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FDA Announces Public Meeting on Two New Food Safety Rules

Posted August 16, 2013 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public meeting for two proposed rules in its implementation...

It’s Official: EPA Publishes Renewable Fuels Standard Final Rule

Posted August 16, 2013 Earlier this month ,the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its yearly requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which...

USDA Moves Closer to Accepting Chinese-Processed Chicken

Posted August 16, 2013 Politico reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) “is moving closer to opening the U.S. market...

Oil Industry Requests Reduction in Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted August 16, 2013 On Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) petitioned the...

Bill Establishing USDA Review of EPA Regulations Introduced

Posted August 15, 2013 On August 1, S. 1466 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and...

Heritage Action Group Calls for Farm Bill Extension

Posted August 15, 2013 The CEO of the conservative Heritage Action organization, Michael Needham, has called for a one-year extension of...

Arizona Groundwater Credit Rule Causes Controversy With Farmers

Posted August 15, 2013 Farm groups in Arizona oppose an Arizona Department of Water Resources rule modification that would gradually eliminate...

FDA Meets with Farmers Concerned about Water Regulations

Posted August 15, 2013 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials recently met with farmers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to listen...

Brazil’s Largest Soybean Cooperative Ends Lawsuit Against Monsanto

This article posted August 14, 2013 Brazil’s largest soybean cooperative, Aprosoja, has agreed to end a lawsuit against Monsanto in exchange...

WTO Rules in Favor of U.S. in Poultry Dispute

Posted August 13, 2013 On Aug. 2, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a panel report in favor of the United...

USDA Extends Comment Period for Mechanically Tenderized Meat

Posted August 12, 2013 USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced an extension of the comment period for a proposed rule,...

Comment Period Extended for Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations

Posted August 12, 2013 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially extended the comment period for the proposed rules,...

EPA Announces Changes to 2013 Biofuel Requirement

Posted August 9, 2013 On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its yearly requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS),...

Vilsack Says Farm Bill Limbo Risks WTO Sanctions

Posted:  August 8, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced that without a new farm bill, the United States will stop...

USDA Announces Emergency Assistance to Ranchers

Posted: August 7, 2013 In response to continued severe drought conditions in certain areas of the country, USDA’s Farm Service...

Florida Appellate Court Awards Former Hog Farmer $505,000 Over Confinement Amendment

Posted: July 30, 2013 In terms of farm animal confinement laws, Florida is where it all began, when it passed a...

USDA Announces Feedstock Flexibility Program Final Rule

Posted:  July 26, 2013 The USDA Farm Service Agency has announced the Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) final rule, which will be published...

Upcoming: American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting

Posted:  July 24, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...

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

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

Upcoming: 34th Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association

Posted:  July 1, 2013 The 34th Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 31 – November 2, 2013 at the Concourse...