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An Overview: Proposed Florida Right to Farm Laws

Florida Right to Farm Bill The Florida legislature has proposed two bills, HB 1601 and SB 88, to strengthen protections provided...

Industrial Hemp Production Contracts

Rusty Rumley Introduction   Industrial hemp production has created some unique and novel challenges for attorneys, growers, and processors. This relatively...

Industrial Hemp Regulations Finalized

On January 15, 2021, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released the final rule for industrial hemp production pursuant to the Agriculture...

4th Circuit Rules on North Carolina Right to Farm Litigation

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals released their opinion on the appeal from Murphy-Brown, LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, affirming...

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Cleanup of Abandoned Oilfield Locations: Who is Responsible?

Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney The oil and gas industry is cyclical by nature.  Sometimes the economics of the industry are...

Hemp: USDA Exercises Enforcement Discretion

Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney On February 27, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”), in coordination with the Drug...

USDA Hemp Rules: A First Glance

The highly anticipated hemp rules were released by AMS this morning.  While the rules are 161 pages and a deep dive...