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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...

AMS Updating the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard’s List of Bioengineered Foods

Bioengineered (BE) foods is a familiar term that has created consumer confusion in the United States over the past few years....

DOL, DHS, and USDA Launch New Proposed Rules and Initiatives Affecting H-2 Programs

The H-2A program allows agricultural employers to hire foreign workers when there is a shortage in domestic labor. According to Philp...

USDA Publishes Final Dairy Donation Program Rule

The United States Department of Agriculture is responsible for several risk management tools for the dairy industry, including donation programs such...

Displaying the Data: Online AFIDA Database To Be Established

In December 2022, Congress passed a $1.7 trillion spending package for FY23 known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (“CAA”), which...

Congressional Considerations on Amending AFIDA

Over the past few years, federal and state lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land. While...

Answering to AFIDA: Reporting Requirements of Foreign Agricultural Land Investments

Over the past few years, federal and state lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land. While...

Congressional Considerations on Restricting Foreign Investments in U.S. Agriculture

Over the past decade, foreign investments in agricultural land have grown. At the start of 2021, foreign persons held an interest...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: October 19, 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: October 14, 2022

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

Building Blocks: The Basics of the RCPP

First authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (“RCPP”) is a voluntary conservation program administered by the...

The Fight Over Organic Hydroponics: An Update

On September 22, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling that allows hydroponic produce growers to...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 16, 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: September 15, 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: September 9, 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: September 6, 2022

REGULATORY: EPA, FWS, FAS, USDA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Final rule announcing that EPA is taking direct final action on the authorization...

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 and Food Law Daily Update: August 19, 2022

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

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...