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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/
  • May 6

    COOL Not Economically Beneficial, USDA Study

    COOL Not Economically Beneficial, USDA Study
    --> Posted May 6, 2015 Country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is not beneficial for American consumers, according to a Food Safety News article available here. Cattle Network also published an article available hereand Journal Star…
  • Apr 29

    U.S. District Court Allows Vermont GMO Law to Stand

    U.S. District Court Allows Vermont GMO Law to Stand
    Posted April 29, 2015 U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss ruled against the Grocery Manufacturers' Association (GMA) and other industry groups in their request for a preliminary order to block a genetically modified (GMO) food law from…
  • Apr 24

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba

    Senators Introduce Bill to Ease Ag Sales in Cuba
    Posted April 24, 2015 Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and John Boozman, R-Ark., introduced a bill today that would allow banks to finance agricultural exports sent to Cuba, helping to open up Cuban markets to American farmers and ranchers,…
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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
  • May 6

    8 Things You Should Have in Your Living Will

    8 Things You Should Have in Your Living Will
    If you have made a Living Will already, you have probably provided your wishes regarding artificial nutrition or hydration, CPR, and your views on organ donation.  However, there are many other specific types of treatment that may not be…
  • Apr 29

    Health Care Proxy vs. Living Will

    Health Care Proxy vs. Living Will
    Most people think a Health Care Proxy and Living Will are the same thing and you only need to create one.  In New York, a Living Will is not a legal document, but it is still best to have these …The post Health Care Proxy vs.…
  • Apr 22

    Using Life Insurance as a Farm Estate Planning Tool

    Using Life Insurance as a Farm Estate Planning Tool
    Life insurance is a way to increase an estate’s value just by paying a monthly premium.  In the case of a farm, the life insurance can be taken out by the parent, or by a child on the life of …The post Using Life…
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Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 5

    More Artificial Ingredients Coming Off Panera’s Menu

    More Artificial Ingredients Coming Off Panera’s Menu
    Fast casual restaurant chain Panera is expanding the list of additives they won’t allow in their food. The company announced Tuesday that, by the end of 2016, all of the food in its U.S. bakery-cafes will be free of artificial…
  • May 5

    K-State Food Safety Professor: Don’t Take Chances With Listeria

    K-State Food Safety Professor: Don’t Take Chances With Listeria
    Listeria contamination has caused 16 different recalls in just two months, and a Kansas State University food safety specialist has an explanation about why it is appearing in products typically not associated with the bacteria.…
  • May 5

    Sentencing of Rancho Defendants Will Be Aug. 12 in San Francisco

    Sentencing of Rancho Defendants Will Be Aug. 12 in San Francisco
    Four defendants involved in the scheme to slaughter cattle with cancerous eyes and sell the meat for human consumption are going to be sentenced together Aug. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.…
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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/
  • May 5

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON

    REMINDER: CAFA - Current & Connected Conference - June 4, 2015 - Woodstock, ON
    The Canadian Association of Farm Advisors will be holding its annual Current & Connected Conference at the Quality Inn in Woodstock, ON on June 4, 2015.  Featured speakers include:Brent Van Parys & Hali VanVliet, BDO…
  • May 5

    Ontario Energy Board says landowners should have right to decide on removal of abandoned pipeline

    Ontario Energy Board says landowners should have right to decide on removal of abandoned pipeline
    In its decision last week approving (with conditions) Union Gas' Hamilton to Milton NPS 48 pipeline project, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") filled a number of gaping holes in Ontario's pipeline abandonment regime.  As noted by the Gas…
  • Apr 30

    4640 John Deere case goes up to the Court of Appeal

    4640 John Deere case goes up to the Court of Appeal
    I previously wrote about a small claims case in Saskatchewan where a man had bid $18,000 at auction to purchase a 4640 John Deere (with loader) but had mistakenly been allowed to pay only $1,800.  The cashier had entered the bid amount…
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The Ag Docket

The Ag Docket

Offers a perspective on current agricultural law issues. By the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/blogpost
  • May 4

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe

    Minnesota Producers Impacted by Avian Flu Granted Extra Time to File and Pay Taxe
    The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced special relief last week for poultry producers in Minnesota who were impacted by the H5N2 avian influenza outbreak. The Department announced that these producers will not be assessed penalties or…
  • May 1

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination

    Fifth Circuit Says EPA Not Required to Make Necessity Determination
    A recent Fifth Circuit opinion established that a federal court has jurisdiction to review the EPA’s denial of a rulemaking petition. It did, however, go on to establish a “highly deferential” standard of review, placing…
  • Apr 29

    Buying Ag Equipment and Machinery – Make Sure You Don’t Lose It To the Seller’s Creditor

    Buying Ag Equipment and Machinery – Make Sure You Don’t Lose It To the Seller’s Creditor
    Financial stress in agriculture creates numerous legal issues.  One of those that may not necessarily be high on the “radar screen” involves the purchasing of machinery and equipment.  Does it matter if the purchase is…
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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/
  • May 1

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker

    Farm Machinery, Copyright, and the Right to Tinker
    It may not be enumerated in the Bill of Rights, but the Right to Tinker with farm machinery is well embedded in America’s rural culture.  I grew up a first-hand witness to farm tinkering.  I still remember when my dad and…
  • Apr 25

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.

