Ag, water and environmental law experts convene at University of Nevada, Reno

National Ag Law Center presents 2nd Annual Western Agricultural Law and Environmental Law Conference

Press release from University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Drew Viguet

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Speakers from the inaugural Western Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference, held in 2023 in Reno, Nevada. (The National Agricultural Law Center photo by Drew Viguet).





Fast facts:

  • 2nd Annual Western Conference is June 13-14 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • The Honorable Judge Stephen Vaden joins as keynote speaker.

RENO, Nev. — Pressing issues face the American West regarding the future of agriculture and the management of land, water and other natural resources. The National Agricultural Law Center is convening the 2nd Annual Western Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference on June 13-14 on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, with a speaker lineup of experts geared to provide analysis and insights into some of these challenges and the laws and policy affecting them.

“The environmental and agricultural issues facing the American West are as unique as its geology, climate and culture,” said Harrison Pittman, the director of the National Agricultural Law Center, which is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Our lineup for this second conference will provide a deep dive into the challenges that have no peer in other parts of the country.”

Some of the topics on this year’s program include:

  • Instream water rights and the future of irrigated agriculture.
  • The future of pesticides in Western states, including the latest legal developments and trends
  • The 2024 Farm Bill, public lands and related federal issues
  • Insights into tribal agricultural development
  • State agriculture departments, and the regulation of agriculture and the environment.
  • Water quality in the West and updates on the Clean Water Act

Full press release available here.