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Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Podcast

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

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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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Bipartisan bill seeks to improve Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program

Written by: Amie Alexander, JD/MPS Candidate, William H. Bowen School of Law On April 25, 2018, U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.)...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 16, 2018

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  ANNOUNCEMENT: Mark your calendar for...

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USDA sued for pulling GIPSA Farmer Fair Practices Rules

Written by: Amie Alexander, JD/MPS Candidate, William H. Bowen School of Law Petitioners filed a lawsuit against the United States Department...

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Bill would provide crop insurance incentives to save prairie land

Written by: Amie Alexander, JD/MPS Candidate, William H. Bowen School of Law The American Prairie Conservation Act is a bipartisan bill,...

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Webinar will address Ag Taxation and Reform

Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture held hearings exploring the upcoming Farm Bill and impacts of tax reform efforts on...

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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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USDA proposes improving healthy food access

Posted February 18, 2016 Under a proposed rule change announced Tuesday by the USDA, retailers who accept food stamps would have...

Ag committee rejects crop insurance cuts

  • October 29, 2015

Posted October 29, 2015 House Agriculture Committee members state there will be no cuts to the crop insurance program in...

Interim final rule issued for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

  • July 13, 2015

Posted July 13, 2015 The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is publishing an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical,...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a farm bill “in the coming...

COOL Not Economically Beneficial, USDA Study

–> Posted May 6, 2015 Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is not beneficial for American consumers, according to a Food Safety News article...

USDA to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers, 2014 Farm Bill

  • March 25, 2015

Posted March 25, 2015 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a proposed rule to limit farm payments to...

Vilsack Extends ARC & PLC Deadlines

  • March 2, 2015

Posted March 2, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the...

NSAC Releases Guide to Conservation Stewardship Program

  • February 12, 2015

Posted February 12, 2015 The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has released two free resources to help farmers and ranchers...