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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: September 20, 2021

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

USDA Updates the Thrifty Food Plan

On August 16, 2021 the Food and Nutrition Service (“FNS”), an agency housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”),...

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: August 27, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: August 24, 2021

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

Pandemic Payments: Aid under Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is implementing a program for livestock and poultry producers who suffered unexpected...

Building Blocks: Basics of CRP

First authorized in the Food Security Act of 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program (“CRP”) is a voluntary program that allows agricultural...

Judge Certifies Two Classes in Lawsuit Challenging Minority Debt Relief Payments

In Miller v. Vilsack, five Texas farmers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its loan...

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: July 28, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: July 27, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: July 20, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: July 19, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: July 12, 2021

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

Judge’s Order Halts Minority Debt Relief Payments

UPDATE: A group of five Texas farmers have filed a class action lawsuit against the USDA (Miller, et al. v. Vilsack, No....

Legality of Minority Debt Relief Payments Called Into Question

UPDATE: On July 6, 2021, the plaintiffs’ temporary restraining order previously issued by the court was dissolved and their motion for...

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: June 17, 2021

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

Ag & Food Law Daily Update: June 3, 2021

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

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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...