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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...

Senate Majority Leader Reid: Temporary Extension of Farm Bill Not Going To Happen

Posted:  June 24, 2013 In the wake of last week’s stunning rejection of the farm bill in the U.S. House of...

Supreme Court Rules that Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 Withdraws Tucker Act Jurisdiction; Takings Claim Can Be Raised as Affirmative Defense in USDA Enforcement Proceeding

Posted:  June 11, 2013 In action involving a constitutional challenge to the California Raisin Marketing Order under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement...

D.C. Circuit Holds That EPA Can Withdraw §404 Permit Site Specifications Post-Permit

Posted:  June 7, 2013 In Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. U.S. E.P.A., 714 F.3d 608, the United States Court of...

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Producers’ Lawsuit Claiming that USDA Improperly Calculated Farmers’ SURE Payments

Posted:  June 6, 2013 In Bartlett v. United States Dep’t of Agric., No. 12-3087,2013 WL 2420501 (8thCir. June 5, 2013), the...

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Farmer’s Effort to Replicate Roundup Ready Soybeans is Patent Infrigement

Posted:  May 13, 2013 On Monday, May 13, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in Bowman v. Monsanto Co.,...

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...

National Agricultural Law Center Partners with American Agri-Women to Host Ag & Food Law Webinar

On Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. Mountain/11 Central the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar in partnership...

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

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

Arkansas Rice Farmers’ Lawsuit Against Poultry Companies Over Arsenic Dismissed With Prejudice

Judge Brian S. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit brought...

Monsanto to Appeal Brazilian Ruling on Roundup Ready Patent Ruling

Monsanto, Co.has announced its plans to file an appeal of a recent ruling over a patent correction covering its Ready Roundup soybean...