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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/
  • Sep 17

    Wheat Commission Agreement Unveiled

    Wheat Commission Agreement Unveiled
    Posted September 17, 2014 An Oregon Wheat Commission administrator introduced terms of agreement between the commission and Oregon State University (OSU), according to a Capital Press article available here.The terms were revealed at the OSU…
  • Sep 17

    Stabenow to Create Foreign Acquisitions Legislation

    Stabenow to Create Foreign Acquisitions Legislation
    --> Posted September 17, 2014 Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow is developing new legislation to change how the government reviews foreign investors’ purchases of American companies, according to an U.S.…
  • Sep 16

    Missouri Right to Farm Act Upheld

    Missouri Right to Farm Act Upheld
    Posted September 16, 2014 After all the votes have been recounted, the Missouri Amendment One, “Right to Farm,” stands, according to an Ozarks First article by Matt Lupoli available here. Feedstuffs also published an article…
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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
  • Sep 17

    Choice of Business Entities Blog Series: The Limited Liability Company

    Choice of Business Entities Blog Series: The Limited Liability Company
    I am oftentimes asked about the best choice of business entity for a farm/ranch, agri-business or food entrepreneur.  There is no one-size fits all answer to that question as each type of business entity offers different strengths…
  • Sep 16

    Overview of Farm Lease

    Overview of Farm Lease
      I’m speaking tonight at the American Farmland Trust Legal Workshop on farm leases in Westchester County.  I posted an updated outline on farm leases here on my JD Supra page.  Whether you are a landlord or a tenant,…
  • Sep 12

    Keynote Speaker at the Cornell Southern Tier Agricultural Risk Management Conference

    Keynote Speaker at the Cornell Southern Tier Agricultural Risk Management Conference
    I’m super excited to be presenting at the Cornell Cooperative Extension this November, where I will be the keynote speaker. In my presentation, “The Broken Windows Theory and Your Farm: How the ‘Little Things’ with…
Rank this Week: 1682

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Sep 16

    Food Poisoning Hospitalizes Actor/Director

    Food Poisoning Hospitalizes Actor/Director
    India’s popular actor/director Kamal Hassan was admitted for food poisoning to the private Apollo Hospital early Tuesday in Chennai on the Bay of Bengal. His manager told Indian media that Kamal was “perfectly fine” and that…
  • Sep 16

    New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards for Beef and Poultry Expected

    New FSIS Salmonella Performance Standards for Beef and Poultry Expected
    A top official with USDA’s Food Safety and inspection Service (FSIS) told a meat industry conference that ended Sunday in Charleston, SC, to expect new performance standards for Salmonella. Rachel Edelstein, acting assistant…
  • Sep 16

    Developing Medical Device Can Filter Out Pathogen

    Developing Medical Device Can Filter Out Pathogen
    Researchers at Harvard University are developing a medical device designed to mimic the human spleen in order to fight a variety of deadly pathogens, including everything from E. coli to Ebola, according to The Washington Post. So far, the…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Sep 16

    Agricultural Law & Medical Marijuana

    Agricultural Law & Medical Marijuana
    I suspect that when Ray Watson attended the LL.M. Program back in the late 1990's, he did not anticipate that a significant amount of his work someday would involve marijuana. Ray now serves as Illinois Department of Agriculture General…
  • Sep 13

    Fayetteville, Arkansas - One of the Best College Towns in America

    Fayetteville, Arkansas - One of the Best College Towns in America
    The vast majority of our LL.M. candidates are from outside Arkansas.  Many of our applicants and potential applicants wonder what Northwest Arkansas is really like -  Consider this article reposted from the Fayetteville Flyer: For…
  • Sep 10

    Employment News-Erin Shirl

    Employment News-Erin Shirl
    We are pleased to report that over the summer, Erin Shirl, an LL.M candidate in last year's class, accepted a position as Staff Attorney & Visiting Research Professor of Law with the Indigenous Food & Agriculture Initiative at the…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Sep 12

    Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diet

    Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diet
    IFLR instructor Alberto Alemanno has produced another important book in the field, Regulating Lifestyle Risks: The EU, Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets. 
  • Aug 5

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

    2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide
    The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide is now available. The guide provides examples of career opportunities for lawyers at universities, government, non-governmental…
  • Aug 5

