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The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Jan 26

    WOTUS Joint Committee Hearing Set for Feb 4

    WOTUS Joint Committee Hearing Set for Feb 4
    Posted January 26, 2015 The House and Senate committees have set a joint Feb. 4 hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Water Act rule, according to an Agri-Pulse article available here. WNAX also published…
  • Jan 25

    DOL Drops "Hot Goods" Charge

    DOL Drops "Hot Goods" Charge
    Posted January 26, 2015 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is dropping a lawsuit against two Oregon blueberry growers accused of "hot goods" labor law violations, according to a Capital Press article available here. The Register Guard also…
  • Jan 21

    USDA Approved New Monsanto GMO Seed

    USDA Approved New Monsanto GMO Seed
    Posted January 21, 2015 Monsanto has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for new genetically modified cotton and soybean seeds, according to  an ABC News article available here. Capital Press also…
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Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 26

    My Presentation on New York Matrimonial Law

    My Presentation on New York Matrimonial Law
    I really enjoyed presenting at Fordham Law School last weekend alongside the great (and brilliant) Veronica Escobar, Esq.  My presentation, embedded below, discusses the jurisdictional differences between Supreme Court and Family Court,…
  • Jan 12

    Primer in New York Matrimonial Law

    Primer in New York Matrimonial Law
    I will be giving a primer in New York matrimonial law along with (the fabulous) Veronica Escobar, Esq. next Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Fordham University, School of Law during the “Bridge the Gap” Continuing Legal Education…
  • Jan 9

    Overview of Business Entities, Liability and Insurance for the Food and Agriculture Producer

    Overview of Business Entities, Liability and Insurance for the Food and Agriculture Producer
    I spoke last night to GrowNYC Greenmarket Farmers about choice of business entities, liability, and insurance.  A copy of my presentation is available above.  This presentation gives an overview of business entities (e.g., sole…
Rank this Week: 4912

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 25

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor
    Two dairies and a seafood processor were notified about alleged food-safety violations in the latest round of warning letters posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In November 2014, FDA inspected Sunny Boys Dairy in…
  • Jan 25

    Food Safety in Number

    Food Safety in Number
    (This article by Advik Shreekumar was published Jan. 6, 2015, by the Harvard Political Review and is reposted here with permission.) On March 23, 2013, the civic organization Smart Chicago launched an ambitious program to enhance the…
  • Jan 25

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution
    The incident was tailor-made for snarky headlines: Foodborne illness sickens hundreds of attendees at conference dedicated to food safety. That’s exactly what happened at last April’s Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Baltimore, when…
Rank this Week: 176

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Medical Marijuana Law Illinois

Covers issues under Illinois' new Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. Explores local issues for city, county and village governments and the competitive application process for cultivation center and dispensary licenses. Also highlights the effects of evolving legal and social norms on employers, physicians and other health care professionals.

http://medicalmarijuanalawillinois.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner

    Quinn Admin projected Illinois dispensary, cultivation license winner
    Chicago Sun-Times obtained the list of licensees as finalized by Quinn’s Administration. Governor Rauner reportedly says he is not yet prepared to act on this list. Sun-Times says former Governor Quinn’s office was still working…
  • Jan 19

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe

    Foxbarry Farms, United Cannabis Corp plan with California Tribe
    Foxbarry Farms consulting, licensing deal with United Cannabis Corp. could build cultivation, processing facilities on tribal territory; New York Times Magazine gives vivid, intriguing profile of Cheryl Shuman. United Cannabis Corp. profile…
  • Jan 18

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card

    Quinn pardon makes patient eligible for medical cannabis card
    One of former Governor Quinn’s final acts was to pardon Michelle DiGiacomo, whose conviction of a controlled substances felony had barred her from registering for a medical cannabis card under Illinois law, despite her suffering from…
Rank this Week: 1495

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Call for Papers: Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective

    Call for Papers: Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective
    Editor's note: This announcement has been posted on behalf of Andrea Saba, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy. Call for Papers: International Colloquium, Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective, Pisa, Italy, September…
  • Nov 15

    "All I know is that I like to eat kale."

