As May ends, staff at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information in agricultural and food law to stakeholders across the country. Outlined below are many of the new NALC resources from the month of May.


Considering Carbon: The Evolution and Operation of Carbon Markets: This webinar provided practical and technical insight into how carbon markets practically function, and how they have evolved in recent years. This included addressing some the basics of the industry, specifically including how sellers and buyers become connected and how the transaction itself is created and completed. Further, the webinar provided an overview of the nature of contractual arrangements between carbon credit purchasers and landowners/operators, as well as other logistical and legal issues that often arise during this process. Finally, it offered insight into current policy proposals such as tax credits and related matters could impact the industry moving forward. The speaker for this webinar was Chandler Van Voorhis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ACRE Investment Management, LLC. A recording of this webinar can be found here.

Blog Posts


  • Harrison Pittman, NALC Director:
    • Pittman presented with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Foundation on USDA Agricultural Marketing Service grants and the Local Agriculture Marketing Program, with focus on Center resources.
    • Lastly, Pittman presented Beef, Beans, and the First Amendment: Disappearing State Sovereignty as part of the 2021 State Bar of Texas John Huffaker Ag Law CLE
  • Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney:
    • Rumley discussed legal issues facing veteran farmers on May 13th, at Armed to Farm, a sustainable agriculture training for military veterans.
    • Rumley also presented about estate/succession planning during a free webinar hosted by Farm Credit of Western Arkansas on May 12th.


  • The NALC hosted the Bonus CLE Session of the Eighth Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference on May 26th. Attendees were provided with presentation by Director Harrison Pittman and Staff Attorneys Micah Brown & Brigit Rollins.