In: Agricultural Economics
Potential US ag trade with Cuba takes significant steps
- April 7, 2016
In Cuba last month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will allow 22 industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and...
Boulder County, CO may prohibit GMO crops on county-owned land
- April 4, 2016
According to Boulder Public Radio, Boulder County authorities may soon prohibit farmers from growing genetically engineered crops on county-owned farmland. Last...
California bill would standardize food label expiration dates
- March 28, 2016
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Assemblyman David Chiu has proposed a food labeling measure, AB 2725, designed to give...
Ambassador Vetter to speak in Little Rock on Trans-Pacific Partnership
- March 22, 2016
The nation’s chief agricultural trade negotiator, Darci Vetter, will speak March 29 in Little Rock about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a...
Nebraska legislators consider ‘right to farm’ bill
- March 15, 2016
The Lincoln Star Journal reports Nebraska state legislators are considering a proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to “engage in farming and ranching...
Washington state bill would allow licensed growers to produce industrial hemp
- March 8, 2016
According to the Capital Press website, House and Senate lawmakers in the state of Washington approved Senate Bill 6206 establishing regulations...
Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22
- February 18, 2016
- Cade Collister
Posted February 18, 2016 Agriculture in the Mid-South is uniquely impacted by changes and developments in state, federal, and international laws...
Spending on farm subsidies to spike over the next three years
- February 2, 2016
- Cade Collister
Posted February 2, 2016 According to new government spending projections released by the Congressional Budget Office, spending on farm subsidies will...
USDA to determine whether cottonseed can be designated an “other oilseed
- January 26, 2016
- Cade Collister
Posted on January 26, 2016 A decision on whether USDA can make cottonseed an “other oilseed” is coming soon, according to...
Ag committee rejects crop insurance cuts
- October 29, 2015
Posted October 29, 2015 House Agriculture Committee members state there will be no cuts to the crop insurance program in...
Grain storage bins not taxable as property
- July 22, 2015
Posted July 22, 2015 The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law...
Two Indicted in Organic Tomato Farm Case, Multiple Fraud Charges
- December 17, 2014
Posted December 17, 2014 The Alabama Securities Commission has indicted James Albert Lawhorne and Jacqueline Wilson in multiple counts of...
CoBank Partners with USDA to Create Infrastructure Investment Fund
- July 25, 2014
Posted July 25, 2014 CoBank announced that it has joined with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create a...
DFA Agreed to Pay $50 Million Settlement
- July 15, 2014
Posted July 15, 2014 The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have agreed to pay $50 million settlement to thousands...
U.S. 2014 Agricultural Exports Expected to Reach Record High
- June 4, 2014
Posted June 4, 2014 Agricultural exports will reach a record high of $149.5 billion in 2014, according to an article...
Congress Reaches Final Deal on Water Resources Reform and Development Act
- May 16, 2014
Posted May 16, 2014 Lawmakers recently announced a final deal on the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act...