    "All I know is that I like to eat kale."
    NPR's All Things Considered ran a delightful story on the kids at Watkins Elementary in Washington, D.C. Why These Kids Love Kale, (Nov. 14, 2014).There, thanks to Food Prints, a program founded by the program D.C. nonprofit FRESHFARM…
  • Oct 25

    New and Significant Documentary: Food Chain

    New and Significant Documentary: Food Chain
    I am writing this post from LAX, on my way home from the UCLA-Harvard Law School Food Law & Policy Conference.  It was an excellent conference, bringing together food law scholars and policy experts from across the world.  There…
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The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law

Covers the law of food and agriculture. By the Graduate Program in Agricultural & Food Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

http://www.agfoodllm.com/
  • Jan 21

    Emily Bridges Accepts Attorney Position With Arkansas Department of Human Service

    Emily Bridges Accepts Attorney Position With Arkansas Department of Human Service
    We are pleased to report that our LL.M. alumna, Emily Bridges now serves as an Attorney Specialist with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Human Services.In this new position, Emily will represent the agency in legal…
  • Jan 20

    Ben Thomas, Chief of Staff, USDA Farm and Foreign Ag Service

    Ben Thomas, Chief of Staff, USDA Farm and Foreign Ag Service
    At the end of December, 2014, LL.M. alumnus Ben Thomas joined the USDA as Chief of Staff for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services.Farm and Foreign Agricultural  ServicesFarm and Foreign Agricultural Services "helps to keep America's…
  • Jan 17

    LLM Alum Blake Rollins Joins Senator Boozman's Staff

    LLM Alum Blake Rollins Joins Senator Boozman's Staff
    We are delighted to announce that Blake Rollins, an alumnus of the University of Arkansas Law School and the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law has joined Senator John Boozman's staff in Washington, D.C. Blake will serve as a…
Rank this Week: 4909

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Janzen Ag Law Blog

Agricultural law blog that seeks to bring current legal issues of interest to the doorsteps of farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses. Tackles state and federal environmental issues related to agriculture. By Todd Janzen.

http://www.janzenaglaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    What You Need to Know about Farm Data Privacy

    What You Need to Know about Farm Data Privacy
    Here is my presentation to the Indiana Horticultural Congress on January 21, 2015.  You can follow along online by clicking below:Farm Data Privacy:  What You Need to KnowPlease check out other articles about the agriculture and…
  • Jan 20

    Big Data on the Farm: Presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau

    Big Data on the Farm: Presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau
    My January 20, 2015 presentation to Indiana Farm Bureau's District Meeting can be found by clicking on the following link:Big Data on the FarmDon't forget to also check out American Farm Bureau Federation's Privacy and Security Principles for…
  • Jan 8

    FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?

    FAA Approves Ag Drone Flights for One Company: Is Decision a Road Map for Others?
    The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Washington company (Advanced Aviation Solutions LLC) an exemption to fly unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs" or "drones") commercially for "precision agriculture" and "crop scouting" purposes.…
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Institute for Food Laws and…

Institute for Food Laws and Regulation Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University.

http://iflr.foodlaw.org/
  • Jan 12

    H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition

    H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competition
    The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is now accepting papers for the H. Thomas Austern Memorial Writing Competitions. FDLI sponsors the competitions to engage law students interested in food and drug law.There are two competitions - one for…
  • Dec 16

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano

    Congratulation to Prof. Alemmano
    Congratulations to Professor Alberto Alemanno! Well deserved. receiving 2014 Teaching Innovation Award with @vanessaklein18 Pascal Quiry @HECParis @HECKnowledge @nyulaw pic.twitter.com/9fQVtbvEd1— Alberto Alemanno (@alemannoEU)…
  • Nov 17

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation

    Opening for Instructor | Institute for Food Laws and Regulation
    The Institute for Food Laws & Regulations at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to teach an online course, Food Regulation in Canada. The course is taught completely via the Internet on…
Rank this Week: 4913

Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Midwest Agricultural Law Guide

Covers farm management, crop damage claims and crop insurance. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://www.midwestagriculturallawguide.com/
  • Dec 19

    Viptera Approved: China Ends Import Ban On 3 GMO

    Viptera Approved: China Ends Import Ban On 3 GMO
    On December 17, 2014 China finally ended its import ban on Syngenta’s Viptera corn and two varieties of GMO soybeans produced by DuPont Pioneer and Bayer Crop Sciences. The announcement is cause for great relief to the seed companies…
  • Nov 19

    8th Circuit Intercepts Syngenta’s Attempt to Pass Viptera Problem to Bunge

    8th Circuit Intercepts Syngenta’s Attempt to Pass Viptera Problem to Bunge
    As a follow up to Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits, the United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals recently broke up Syngenta Seeds, Inc.’s attempt to pass the Viptera problem to Bunge North America, Inc. In 2013 Syngenta tried to…
  • Nov 14

    Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits for Alleged Losses Caused by China’s Ban of Viptera Corn

    Syngenta Under Pile of Lawsuits for Alleged Losses Caused by China’s Ban of Viptera Corn
    The lawsuits against Syngenta for alleged losses due to China’s ban of Viptera corn are starting to pile up.  Nine such lawsuits were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa in October with…
Rank this Week: 3902

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1323

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Nov 17

    My article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and Pigs in a Poke

    My article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and Pigs in a Poke
    In the current issue of Food Technology I have an article on partially hydrogenated oils, GRAS, and pigs in a poke. You can read the whole article here.
  • Aug 25

    Is the Russian Ban on US and EU Food Imports a Violation of the WTO Agreements?

