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Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Alabama

On May 31, 2023, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Property Protection Act (codified under Ala. Code §...

EPA Draft Herbicide Strategy Open for Comment

October 22, 2023, is the last day to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework to...

The NALC Quarterly Newsletter: 3Q23

The National Agricultural Law Center compiles and publishes a quarterly newsletter highlighting recent and upcoming events and resources.   The newsletter...

September Monthly Roundup

September Roundup As September has ended, the staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information...

DOL, DHS, and USDA Launch New Proposed Rules and Initiatives Affecting H-2 Programs

The H-2A program allows agricultural employers to hire foreign workers when there is a shortage in domestic labor. According to Philp...

State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part Eight

In the past two years or so, as discussed in the first article of this series, the issue of restricting foreign...

Court Rules that EPA Must Engage in ESA Consultation When Adopting Water Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) must analyze how its revised water quality standards for cadmium will affect threatened and endangered species...

Resources at a Glance: Foreign Ownership of Ag Land

Subject Matter Experts     Micah Brown Harrison Pittman Staff Attorney Center Director (479) 222-2507 (479) 575-7640 mrb021@uark.edu hmpittm@uark.edu   General...

Recent Federal and State Heat Safety Proposals

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2011 and 2021, there were 436 work-related deaths attributed to environmental heat exposure....

USDA Provides Additional Round of Debt Relief Payments to “Distressed” Farm Borrowers

In August 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is providing $530 million in additional financial assistance for certain...

Landowners Question Authority of Agency Adjudication

In April 2023, the Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas and Amy Villegas against the Environmental Protection...

August Monthly Roundup

August Roundup As August has ended, the staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information...

USDA Publishes Final Dairy Donation Program Rule

The United States Department of Agriculture is responsible for several risk management tools for the dairy industry, including donation programs such...

Federal Judge Decides Not to Halt Enforcement of Florida’s Foreign Ownership Law

In May 2023, a group of Chinese citizens living in Florida and a real estate brokerage firm—whose clients are primarily Chinese...

WOTUS Update: EPA Revises 2023 Rule in Light of Sackett Decision

On August 29, 20213, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released an updated version of its 2023 rule to define the crucial...

Florida’s Newly Enacted Foreign Ownership Law: Part Two

On May 8, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 264 (“SB 264”) (codified Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 692.201-205),...