Elizabeth, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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By: Elizabeth

“Ag-gag” Laws: An Update of Recent Legal Developments

State laws limiting photography or recordings on agricultural operations without the consent of the owner are commonly called “ag-gag” or “farm...

Truth in Labeling Law(suit): Missouri

Last week, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a ruling in a case involving a Missouri law making it...

Legal Checkup on Checkoffs: R-CALF, States’ Beef Councils, and the Ongoing First Amendment Challenge to the Beef Checkoff

Harrison Pittman Introduction On May 2, 2016 Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Defense Fund, United Stockgrowers of America v. Vilsack, No. 4:16-cv-00041 (D. Mont....

Industrial Hemp Production Contracts

Rusty Rumley Introduction   Industrial hemp production has created some unique and novel challenges for attorneys, growers, and processors. This relatively...

Legal Checkup on Checkoffs: State-by-State Analysis of the USDA “Redirection Rule” & Producer Refunds Under the Beef Checkoff

Harrison Pittman, Director This article provides a state-by-state application of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service final rule, Soybean Promotion, Research, and...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Assistance: Structure and Status

In response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed a stimulus relief bill known as the Coronavirus...

Legal Checkup on Checkoffs: Beef Checkoff Basics

Introduction The previous article in this Legal Checkup on Checkoff series, What is a Checkoff?, provided a basic overview of federal...

What’s in a Name?: Defining “Undue or Unreasonable Preference or Advantage” in Livestock Contracts

The Packers and Stockyards Act (“PSA”) is a law passed by Congress in 1921 to prevent “unfair, deceptive, and unjust discriminatory...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 30, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 25, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY: Includes...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 23, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY: Includes...

4th Circuit Rules on North Carolina Right to Farm Litigation

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals released their opinion on the appeal from Murphy-Brown, LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, affirming...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 19, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 18, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 17, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 16, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 13, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 11, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 10, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 JUDICIAL:...

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Ag & Food Law Update: November 9, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY:...