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Building Blocks: Basics of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Under the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (“ACEP”), private landowners, land trusts, and other entities work with the United State Department of...

Building Blocks: The Basics of EQIP

First authorized in the 1996 Farm Bill, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (“EQIP”) is a voluntary conservation program that offers financial...

Clean Water Act Citizen Suits Before Fourth Circuit

An important component of many environmental statutes is the ability for private citizens to initiate lawsuits to enforce the statute. This...

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Honorable Mentions

Up to now, each article in this series exploring the legal claims commonly raised by plaintiffs in pesticide injury cases has...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 3, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 2, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: June 1, 2022

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

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Failure to Warn Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

Of all the claims that plaintiffs typically raise in pesticide injury lawsuits, failure to warn is currently the claim that is...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: May 19, 2022

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

DOJ Announces Three Environmental Justice Initiatives

On May 5, 2022, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that it would be taking three actions intended to “enhance the...

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Design Defect Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

Many plaintiffs in pesticide injury lawsuits raise the state law claim of design defect. Plaintiffs typically raise design defect claims in...

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Negligence Claims in Pesticide Injury Lawsuits

One of the claims most commonly raised in pesticide injury cases is the claim of negligence. Like the other claims discussed...

Plaintiffs & Pesticides: Intro to Pesticide Injury Litigation

Over the past few years, there has been a series of high-profile lawsuits filed against pesticide manufacturers by plaintiffs who claim...

Scope of EPA Authority Before the Supreme Court

UPDATE: On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court issued its decision in West Virginia v. U.S. Envt’l Protection Agency finding in favor of the...

Environmental Groups Challenge EPA Over Treated Seeds

In December 2021, two environmental groups, the Center for Food Safety and Pesticide Action Network North America, filed a lawsuit against...

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”)....

Farm Groups Sue EPA Over Revocation of Chlorpyrifos Tolerances

On February 9, 2022, a coalition of farm groups filed a lawsuit in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the...

Treading Water: WOTUS Once Again Before Supreme Court

In January 2022, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would once again hear arguments in the long-running case of...