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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),...

Senate Votes to PASS a Foreign Ownership Law

On July 25, 2023, the Senate voted 91-7 to include an amendment—introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD)...

July Monthly Roundup

July Round-Up As July has ended, the staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information...

NEPA Set for Regulatory Revisions

The Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”), the federal agency responsible for administering the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), has released the...

Florida’s Newly Enacted Foreign Ownership Law: Part One

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

Thank You to Our Inaugural Western Conference Sponsors

The National Agricultural Law Center would like to thank sponsors of the inaugural Western Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference. The conference...