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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 16, 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 FLSA,...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 14, 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: Join us...

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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 25, 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 labor,...

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New York farm workers challenge labor organizing law

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit this week challenging a state law forbidding farm workers from organizing. Per...

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Protestors push Chipotle to pressure tomato supplier

Representatives from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters protested outside a Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Jose, CA, earlier this week. However,...

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Supreme Court rules against Tyson in class action suit

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Tyson Foods over the company’s challenge to a nearly $5.8 million class action...

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Lawmakers want to make poultry companies responsible for chicken manure in Maryland

Posted February 4, 2016 The Baltimore Sun reports that some Maryland lawmakers want to make large poultry processors responsible for the...

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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...

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Georgia farm to pay $485K labor settlement

  • November 10, 2015

Posted November 11, 2015 A Georgia produce farm has agreed to pay $485,000 to settle a federal lawsuit, according to...

Supreme Court takes up Tyson doffing case

Posted June 9, 2015 The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Tyson Foods’ challenge to a $5.8 million judgment against...

DOL Drops “Hot Goods” Charges

  • January 25, 2015

Posted January 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is dropping a lawsuit against two Oregon blueberry growers accused...

USDA Spending $29 Million to House Farm Laborers

  • November 10, 2014

Posted November 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $29 million...

Tyson Workers Awarded $5.8 Million

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 On Monday, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals awarded $5.8 million to a class of Tyson...

Vilsack Pushes House to Pass Immigration Reform

Posted May 16, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, and the White House continue their push for a vote on...

Federal Judge Upholds Vacated Settlement Between Labor Dept. and Blueberry Growers

Posted May 1, 2014   A federal judge recently upheld a previous ruling vacating settlement agreements between the U.S. Department of...

UDSA and HHS Disagree over Poultry Rules

  • April 14, 2014

Posted April 14, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) disagree...

NALC Resource: Labor Law Reading Room

  • March 31, 2014

Posted March 31, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

OSHA Issues Rule on Whistleblower Protection under FSMA

  • March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published an interim final rule protecting workers who report...

Farm Bureau, Ag Groups Push House to Act on Immigration

  • February 28, 2014

Posted February 28, 2014   Over 600 groups, including 154 agricultural organizations are calling on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to...

EPA Proposes Changes to Agricultural Worker Protection Standard

  • February 26, 2014

Posted February 26, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed changes to the agricultural Worker Protection Standard...