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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...

March 6 Webinar on State and Federal Water Law Issues, CLE Credit Available

On March 6, from 12-1 p.m. (Central), the Arkansas Bar Association will host a webinar covering state and federal law water...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Convene Oversight Hearing on Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Senator Debbie Stabenow, (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing, “Oversight of...

Chairwoman Stabenow Issues Statement Regarding Sequestration and Elimination of Direct Payment Subsidies

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, issued the following statement today regarding...

Senate Ag Subcommittee Members Named By Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran

The final subcommittee assignments for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry have been announced by Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking...

On February 8, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran issued a letter stating that catfish producers in Mississippi and other states...

Concerns Arise Over Whether Sequestration Will Cause USDA To Furlough Meat Inspectors

In a February 8 article, Reuters reported on the Obama Administration warning that sequestration cuts currently scheduled for March 1 “may...

Chairwoman Stabenow to Convene Hearing on Weather Disasters, Effects on Agriculture, Economy

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on...

Study Examines Consumer Demand For Organic Cotton Apparel

A Washington State University research pilot study examined whether or not consumers are willing to pay extra for organic cotton...

USDA Releases January Inventory Numbers for Cattle

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture released the January inventory numbers for cattle. According to the report, “All the cattle...

Attorneys Sought for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process

Farmers Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) and the National Agricultural Law Center (NALC) are assisting in the development of a legal...

Senator Harry Reid Re-Introduces Senate Farm Bill

On the first day of the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) reintroduced the version of the Farm Bill the...

Chairman Lucas Affirms Direct Payments Will Remain in Place Under 2008 Farm Bill Extension

USA Rice Daily reports that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, Republican of Oklahoma, has affirmed in a written statement that...