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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    The LL.M. Program in Agricultural…

    The LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law has a few places remaining in its face-to-face and distance tracks for Fall 2016, for full or part-time enrollment. With an expanded curriculum and a deep base of alumni…
  • May 4

    Some Thoughts on our Global Food System

    Some Thoughts on our Global Food System
    I began my day reading the blog post on the Marler Blog about the listeria traced to frozen vegetables. Bill Marler, Frozen Vegetables with Listeria Linked to Illnesses and Deaths in Washington, California and Maryland, Marler Blog (May…
  • Jan 2

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley

    Agro-ecological Dilemmas in California’s Central Valley
    From Wikimedia Commons: The California Central Valley as seen from 20,000 feet. This is a south-facing view of the area north of Modesto, and east of Stockton and Manteca, as identified by comparison with aerial photography.“Solar is…
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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…
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Food Law Blog (US)

Food Law Blog (US)

By the Institute of Food Laws and Regulations.

http://foodlawblog.foodlaw.org/
  • Oct 27

    FDA Extending Menu Labeling Compliance Date

    FDA Extending Menu Labeling Compliance Date
    FDA is extending the compliance date for its menu labeling rule by one year. Restaurants and other establishments covered by the menu labeling rule will have until December 1, 2016 to post calories and other information on their menus and…
  • Oct 7

    Oral Arguments in Challenge to VT Law on GE Labeling

    Oral Arguments in Challenge to VT Law on GE Labeling
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear oral argument Thursday, October 8, in Grocery Manufacturers Assoc. v. Sorrell, on an appeal of the federal district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction. The injunction…
  • Sep 16

    My most recent publication, The U.S. Food…

    My most recent publication, The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act: Implications in Transnational Governance of Food Safety, Food System Sustainability, and the Tension with Free Trade, is available in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy…
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Food Law in Asia

Food Law in Asia

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

http://foodlawasia.foodlaw.org/
  • Apr 13

    >> Hurry, registration is limited!

    >> Hurry, registration is limited!
    Food Law Current Issues SeminarMichigan State University        East Lansing, MichiganJuly 12-14, 2016The MSU Food Law Current Issues Seminar provides practical education on current food legal and regulatory issues. The…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Sep 30

    Ground beef recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination

    Ground beef recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination
    Silver Springs Farms, Inc., located in Harleysville, PA , late Friday recalled approximately 740 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety…
  • Sep 29

    CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesse

    CDC closes flour/E. coli investigation; expects more illnesse
    Federal health officials have concluded their investigation involving General Mills flour implicated in an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 63 between December 2015 and now, but they say more people are expected to become ill. Both the…
  • Sep 29

    Cyclospora cases drop after FDA monitors Mexican cilantro

    Cyclospora cases drop after FDA monitors Mexican cilantro
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is linking its program to more closely monitor fresh Mexican cilantro to a drop in domestically acquired Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. According to a Sept. 19 update from the U.S. Centers…
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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 26

    Livestock Lease

    Livestock Lease
    Leasing livestock, rather than buying it, can be a better option for many farmers depending on the situation. Leases are available for different types of livestock and the agreement should include the following clauses: 1. Description of…
  • Sep 16

    Lawline Presentation: Overview of Common Agriculture Contact

    Lawline Presentation: Overview of Common Agriculture Contact
    <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/aYx8HfACKKg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>   Here is the video of the presentation that I gave to…
  • Sep 12

    Overview of Agriculture Production Contract

    Overview of Agriculture Production Contract
    An agriculture production contract is an agreement where a producer agrees to raise a commodity in a manner established by the contractor and to deliver the commodity to the contractor while the contractor agrees to pay the producer in…
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Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Sep 26

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system

    No monetary penalties for manufacturer providing physicians with free vaccine refrigeration storage system
    In an Advisory Opinion issued on September 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) announced that  it would not impose administrative sanctions against the manufacturer…
  • Sep 22

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)

    Pain and suffering includes mental anguish from medical negligence (Austria)
    In March 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court granted an award for pain and suffering to a patient for mental strain after a piece of broken scissors was left in his body following a surgery despite the fact that the claimant had not suffered any…
  • Sep 21

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)

    Withdrawal of life support from child in his best interests (UK)
    The mother of a 2-year old child who suffered grave injuries in a road traffic accident appealed against the court order obtained by the grandmother to withdraw all respiration and to treat the child only with pain relief, sedation and…
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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/
  • Sep 1

    2016 Texas Food Law Forum

    2016 Texas Food Law Forum
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-food-law-forum-tickets-27006376800
  • Aug 25

    Label limbo: Use by when? According to whom?

