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Regulating Livestock Welfare Remains an Issue Around the Country

By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Thursday, March 09th, 2017 Written by:  Ellen Essman, Law Fellow, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program While...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: MARCH 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 ANNOUNCEMENT: Please join us...

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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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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 21, 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 crop...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JANUARY 5, 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 labor,...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: DECEMBER 20, 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 biosecurity,...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: DECEMBER 7, 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 ESA,...

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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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US food firms continue movement toward cage-free egg supply

On Monday, ConAgra Foods joined dozens of other food companies and restaurants committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs. The company announced...

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Groups sue over North Carolina’s ag-gag law claiming it violates Constitution

A coalition of animal activist groups filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a North Carolina “ag-gag” law designed to...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Walmart Announces Stricter Animal Welfare Policy

Posted May 27, 2015   Walmart has announcedstricter guidelines concerning animal welfare and the use of antibiotics in farm animals,...

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...