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Farm Bill Vote Keeps Mandatory Checkoffs

A Senate amendment that would have made mandatory checkoffs for soybeans and other crops voluntary has been defeated.  Alan Kemper, chairman...

33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association: Nashville, Tennessee October 18-20

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20, 2012 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel 2012 in...

Wisconsin Town Exceeds Authority to Regulate Farm’s Water-Quality Standards

In Wisconsin, the state Supreme Court has ruled that rural towns do not have the authority to enforce tougher water-quality standards...

Center Hosting Free Webinar July 24, “The Clean Water, EPA Regulation, and the Future of Farming”

On July 24, 2012 from 12-1 Eastern, the National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division...

House Agriculture Committee Calls for Bigger SNAP Cuts

The Washington Post reports the House Agriculture Committee unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce...

Rice and Peanut Farmers Support House Version of 2012 Farm Bill

The Hill reports that “lobbyists for rice and peanut farmers who opposed a Senate-passed farm bill backed a draft House version...

Country of Origin Labeling Discussed by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

The World Trade Organization issued its final ruling on Country of Origin Labeling. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Bob McCan...

California Farm Bureau Opposes Project on Prime Farmland

A state law requiring a third of California’s power to be generated from renewable sources by 2020 has generated concern for...

Water Board Hearing Could Increase Costs for Agriculturists

According to a recent Western Farm Press article, the California “State Water Resources Control Board held a hearing in May to...

Crop Insurance Claims Predicted to Escalate

Extreme drought conditions in Southern Illinois have resulted in an escalated number of recently filed insurance claims.Farm Week Now reports that...

Midwest Drought Causes Diminished Corn Crops

Farmers in the Midwest are beginning to see what was expected to be the nation’s largest corn crop in generations shrivel...

House Agriculture Committee Releases Version of 2012 Farm Bill

Farm Futures reports that the Chair of the House Ag Committee, Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have...

Wind Energy Leasing Workshop To be Held for Oklahoma Landowners

The Oklahoma State UniversityCooperative Extension Service and the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture...

Colorado’s Weld County Pleas for Help in Drought Disaster

Channel 9 News in Colorado reports that, “County commissioners are making one last plea to help save the crops for hundreds of...

GAO Calls for Additional Data for EPA Water Quality Program

According to a recent Agri-Pulse report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes states need to improve the clean-up process of our...

Promising Peanut Crop Predicted for Mississippi Growers

A video published by Delta Farm Press reports that 50,000 acres of peanuts have been planted in Mississippi this year. According...

Senator Schumer’s Maple Syrup Amendment Finds Way to 2012 Farm Bill Proposal

A sweet deal may be in store for New York maple farmers. Sen. Charles Schumer’s proposal to promote New York’s maple...

Mud Runoff Regulation Possibilities a Concern for Timber Industry

The Washington Post reports that the timber industry hopes that “the U.S. Supreme Court will maintain business as usual on controlling...

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...