    John Deere Does Not Own Your Tractor. But It May Own Your Tractor's Software.
    WIRED magazine’s recent headline: “We can’t let John Deere destroy the very idea of ownership,” really got my attention.  The article’s premise is based upon John Deere’s recent commentto the US…
  • Apr 23

    Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?

    Does Your Co-Op Own Your Farm Data?
    Recently I was asked this question:  When a farm cooperative (a “co-op”) does work for a farmer and in the process generates agronomic data, does the co-op own that data or does the farmer?   Many in the ag industry…
Rank this Week: 1820

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/
  • May 1

    Donald Judges Named Interim Associate Vice Provost for Distance Education

    Donald Judges Named Interim Associate Vice Provost for Distance Education
    Donald P. Judges has been named the Interim Associate Vice Provost for Distance Education at the University of Arkansas, taking on the role of second-in-command at the Global Campus beginning May 1.Don has served as Associate Dean of Graduate…
  • Apr 29

    LLM Walmart Externs Receive Food Safety Champion Award

    LLM Walmart Externs Receive Food Safety Champion Award
    Each Spring semester, one or two of our LL.M. candidates are selected for an opportunity to extern at Walmart working with the food safety and labeling compliance team.  The opportunity to work inside the world's largest food retailer on…
  • Apr 28

    Fulbright Scholar Program: Field of Law

    Fulbright Scholar Program: Field of Law
    The announcement below is courtesy of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar ProgramThe Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combined teaching and research awards in over 125 countries for the 2016-2017 academic year. Opportunities are…
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ISU CALT Articles

ISU CALT Articles

Covers key issues in agricultural law and taxation, including federal and state legal opinions and critical legislative developments. From Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.

http://www.calt.iastate.edu/article
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
  • Apr 24

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee

    Plaintiff Hit With Large Attorney Fee Judgment in Action Against Trustee
    Overview The Iowa Court of Appeals has affirmed a judgment against the plaintiff in an action where one sister was suing another for breach of trust. The defendant was ultimately granted $38,893.62 in attorney fees and expenses as litigation…
  • Apr 22

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe

    Congress Considers Repeal of Federal Estate and Generation-Skipping Taxe
    Overview On April 16, 2015, the U.S. House passed H.R. 1105 by a 240-179 vote.  The bill, titled the “Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015,” repeals the federal estate tax (FET) and the generation-skipping transfer tax (GSTT) for…
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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/
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 15

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment

    FDA to update guidance on food ingredient safety assessment
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun the process of updating its current guidance on food ingredient safety assessment, commonly referred to as the Redbook, and is requesting input from the public. The agency is interested in…
  • Feb 19

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling

    Consumer Reports Touts Dearies not Theories in Favor of Mandatory GMO Labeling
    Sherlock Holmes in the 2009 movie stated, “It is a huge mistake to theorize before one has data. Inevitably one begins to twist facts to suit to theories instead of theories to suit facts.” When one forms theories before having…
  • Jan 28

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop

    New EU Legislation Will Let European Union Member States Ban Gene-Engineered Crop
    It violates the spirit of the World Trade Organization agreements.It turns its back on the single-market principle of the European Community. It upends the status of science as the neutral arbiter.Nonetheless, I am optimistic about the new…
Rank this Week: 4306

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers (socialist or not): Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible…
  • Mar 5

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit

    Sixteen Things to Know About the Des Moines Water Works Proposed Lawsuit
    Record high nitrate levels have been found in Des Moines' water -  6 times higher than federal limits. In early February, Des Moines Water Works indicated its intention to sue several Iowa drainage districts for failing to properly…
  • Feb 28

    Food Aid & Farmers Market

    Food Aid & Farmers Market
    “Hunger benefits programs are vital to many farmers markets” By Russ Parsons for the Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2015 Peppers from the Gardena farmers market. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times) Most people think of…
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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/
Rank this Week: 3927

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.foodlaw.org/
  • Mar 18

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy

    2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy
    The 2015 Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy will take place from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July 2015 in Bilbao, Spain. This is a preview of the program. Key Note address: “Appetite for Change: Tackling…
  • Mar 6

    Summer Enrollment Now Open

    Summer Enrollment Now Open
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4312

Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

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

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • Mar 6

    Enrollment now open for summer

    Enrollment now open for summer
    Explore online graduate degrees in Global Food Law from the nation's premier food university, Michigan State University.Apply now for the summer or fall semester at globalfood.law.msu.eduGet the tools you need to navigate a rapidly…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 4301

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…
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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: 1006

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…
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