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Allens Disputes $18 Million in PACA Claims

  • February 3, 2014

Posted February 3, 2014   While various produce suppliers claim Allens Inc. owes them over $19 million under the Perishable Agricultural...

Country of Origin Labeling Divides Livestock Industry

  • January 31, 2014

Posted January 31, 2014   While most celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill on Wednesday, some regional beef...

USDA Publishes Final Rule Establishing Paper Checkoff Program

  • January 29, 2014

Posted January 29, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published a final rule for the Paper and Paper-based...

WTO Announces Hearing Date for COOL Dispute

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   The World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that a public hearing of the U.S. Country of...

Appeals Court Upholds FCIC’s Denial of Crop Insurance

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   In Jagers v. Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, No. 12-1342, 2014 WL 114508 (10th Cir. Jan. 14,...

NALC Resource: Conservation Programs Reading Room

  • January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

USDA Files PACA Action against Big Bear Storage and Packing

  • January 22, 2014

Posted January 22, 2014   USDA has filed an administrative action under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) against a Florida...

Congress Passes FY 2014 Spending Bill with Directives for USDA and FDA

  • January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014   Late last week, Congress passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government...

Vilsack Says Leaked Draft of EPA Clean Water Act Rule Not Final

  • January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, told the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) that the leaked EPA...

Tyson Foods Recalls Chicken Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

  • January 15, 2014

Posted January 15, 2014   Tyson Foods recently recalled 34,000 pounds of chicken that may be contaminated with a Salmonella Heidelberg...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in COOL Case

  • January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Jan. 9...

Senator Urges Farm Bill Conference to End USDA Catfish Inspection Program

  • January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014   The subject of the USDA catfish inspection program resurfaced lasted week, as letters from opponents were...

AMS Gives Beef Board Clean Review

  • January 9, 2014

Posted January 9, 2014   A recent management review of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) by the Livestock, Poultry and Seed...

USDA Seeks Comments on Deregulation of New Herbicide Resistant Seeds

  • January 8, 2014

Posted January 8, 2014   Last week, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recommended the deregulation of genetically engineered...

USDA Reopens Comment Period for GE Apples

  • January 7, 2014

Posted January 7, 2014   USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced that it will reopen the comment...

USDA: Farm Bill Needed to Continue Record Trade

  • December 23, 2013

Posted December 23, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says a new farm bill is needed to continue record U.S....

Court Dismisses PETA Lawsuit over Bird Protection

  • December 20, 2013

Posted December 20, 2013   A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...

USDA Approval of Biotech Apples Likely

  • December 19, 2013

Posted December 19, 2013   An apple variety which has been bioengineered to resist browning is likely to be approved by...

Vilsack, U.S. Grain Officials to Attend Trade Conference in China

  • December 18, 2013

Posted December 18, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will lead a team of U.S. officials and leaders of the...

USDA Report Finds Success in Chesapeake Bay Conservation Practices

  • December 11, 2013

Posted December 11, 2013   USDA recently released a report finding that farm bill conservation practices are reducing runoff of nutrients...