cause USDA To Furlough Meat Inspectors

In a February 8 article, Reuters reported on the Obama Administration warning that sequestration cuts currently scheduled for March 1 “may...

HSUS Files Suit Against NPPC Funding

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