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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...

Biofuels Rules: EPA Guidance Stands

In a decision published on August 14, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a...

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Ag & Food Law Update: August 18, 2020

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

Hot Topics in Environmental Law: Litigation Updates

The past month has seen several developments in important, and on-going environmental law cases. Each litigation, though completely unrelated, has the...

Up for Debate: FWS Proposes Definition for “Habitat”

On August 5, 2020, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) (collectively “the...

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Ag & Food Law Update: August 5, 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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July Round Up

July Round-Up Summer is in full swing and the month of July has come and gone. Center staff have spent the...