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THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2017

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

THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 31, 2017

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us Wednesday, September...

THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: AUGUST 2, 2017

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

THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JULY 20, 2017

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

THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 8, 2017

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

Interim final rule issued for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

Posted July 13, 2015 The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is publishing an interim final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical,...

Conservation Programs Awarded $340 Million in Federal Funding

–> Posted January 16, 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that more than $370 million in Federal funding as part of...

USDA Spending $29 Million to House Farm Laborers

Posted November 10, 2014 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $29 million...

USDA Announces Funds to Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Small Businesses

Posted May 8, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural agricultural producers...

Senator Introduces Bill to Increase Wireless Access in Rural Areas

Posted December 18, 2013   Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has introduced a bill that would provide a program for large wireless...

USDA Announces Grants for Value-Added Agriculture

Posted December 2, 2013   UDSA recently announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in grants to help agricultural producers enter...

Farm Bill Expires, Sen. Heitkamp to Hold Hearing

Posted October 1, 2013   The farm bill extension, which was passed last year after Congress was unable to pass a...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

North Carolina Developing New Approach to Award of Attorney Fees in Right to Farm Law

Posted:  July 19, 2013 The topic of nuisance and right to farm statutes has been red hot over the past couple...

Senate Ag Committee to Mark-Up 2013 Farm Bill on May 14

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...

Three States Pass New “Agritourism” Liability Protection Laws

As the legislative sessions for many states are wrapping up, three states have recently passed agritourism statutes designed to reduce help...

Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has named thirty-one experts to review an upcoming report on “fracking,” the term...

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: USDA Extends Deadline for USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1

The USDA has extended the filing deadline for the USDA Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Process to May 1,...