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Supreme Court of the United States Rules SEC Administrative Proceedings Unconstitutional

On June 27, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) released its opinion in Securities and Exchange Commission v....

State Labor Legislation: 2024 Update

In 2022, the agricultural and food sectors provided approximately ten percent of employment in the United States. So far, in 2024,...

Farm Bill 2024: Themes in the Proposed Crop Insurance Title

UPDATE: On June 11, 2024, the Senate Agriculture Committee Republicans released their framework for the 2024 Farm Bill. To read the summary...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

EPA Delays Rescinding Gasoline Volatility Waivers Until 2025

In 2023, approximately forty percent of corn produced in the United States (“U.S.”) was used for ethanol production. The top three...

U.S.-Mexico Trade Dispute Over Genetically Modified Corn

In 2023, the United States (“U.S.”) exported $13.1 billion in corn, approximately $5.4 billion of which went to Mexico. As a...

U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Rule

Classifying workers as “employees” or “independent contractors” is an important task for agricultural employers because of the legal obligations and protections...

Challenges to the 2023 U.S. Department of Labor H-2A AEWR Methodology Rule

The H-2A program, which allows employers to employ foreign nationals to fill temporary U.S. agricultural jobs, plays an essential role in...

State Tax Changes Enacted in 2023 Affecting Agriculture

April may feel far away in January, but tax day is always closer than you think. For agricultural producers, staying on...

“Top Ten” Issues in Ag & Env Law: 2023 Edition

In the world of agricultural law, 2023 was a year for significant developments and changes.  In summary below, attorneys at the...

Recent Federal and State Legislation to Amend Child Labor Laws

Agriculture can be a hazardous occupation, and adding child workers into the equation can lead to even more dangerous situations. During...

Flood Insurance for Agricultural Producers

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”), only one inch of water in a property can cause more than $25,000...

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Legal Challenges to State Hemp Laws and Regulations

In 2023, lawsuits were filed against state governments in Indiana, Arkansas, Virginia, and Alaska alleging that state hemp laws and regulations...

USDA Publishes Final Rule Amending Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards

On October 25, 2023, Secretary Vilsack announced that the Agricultural Marketing Service (“AMS”) had finalized the Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards...

Members of Congress Propose Bills to Amend the Federal Crop Insurance Program

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, for the 2022 crop year, there were 493 million acres of land in the...