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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2017

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions to: camarigg at uark.edu JUDICIAL: Includes taxation,...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: DECEMBER 9, 2016

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions to: camarigg at uark.edu JUDICIAL: Includes food...

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USDA to fund antimicrobial research

Earlier this week the U.S. department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $6 million in available funding for research addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR)....

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Court dismisses suit against Whole Foods alleging false advertising

On April 26, the United States District Court Northern District of California granted Whole Foods’ motion to dismiss a class action...

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Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review

The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Agricultural Law Weekly Review is now available.  Topics...

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Wal-Mart developing 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025

American retail giant Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club announced their goal to transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025....

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Nebraska law allows meatpackers to own hogs

Posted February 16, 2016 Per nationalhogfarmer.com, Nebraska meatpackers can now own hogs. Under LB176, passed February 5, a person who owns, leases...

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...

New Law Could Protect Weather-Exposed Pets

Posted May 29, 2015 Illinois lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make exposing outside pets to extreme hot or cold...

Lab Chimpanzees are Treated as “Slaves”

Posted May 28, 2015 A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that...

NY Judge Grants Chimpanzee Hearing

  • April 22, 2015

Posted April 22, 2014 A New York judge ruled this week to grant lawyers representing two chimpanzees a hearing to...

McDonald’s to Stop Sale of Chicken Treated with Human Antibiotics

  • March 6, 2015

Posted March 6, 2015 McDonald’s plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics in human medicine within the next two...

Senators Reintroduce Antibiotic Prevention Legislation

  • March 4, 2015

Posted March 4, 2015 Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Prevention of Antibiotic Resistance Act (PARA),...

California Changing Cage Law, Could Set Precedent

  • November 11, 2014

Posted November 11, 2014 Six states are in federal court fighting a California ban on eggs sold from hens kept...

Lawsuit Testing Chimpanzee’s Right as Legal Person

  • October 10, 2014

Posted October 10, 2014 On Wednesday, a state appellate court heard cases about whether a chimpanzee can be considered a...

FBI to Track Animal Cruelty Cases

  • September 24, 2014

Posted September 24, 2014 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will start tracking animal cruelty cases, according to a USA...

FSIS Amending Poultry Products Inspection Regulations

  • August 29, 2014

Posted August 29, 2014 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has amended the poultry products inspection regulations to establish...

APHIS Amended Regulations under AWA

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended regulations to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)....

Wild Horse Lawsuit Gains Additional Plaintiffs

  • July 28, 2014

Posted July 28, 2014 Two additional parties joined a federal lawsuit concerning wild horse policy, which demands the government gather...

Animal Rights Group Suing Insurers For Feld Settlement Cost

Posted July 9, 2014 On May 15, animal welfare groups agreed to pay $15.7 million to the Ringling Bros. and...