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Fish Fumbles: GE Salmon Face More Hurdles

“Frankenfish”, “GMO Salmon” or “GE Atlantic Salmon” has been making headlines these past few months as AquaBounty prepares for the first...

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The Deal With Dicamba: Lawsuit Challenges Registration, EPA Changes FIFRA Policy

In late October, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it had renewed the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act...

Pesticide Litigation: Chlorpyrifos Under Fire

Two lawsuits have recently been filed in California state courts against Corteva Inc. (“Corteva”), the corporation which manufactures the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

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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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The Deal With Dicamba: EPA Approves Dicamba Pesticides for 2021 and Beyond

On October 27, 2020 the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it had approved three dicamba-based pesticides for over-the-top use on...

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Ag & Food Law Update: October 28, 2020

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

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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...

Water Rights Dispute: Public Trust Doctrine in Front of NV Supreme Court

On September 17, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion answering two questions posed to it by the United States...

Deconstructing the CWA: What is a TMDL?

One of the key tools employed by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) to help meet the statute’s goal of reducing pollution...

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...

Murky Tides: EPA Sued for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Violations

Two lawsuits have been filed against the Environmental Protect Agency (“EPA”) over the agency’s handling of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. The...

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 Law Weekly: August 31 – September 7, 2020

This week’s Ag Law Weekly discusses proposed legislation related to cannabis as a Schedule I substance, the USDA’s final rule updating...

Buzzing Home: FWS Determines No Critical Habitat for Bumblebee Species

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) announced on September 1, 2020 that it has decided not to designate critical...

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August Round Up

The month of August has come to a close and researchers at the National Agricultural Law Center have been working hard...

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Ag Law Weekly: August 18 – August 30, 2020

This week’s Ag Law Weekly discusses changes to the Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility rules, an interim final hemp rule from...

Jumping the Gun? Government Says NEPA Challenges are Premature

On July 29, 2020, a coalition of environmental groups filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Western...

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Ag & Food Law Update: August 27, 2020

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

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Ag Law Weekly: August 17 – August 23, 2020

In this week’s Ag Law Weekly we share news regarding available assistance for Iowa producers affected by recent severe weather, and...