    MSU will host the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

    MSU will host the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety
    The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) is an independent, academic science-based center. CRIS will serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information, research, training and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients…
Rank this Week: 4255

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"

    Publication Opportunity and Symposium Announcement: "The Sustainable Table"
    The Journal of Environmental and Sustainability Law (JESL) was established at the University of Missouri Law School in 1993 as the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review (MELPR). In the spring of 2012, MELPR became JESL. JESL focuses…
  • Aug 24

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Seeking Article Submission

    Journal of Food Law & Policy Seeking Article Submission
    The Journal of Food Law & Policy is seeking article submissions.  For ten years, the Journal has been a leading voice in the food law and policy movement, publishing legal scholarship on a wide variety of food law issues. While…
  • Jun 22

    The 2 Percent: America's Million Dollar Farm

    The 2 Percent: America's Million Dollar Farm
    One of my summer projects is an update of my book, Food, Farming & Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law.  Here is an excerpt that I am working on that ties together some interesting resources that I have been meaning to blog…
Rank this Week: 2922

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/
  • Sep 11

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure

    Indiana Sets Rules for "Satellite" Manure Storage Structure
    A few years ago, concerned Indiana residents raised complaints with their elected officials about the storage of manure in remote ponds, or “lagoons” that were not sited next to existing livestock farms.  There was also…
  • Aug 27

    Top 10 CAFO Violation

    Top 10 CAFO Violation
    David Letterman has his Top 10 list.  Now the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM) has its Top 10 list for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).  These large livestock producers are primarily regulated…
  • Aug 26

    Agricultural Drones: Flying Into Trouble?

    Agricultural Drones: Flying Into Trouble?
    Hoosier Ag Today interviewed me following my presentation on drone usage in agriculture at the Big Data/UAV forum in Indianapolis. Here is an excerpt:Last week we reported on how drones held some important applications for agriculture. A…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • Sep 5

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent

    Australian Full Federal Court Upholds Myriad Gene Patent
    Today, in D’Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of Myriad Genetics’s Australian patent on methods and materials relating to the human…
Rank this Week: 3154

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: 1050

Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • 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…
  • Apr 28

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement

    Michigan Bill for Tail to Wag the Dog — Prohibition on Federal Food Safety Law Enforcement
    English: First page of Constitution of the United States Česky: První strana originálu Ústavy Spojených států amerických Español: La página primera de la Constitución de…
Rank this Week: 4254

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/
  • Aug 19

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa

    Water is for Fighting Over: Nebraska Farmers Sue for Water Diverted to Kansa
    Many have heard the quote attributed to Mark Twain over a 100 years ago: “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”  Those words are as true today as they were a century ago. Four South Central Nebraska farmers…
  • Aug 11

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1

    Missouri Passes “Right-to-Farm” Constitutional Amendment 1
    On August 6, Missouri narrowly passed the “Right-to-Farm” amendment by 2,500 votes. Section 35 Article 1 of the Missouri Constitution will soon read: That agriculture which provides food, energy, health benefits, and…
  • Aug 4

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part III: Federal Program

    Beginning Farmer Incentive Programs Part III: Federal Program
    The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) has created several incentive programs for landowners and beginning farmers to help move land ownership and farming operations from today’s farmer to…
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International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Jun 3

    GMO Infographic from axismundionline

    GMO Infographic from axismundionline
  • Jan 30

    Horse meat again

    Horse meat again
    New case of horse meat has been discovered in a Dutch slaughterhouse.
  • Jan 23

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014

    TRENTO LAWTECH COMPARATIVE FOOD LAW SEMINAR 2014
    THE INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE DIMENSION OF FOOD LAWLocation: University of Trento, Faculty of Law, Professor Room - Trento, via RosminiDate: Friday, February 21th, 2014Time: 9.30-12.30PROGRAMIntroductionUmberto Izzo, Matteo…
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farmgate

farmgate

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

http://www.farmgateblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
  • Jul 29

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.

    Marketing plans may need some revisions after last week.
    Now that the dust has settled from last week’s ugliness in the corn and soybean pits, many farmers are grasping for any opportunity to rebuild their marketing plan.  When both the futures and cash markets were collapsing…
Rank this Week: 1373

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…
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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: 2543