Groups Voice Concern over Chinese Biotech Issues
- November 5, 2013
Posted November 5, 2013 Several agricultural exporters and farm groups recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael...
Kauai Approves Controversial GMO, Pesticide Disclosure Bill
- October 24, 2013
Posted October 24, 2013 After a 19-hour long special meeting, the Kaua’i County council voted to approve a controversial GMO...
WA Attorney General Sues Group over Food Labeling Initiative
- October 18, 2013
Posted October 18, 2013 Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), alleging...
NOW Foods Will Sell Only Non-GMO Products by Year’s End
- October 11, 2013
October 11, 2013 Natural foods manufacturer, NOW Foods, has committed to make its entire food line non-genetically modified (GMO) by...
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
- May 13, 2013
Posted: May 13, 2013 On Monday, May 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co.,...