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Procedures: Motions

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

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...

Procedures: Federal Preemption

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

Procedures: How a Bill Becomes a Law

Most people have seen the Schoolhouse Rock! musical “I’m Just a Bill” which does a great, and entertaining, job of explaining...

Procedures: The First Amendment and Agriculture

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of...

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Ag Worker Exposure to Pesticides & Heat

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) around 70% of farm workers are Black, Indigenous, People of Color (“BIPOC”)....

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Food Insecurity and Food Access

The Economic Research Service (ERS), an agency housed within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), explains food insecurity “is a...

Procedures: Agency Adjudication

This article is the next installment of NALC’s blog series on legal procedure. A previous blog post in the series explained...

Resources for Underserved Communities: Highlight on Access to Credit

For decades, farmers in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and other underserved communities have been disproportionately affected by unfairly...

Procedures: The Regulatory Process

There are many federal agencies that impact the agriculture and food industries. The United States Department of Agriculture is home to...

Procedures: Standing

When bringing a lawsuit, there are various requirements that all plaintiffs must meet. Before a federal court can even address the...

Procedures: Class Actions & Multi-district Litigations

Filing a lawsuit can be a complex process. There are multiple legal procedures that govern how lawsuits may be brought, litigated,...

Considering Carbon: Overview of Existing Market Structures

An interest in reducing environmental impacts and achieving climate sustainability is growing significantly within the U.S. government, especially with the Biden...

Considering Carbon: Overview of Carbon Market Composition

An interest in reducing environmental impacts and achieving climate sustainability within the U.S. is growing significantly among both the public and...

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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...

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...