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Considering Carbon: Markets & More

Overview An interest in reducing environmental impacts and achieving climate sustainability within the U.S. is growing significantly among both the public...

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: April 28, 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 Daily Update: April 23, 2021

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

Senate Advances Carbon Market Bill

On April 20, 2021, the Senate unveiled the text of the proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bill, which has been...

USDA Aid Initiative: Pandemic Assistance for Producers

For over a year, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire agricultural industry, and many farmers and ranchers continue to suffer...

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....

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: March 17, 2021

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

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...

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...

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January Monthly Round Up

January Round-Up As January ends, researchers at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information in agricultural...

Aid to Agriculture: Overview of the Recent Stimulus Package

On December 21, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“CAA”) passed both houses of Congress and was later signed into law...

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What is a Checkoff?

Harrison M. Pittman   This blog post is the first part of a “Legal Checkup on Checkoffs” series that will address...

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: December 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 Daily Update: December 8, 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 20, 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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Fish Fumbles: GE Salmon Face More Hurdles

“Frankenfish”, “GMO Salmon” or “GE Atlantic Salmon” has been making headlines these past few months as AquaBounty prepares for the first...

The Fight for Organic: Hydroponic Certification Under Fire

Hydroponics, including Aeroponics and Aquaponics, have been a hotly debated topic in the organic’s world since at least 1995. The main...

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 16, 2020

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