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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?

Legal Checkup on Checkoffs:  What is a “Checkoff”? This blog post is the first part of a “Legal Checkup on Checkoffs”...

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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:...

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Rule Change Alters Farm Service Agency Programs Eligibility and Payment Limits

By Drew Mitchell, Research Fellow, National Agricultural Law Center With the release of a new final rule, the Payment Limitation and...

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...

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Ag & Food Law Update: September 23, 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: September 22, 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: September 11, 2020

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

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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Ag & Food Law Update: September 9, 2020

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