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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,...

Conservation Programs Awarded $340 Million in Federal Funding

  • January 16, 2015

–> Posted January 16, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of...

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...

USDA Announces Funds to Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Small Businesses

Posted May 8, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural agricultural producers...

Senator Introduces Bill to Increase Wireless Access in Rural Areas

  • December 18, 2013

Posted December 18, 2013   Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced a bill that would provide a program for large wireless...

USDA Announces Grants for Value-Added Agriculture

  • December 2, 2013

Posted December 2, 2013   UDSA recently announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in grants to help agricultural producers enter...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

  • October 1, 2013

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

  • August 22, 2013

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

North Carolina Developing New Approach to Award of Attorney Fees in Right to Farm Law

  • July 19, 2013

Posted:  July 19, 2013 The topic of nuisance and right to farm statutes has been red hot over the past couple...

Senate Ag Committee to Mark-Up 2013 Farm Bill on May 14

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...

Three States Pass New “Agritourism” Liability Protection Laws

As the legislative sessions for many states are wrapping up, three states have recently passed agritourism statutes designed to reduce help...

  • April 4, 2013

Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has named thirty-one experts to review an upcoming report on “fracking,” the term...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Extends Deadline for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1

  • March 25, 2013

The USDA has extended the filing deadline for the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1,...

USDA Releases January Inventory Numbers for Cattle

  • February 10, 2013

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture released the January inventory numbers for cattle. According to the report, “All the cattle...

Attorneys Sought for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • January 22, 2013

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Attorneys Sought Nationwide To Assist Claimants in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • January 15, 2013

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

October 16: Attorney Training for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers & Ranchers Claims Process

  • October 10, 2012

On October 16, 2012, from 1 p.m. – 3:45 (EST) a free training session by live webcast will be held for attorneys interested...

Attorneys Sought to Assist in USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

  • October 3, 2012

The United States government has established a voluntary admininstrative claims process, the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process...

National Agricultural Law Center Publishes New Article on Prevented Planting Crop Insurance

The National Agricultural Law Center recently published an article that focuses on legal issues associated with prevented planting crop insurance, Prevented...

Small Farm Support Backed by Food and Agriculture Organization

  • June 14, 2012

With the world population growing to an expected nine billion people by 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...