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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 7, 2017

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

Organic Food Labels, Are They Trustworthy

  • July 25, 2014

Posted July 25, 2014 Peter Laufer, a writer and professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, doesn’t just wonder,...

USDA Meeting Ends with No Vote on Organic Aquaculture

Posted May 6, 2014   The spring meeting for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) ended with no vote on establishing...

USDA Announces Growth of Organic Industry

  • March 21, 2014

Posted March 21, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced new statistics showing that the organic industry continues...

Organic Farmers Discuss GMO Tolerance

  • February 14, 2014

Posted February 14, 2014   Organic farmers are discussing how to deal with contamination from genetically modified (GMO) crops and “tolerance...

NALC Resource: National Organic Program Reading Room

  • February 12, 2014

Posted February 12, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

Christmas Tree, Organic Growers Find Help in Farm Bill

  • February 11, 2014

Posted February 11, 2014   Christmas tree and organic growers have found helpful provisions in the newly enacted farm bill, which...

CA Appeals Court Rules OFPA Preempts State Consumer Lawsuits

  • January 3, 2014

Posted January 3, 2014   In Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., No. B239602, 2013 WL 6730808, (Cal. Ct. App. Dec....

Judge Orders Attorneys’ Fees for Organic Certification Inspector

  • December 18, 2013

Posted December 18, 2013   Evrett Lundquist, an organic certification inspector who was facing a $7.6 million lawsuit, won summary judgment...

US and Japan Streamline Organic Trade

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The United States and Japan have announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in...

Study Examines Consumer Demand For Organic Cotton Apparel

  • February 12, 2013

A Washington State University research pilot study examined whether or not consumers are willing to pay extra for organic cotton...

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. ...

Premiums on Organic Chicken Breasts

  • March 1, 2012

Consumers are still willing to buy organic meat despite its higher price. A recent article out of Fayetteville, Arkansas reported...