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Ag & the ESA: When a Species is Listed “Wherever Found”

The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) is widely recognized as one of the strongest wildlife protection laws in the world. The primary...

Cell-Cultured Meat Updates: state bans, labeling requirements, and regulatory clarifications

Though 2024 is only halfway over, much has already happened this year within the meat alternatives realm. Meat alternative is a...

Animal Ag in the “Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024”

The Farm Bill proposal by House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson made it through an initial markup discussion and...

Farm Bill 2024: Federal Crop Insurance Program Proposals

According to the Risk Management Agency (“RMA”), in 2023, 539 million acres and 42 million head of cattle and swine were...

Colorado Legislature Passes Wetlands Permitting Bill

On May 16, 2024, the Colorado State Legislature passed House Bill 1379, a state law intended to regulate the discharge of...

FDA Publishes Final Agricultural Water Rule

One of the most common origins of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States comes from the watering of agricultural produce...

Department of Labor Finalizes New H-2A Regulations

Labor is in high demand for agriculture in the United States (“U.S.”) and the H-2A visa program is an important component...

CEQ Completes NEPA Overhaul with Final Phase 2 Regulations

On May 1, 2024, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) released the final version of its Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule,...

Child Nutrition: Summer Nutrition Programs

Beginning in summer 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) is implementing a new three-pronged approach to combating food insecurity...

Supreme Court Issues Ruling in Texas Landowners’ 5th Amendment Takings Clause Case

On April 16, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) released its opinion in DeVillier v. Texas, 601 U.S....

“Hazardous Substances”: EPA Takes Action on PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued its highly anticipated final rule to designate two per—and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) as hazardous...

Amos Miller and the Regulation of Raw Milk

Discussions among legislators, public health officials, and consumers persist across the United States as the debate over raw milk sales continues....

Federal Bills Propose Changes to the H-2A Program

In 2022, agriculture and food related jobs accounted for approximately ten percent of employment in the United States. H-2A workers play...

FWS Streamline ESA Voluntary Conservation Programs

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) have issued a final rule to update the implementing regulations for Section 10...

Update on Proposed Food Additive Bans

In October 2023, California passed the California Food Safety Act becoming the first state to ban the manufacturing, distribution and sale...

SEC Rule and California Laws on Climate-Related Disclosures Face Legal Challenges

UPDATE: On April 4, 2024, the SEC announced a voluntary stay on the climate-related disclosure rule. This voluntary stay is intended to...

Farmers File Suit Over PFAS Contamination

In February 2024, a group of Texas farmers filed a lawsuit against Synagro Technologies, Inc. (“Synagro”) for manufacturing and distributing a...

USDA Finalizes Voluntary “Product of USA” Rule

In March 2024, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized its rule regarding the voluntary use of the labeling terms...

Farm Animal Housing in 2024: Laws, Proposals and Challenges

In 2018, California passed Proposition 12, a high-profile ballot initiative regulating the production and sale of many veal, egg, and pork...

The SEC Finalizes Rule on Required Climate-Related Disclosures

UPDATE: On April 4, 2024, the SEC announced a voluntary stay on the climate-related disclosure rule. This voluntary stay is intended to...