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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: APRIL 3, 2017

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. JUDICIAL: Includes Urb and Ag,...

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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...

Schumer Seeks Crop Insurance for Barley Farmers

  • January 13, 2015

Posted January 13, 2015 Senator Chuck Schumer is establishing an insurance program benefiting Capital region farmers growing malt barley for...

Michigan Governor Abolished Local Food Systems Council

  • December 16, 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder abolished a council that supported local food systems and agricultural diversity, according...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Denied Raw Milk Case

  • December 16, 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 Vernon Hershberger, Sauk County dairy farmer, will not appear in front of Wisconsin Supreme Court for his...

Russia’s Import Ban Helps Local Farms

  • November 25, 2014

Posted November 25, 2014 Russia’s ban on western imports of food products has strengthened local, organic farms, according to The...

New Bill Benefits NY Craft Beverage Producers

  • June 19, 2014

Posted June 19, 2014 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a bill to reduce restrictions for craft beverage producers in New York, according...

Tulsa Reconsiders Ordinance Amendment for Food Truck Owners

Posted May 23, 2014   An ordinance amendment which could affect the distance that food trucks would have to operate from...

MI Agriculture Commission Approves Changes to Right to Farm Protection

Posted May 1, 2014   The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted, in a special session, to adopt changes...

Charlotte Food Truck Owners Criticize Proposed Ordinance

  • April 25, 2014

Posted April 25, 2014   Food truck vendors in Charlotte, North Carolina are voicing their concerns over a proposed city ordinance...

NALC Resource: Local Food Systems Reading Room

  • March 20, 2014

Posted March 20, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

USDA Announces New Efforts to Help Small and Mid-Sized Farmers

  • March 18, 2014

Posted March 18, 2014   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new and expanded efforts to connect small- and mid-sized farmers...

Webinar: Legal Issues with Adding Value to Farm Products

  • March 12, 2014

Posted March 12, 2014 Farm Commons will offer a webinar on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. CDT on the...

CA Bill would Create Office of Farm to Fork

  • February 27, 2014

Posted February 27, 2014   California Assembly Speaker John A. Perez introduced a bill that would create the “Office of Farm...

Group Urges Congress for a New Approach to Food and Agricultural Policy

  • February 7, 2014

Posted February 7, 2014   Co-chairs of AGree, a food and agricultural policy group, are urging Congress to try a new...

Maine Bill Would Create Local Food Hubs

  • February 5, 2014

Posted February 5, 2014   A Maine bill would support the expansion of “food hubs,” where small-scale farmers can store, cut...

Survey Shows Farm to School Legislation is on Rise

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   An updated National Farm to School Network (NFSN) survey shows in 2012 and 2013, twenty states...

USDA Announces Grants to Help Schools Buy Local Food

  • November 25, 2013

Posted November 25, 2013   USDA announced grants for 71 projects over 42 states and the District of Columbia to connect...

Lawsuit Challenges MN “Cottage Foods” Restrictions

  • November 25, 2013

Posted November 25, 2013   A Minnesota business owner recently filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s “cottage foods” law, according to...

Raw Milk Producer Sues Oregon Ag Dept. Over Advertising Ban

  • November 22, 2013

Posted November 22, 2013   An Oregon dairy owner recently filed a lawsuit in federal court against the state Department of...