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Procedures: Personal and Subject Matter Jurisdiction

In order to hear cases, a court must have jurisdiction over both the parties to the lawsuit and the subject matter...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: Revising Provisions of the Policy

There are instances where the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (“FCIC”) revises the basic provisions of the Federal Crop Insurance Program (“FCIP”)...

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: Eggs and Dairy

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low sodium”, and...

Procedures: Motions

During litigation, it is common for parties to make formal requests by filing documents with the court. These requests are called...

Fifth Circuit Rules SEC Administrative Proceedings Unconstitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling on May 18, 2022, vacating an administrative decision...

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FSIS’s Regulations for Meat and Poultry Labeling

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low sodium”, and...

Procedures: The Routes that a Dispute Can Take

When someone has a civil dispute against another person or entity, the path the dispute resolution will take is not always...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Strict Foreclosure

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Failure to Warn Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

Of all the claims that plaintiffs typically raise in pesticide injury lawsuits, failure to warn is currently the claim that is...

The Legality of Food Labeling Claims: FDA’s Regulations

When you walk through a grocery store, you will likely see certain food labeling claims such as “healthy”, “low in sugar”,...

Procedures: Federal Preemption

The Constitution of the United States is made up of hundreds of clauses. Article VI is known as the Supremacy Clause...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: Federal Judge Examines Policy Language on Silage Varieties

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain crop insurance coverage for their planted acreage under the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”)....

DOJ Announces Three Environmental Justice Initiatives

On May 5, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it would be taking three actions intended to “enhance the...

The Second White House Conference on Food, Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the White House announced that it will host a conference on hunger, nutrition, and health in...

Equal Employment Opportunities for Agricultural Workers

Several federal laws protect workers by ensuring equal access to job opportunities. These laws prevent employers from discriminating against potential and...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: An Overview of the Federal Program

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain crop insurance coverage for their planted acreage under the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”)....

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Design Defect Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

Many plaintiffs in pesticide injury lawsuits raise the state law claim of design defect. Plaintiffs typically raise design defect claims in...

What is an Organic Dairy Cow?

On April 5, 2022 the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), published a...

Rights of H-2A Workers

H-2A agricultural guest workers (“H-2A workers”) are in the United States as part of a visa program for short-term agricultural labor...