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The Ag & Food Law Blog

A Project of the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium

Court approves $1.15 billion settlement for black farmers in Pigford II

Yesterday, a judge approved a $1.15 billion settlement in the decades old class action suit filed by black farmers against the...

USDA tightens belt by cutting agriculture reports

The U.S. Agriculture Department has kept tabs for decades on a wide range of agricultural industries that generate billions of dollars...

Vilsack sees farm bill urging conservation

This week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stated that he is not proposing the linking of conservation compliance with subsidized...

USDA seeks comments on amendments establishing a controlled import permit

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend regulations concerning the importation...

USDA Grants Protection to 45 New Plant Varieties

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued certificates of protection to developers of 45 new varieties of seed-reproduced and tuber-propagated plants....