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Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (“ACEP”), private landowners, land trusts, and other entities work with the United State Department of...

Building Blocks: The Basics of EQIP

First authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (“EQIP”) is a voluntary conservation program that offers financial...

Ag & the IRA: Conservation Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

On August 16, 2022, President Biden officially signed the $739 billion spending package known as the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) into...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 7, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 30, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 17, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: March 29, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: March 8, 2022

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: September 22, 2021

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

Recently Filed Lawsuit Claims that Swampbuster is Unconstitutional

A farmer in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its wetland...

In the Dirt: Introduction to Sodbuster

The Farm Bill of 1985 is known for introducing several conservation programs which are still in use by agricultural producers today....

Building Blocks: Basics of CSP

Often referred to as the largest conservation program by acreage in the United States, the Conservation Stewardship Program (“CSP”) implemented by...

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: January 19, 2021

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: October 27, 2020

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

Stuck in the Swamp? Overview of the Minimal Effect Exemption Under Swampbuster

The Food Security Act of 1985 (“1985 Farm Bill”) established the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation program that relates to...

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Ag & Food Law Update: October 12, 2020

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

Stuck in the Swamp? A Look At Prior-Converted Croplands Under Swampbuster

“Swampbuster” is the name often used to refer to the section of the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation provisions of...

Conservation Clarified: USDA Issues New Rules For Conservation Provisions

On August 28, 2020 the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued a final rule for the Highly Erodible Land and...

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Assistance Available for Producers Facing Depopulation

One of the many problems the agriculture industry has faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is the temporary closing...

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The Ag & Food Law Daily Update: Feb. 14, 2020

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