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Oregon Passes Bill Protecting Biotech Crops

  • October 8, 2013

Posted October 8, 2013   During a special session which concluded last week, the Oregon legislature passed a package of bills...

WA Judge Dismisses Lawsuit over GMO Food Labeling Initiative

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   A Superior Court Judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit against the “No on I-522” campaign...

Crop Insurance on Agenda for AALA Annual Conference

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   Legal issues in crop insurance will be prominently featured at the upcoming 34th Annual Conference of...

USDA Will Not Investigate GMO Alfalfa Contamination

  • September 27, 2013

Posted September 27, 2013   USDA will not investigate the detection of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s non-GMO...

“Monsanto Rider” Will Expire, Not Included in Senate CR

  • September 26, 2013

Posted September 26, 2013   A controversial legislative rider, which allows farmers to keep growing a genetically modified (GM) crop while...

Biotech Crops Included in Oregon Special Session Deal

  • September 25, 2013

Posted September 25, 2013   A controversial bill that would block local governments from regulating agriculture, including banning genetically modified (GM)...

Washington Ag Groups Oppose GM Labeling Initiative

  • September 13, 2013

Posted September 13, 2013   Over 30 Washington state agricultural groups oppose an initiative that would require the labeling of genetically...

Letter to USDA: Improve Oversight of GMO Field Trials

  • August 27, 2013

Posted August 27, 2013 Over 150 farm and food businesses and organizations signed a letter calling for USDA to improve its...

American Agricultural Law Association Annual Conference: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

  • August 23, 2013

Posted August 23, 2013 For attorneys, students, and other professionals interested in agricultural and food law, the 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural...

Brazil’s Largest Soybean Cooperative Ends Lawsuit Against Monsanto

  • August 14, 2013

This article posted August 14, 2013 Brazil’s largest soybean cooperative, Aprosoja, has agreed to end a lawsuit against Monsanto in exchange...

Upcoming: American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting

  • July 24, 2013

Posted:  July 24, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Farmer’s Effort to Replicate Roundup Ready Soybeans is Patent Infrigement

Posted:  May 13, 2013 On Monday, May 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co.,...

Monsanto to Appeal Brazilian Ruling on Roundup Ready Patent Ruling

  • March 1, 2013

Monsanto, Co.has announced its plans to file an appeal of a recent ruling over a patent correction covering its Ready Roundup soybean...

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. ...

‘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...

33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association: Nashville, Tennessee October 18-20

  • July 13, 2012

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

Gates Foundation Calls for More Ag Research Funding

  • February 3, 2012

Western Farm Press reports that, in the annual priorities outlined by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates expressed interest in...

USDA Grants Protection to 45 New Plant Varieties

  • October 27, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued certificates of protection to developers of 45 new varieties of seed-reproduced and tuber-propagated plants....