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Regulation of Food for GLP-1 Drug Users: Labeling Claims

In May 2024, Nestle announced its development of a new food brand created for customers who are users of GLP-1 weight-loss...

Farm Bill 2024: Themes in the Proposed Rural Development Titles

Due to the often-isolated geographic location of rural communities and a declining population, rural America faces a unique set of challenges....

Ag & the ESA: When a Species is Listed “Wherever Found”

The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) is widely recognized as one of the strongest wildlife protection laws in the world. The primary...

Cell-Cultured Meat Updates: state bans, labeling requirements, and regulatory clarifications

Though 2024 is only halfway over, much has already happened this year within the meat alternatives realm. Meat alternative is a...

Animal Ag in the “Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024”

The Farm Bill proposal by House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson made it through an initial markup discussion and...

Farm Bill 2024: Themes in the Proposed Crop Insurance Title

UPDATE: On June 11, 2024, the Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans released their framework for the 2024 Farm Bill. To read the summary...

FDA Publishes Final Agricultural Water Rule

One of the most common origins of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States comes from the watering of agricultural produce...

Child Nutrition: Summer Nutrition Programs

Beginning in summer 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is implementing a new three-pronged approach to combating food insecurity...

“Hazardous Substances”: EPA Takes Action on PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued its highly anticipated final rule to designate two per—and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) as hazardous...

Amos Miller and the Regulation of Raw Milk

Discussions among legislators, public health officials, and consumers persist across the United States as the debate over raw milk sales continues....

FWS Streamline ESA Voluntary Conservation Programs

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) have issued a final rule to update the implementing regulations for Section 10...

Update on Proposed Food Additive Bans

In October 2023, California passed the California Food Safety Act becoming the first state to ban the manufacturing, distribution and sale...

USDA Finalizes Voluntary “Product of USA” Rule

In March 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized its rule regarding the voluntary use of the labeling terms...

EPA Delays Rescinding Gasoline Volatility Waivers Until 2025

In 2023, approximately forty percent of corn produced in the United States (“U.S.”) was used for ethanol production. The top three...

Federal Court Revokes Florida’s CWA Section 404 Permitting Authority

On February 15, 2024, a federal court in the District of Columbia issued a ruling formally vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

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The Deal With Dicamba: Court Vacates Over-the-Top Registration

On February 6, 2024, a federal court in Arizona issued a ruling directing the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to vacate the...

FAIR Labels Act of 2024

In the past few years, the definition of “meat” has become a hot topic for debate. With the popularity of meat...

EPA Proposes Updates to Effluent Limitations for Meat and Poultry Processors

In late January, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it was seeking public comment on its proposal to revise technology-based...

EPA Weighs in On Supreme Court Decision Regarding Groundwater and the CWA

In April 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its final ruling Cty. of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 590 U.S....

EPA Proposes Vulnerable Species Pilot Project

One June 22, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a draft white paper for its Vulnerable Species Pilot Project (“VSPP”),...