    Is the Russian Ban on US and EU Food Imports a Violation of the WTO Agreements?
    I doubt the US would ever challenge the Russian ban on United States and European Union food imports as a violation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements because the ban will likely hurt Russia more than the US.Russia…
  • May 1

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling

    Vermont bill requiring GMO labeling
    English: Vermont State House, December 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The Vermont General Assembly passed a bill that will require most (but not all) foods produced with genetic engineering to be labeled as such. The law, which would go into…
Rank this Week: 4908

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Oct 24

    EU Food Law Handbook

    EU Food Law Handbook
    The EU Food Law Handbook edited by Bernd van der Meulen was published in September 2014. Bernd van der Meulen is respected scholar in EU food law, and he includes an outstanding ensemble of knowledgeable experts, like Martin Holle (Nutrition…
  • Oct 7

    Ukraine adopts new food legislation to align with the EU

    Ukraine adopts new food legislation to align with the EU
    On September 15, 2014, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed Law No. 1602 VII on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine related to Food Products.   The law establishes a new wording for the Law of Ukraine on the…
  • Oct 2

    New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

    New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization
    The History and Future of the World Trade Organization is a comprehensive account of the economic, political and legal issues surrounding the creation of the WTO and its evolution. Fully illustrated with color and black-and-white photos…
Rank this Week: 4914

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 2316

farmgate

farmgate

Covers agricultural policy issues. By the University of Illinois Extension.

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?

    What Is Your Yardstick For Success?
    As a farm operator or manager of an agricultural enterprise, how do you measure success?  Is it how well you can feed your family from year to year, or is it the yield you produce compared to similar farms?  What is the yardstick by…
  • Apr 17

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future

    Ethanol: Bleak Presence, Brighter Future
    Ethanol has seemed to have a run of bad luck lately.  First, it hit the blend wall, the maximum of 10% of the total motor fuel supply.  Then the recession curtailed some of the miles we drove and less gasoline was purchased. …
  • Mar 31

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise

    USDA Planting Intentions and Grains Stocks.  No Surprise
    The best rhetorical question asked on this day of significant USDA reports was, “Was there anything that surprised you?”  In looking at the response of the market, there were obviously no surprises that were considered…
Rank this Week: 798

Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

Covers Asian food regulation. By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • May 21

    Reforming Food Law in China

    Reforming Food Law in China
    Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of trust towards their local products but it is also disrupting the economic viability…
  • Mar 10

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive

    Chinese ban benzoyl peroxide and calcium peroxide as food additive
    According to China Daily, on March 1 Chinese authorities banned the production of two food additives used to bleach flour.
  • Feb 11

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee

    Indian Supreme Court bans industry from advisory committee
    FoodProductionDaily reports that the Indian Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) has been blocked from including representatives from the food and beverage industry in a scientific panel set up to advise on safety and standards.The…
Rank this Week: 4907

Law under the Microscope

Law under the Microscope

News, updates and ruminations on legal and regulatory developments related to the life sciences, bioagriculture and nanotechnology. By Cece Gassner.

http://lifetech.blogs.com/bionanoblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit

    Jury Awards Blockbuster Damages in Vioxx Lawsuit
    Last year saw the beginning of grumblings that drug companies may be keeping certain trial results out of the public, and that the FDA may also not be getting out cautions when needed.  Merck had been accused of hiding research that showed…
  • Jul 26

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?

    Nanotech Cure for Cancer?
    I'll be posting more later today on some regulatory/legal developments in the bioscience world, but wanted to pass along this article from Wired online. This could be a great development in treatment for various diseases - using nifty little…
  • Jun 21

    Patent Backlog

    Patent Backlog
    One tidbit from the BIO 2005 sessions that really stuck in my mind - the PTO now faces a backlog of 500,000 patent applications. With the rate of growth in patent filings, they foresee having a backlog of a million applications within the…
Rank this Week: 3113