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Building Blocks: Basics of CRP

First authorized in the Food Security Act of 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program (“CRP”) is a voluntary program that allows agricultural...

Recently Filed Lawsuit Claims that Swampbuster is Unconstitutional

A farmer in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its wetland...

In the Dirt: Introduction to Sodbuster

The Farm Bill of 1985 is known for introducing several conservation programs which are still in use by agricultural producers today....

Building Blocks: Basics of CSP

Often referred to as the largest conservation program by acreage in the United States, the Conservation Stewardship Program (“CSP”) implemented by...

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October Monthly Round Up

October Round-Up As October ends, researchers at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information in agricultural...

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Ag & Food Law Update: October 27, 2020

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 REGULATORY: Includes...

Stuck in the Swamp? Overview of the Minimal Effect Exemption Under Swampbuster

The Food Security Act of 1985 (“1985 Farm Bill”) established the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation program that relates to...

Stuck in the Swamp? A Look At Prior-Converted Croplands Under Swampbuster

“Swampbuster” is the name often used to refer to the section of the Highly Erodible Lands and Wetlands Conservation provisions of...

Conservation Clarified: USDA Issues New Rules For Conservation Provisions

On August 28, 2020 the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued a final rule for the Highly Erodible Land and...

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AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JANUARY 10th & 11th, 2019

JUDICIAL: IN RE: WAYNE BAILEY, INC., Debtor., No. 18-00284-5-SWH, 2019 WL 137110 (Bankr. E.D.N.C. Jan. 8, 2019)The matter before the Court...