    Label limbo: Use by when? According to whom?
    By Michaela OldfieldMSU Global Food Law FellowYou know the scene. There’s that container of yogurt idling in your fridge. It had a best buy date of a week ago, maybe more. Is it just idling, or is it festering? Should you eat it, or…
  • Aug 11

    The dose makes the poison, but who defines poison?

    The dose makes the poison, but who defines poison?
    By Michaela OldfieldMSU Global Food Law FellowOne of the many highlights of IFT16 was an all-star panel (organized by yours truly) on toxicology research, risk communication, and the Generally Recognized as Safe standard.Our first speaker was…
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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 &amp; 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…
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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
  • Sep 30

    Iowa Agricultural Liens: A Legal Review

    Iowa Agricultural Liens: A Legal Review
      Background A statutory lien is a right to a debtor’s property granted by law to a creditor. A statutory lien automatically attaches to the property by virtue of the creditor’s relationship to the debtor. A mechanic’s…
  • Sep 27

    Syngenta Producer Class Certification Granted

    Syngenta Producer Class Certification Granted
    Overview The Syngenta litigation reached a crucial milestone on September 26, 2016, when U.S. District Judge John W. Lungstrum issued an order certifying a nationwide class and eight statewide classes of producer plaintiffs in the…
  • Sep 16

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim

    Iowa Supreme Court Considers DMWW Common Law Claim
      The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments on September 14, 2016, regarding the common law claims set forth in the Des Moines Water Works complaint. The Court will now consider whether the lawsuit’s claims seeking money damages…
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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.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw/
  • Jan 1

    This Blog Has Moved!

    This Blog Has Moved!
    Starting January 1, 2016, the Janzen Ag Law Blog is now part of the Janzen Agricultural Law LLC website.  Please bookmark the blog's new location: www.aglaw.us/janzenaglaw.Thank you for reading.Todd Janzen
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
  • Dec 12

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0

    The Janzen Ag Law Blog 3.0
    Five years ago a friend suggested that I start “blogging” about the legal issues I was handling involving agriculture. She knew I grew up on a farm, that agriculture was my passion, and that I was working on a number of different…
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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/
  • Jul 8

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court

    Warranty claim about under-powered high-clearance sprayer ends up in court
    The Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan recently dismissed a claim by a farmer who alleged that a high-clearance sprayer he'd purchased was under-powered.  In 2010, the farmer of 2,300 acres spent considerable time researching options and…
  • Jun 30

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling

    Court of Appeal reverses Bear Creek natural severance ruling
    The Court of Appeal for Ontario has overturned a recent Superior Court decision that found a property to have been severed naturally by a creek.  The owners of the property wished to deal with the property on the basis that it was…
  • Jun 30

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval

    Federal Court of Appeal overturns Northern Gateway approval
    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the decision by the Federal Cabinet to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project on the basis that Canada failed to consult adequately with First Nations on the pipeline route.  With changes to…
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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…
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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/
  • Sep 15

    Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Statu

    Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Statu
    If you have received a Notice of Overpayment and Removal of New Producer Status from your crop insurance company, you are not alone.  In 2012 the Risk Management Agency started auditing crop insurance applications wherein the insured had…
  • Aug 2

    Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

    Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable
    Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer’s (Corps) “jurisdictional determinations” (JD)…
  • May 17

    North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld

    North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld
    Such is the life of a farmer.   Even in times of a good crop, the potential insurance claim may be more valuable than the crop itself.  That may have been the case for Aaron Johnson of Norwood, North Dakota, … Continue…
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MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

An agricultural law blawg providing information and updates on legal issues and case law in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Mar 19

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute

    Missouri Strictly Construes Private Road Statute
    Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for…
  • Feb 29

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran

    Iowa Finance Authority Holds Workshops for Beginning Farmers and Military Veteran
    The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of Iowa Finance Authority is holding eight workshops around the state to educate beginning farmers and military veterans interested in farming about state and federal programs that can help them…
  • Jan 17

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again

    Boundary by Acquiescence Revisited in Iowa, Again
    Boundary disputes are not uncommon. They often occur when someone purchases land and then learns that a fence or other boundary marker is not quite where it should be according to the survey. These disputes are often settled through a legal…
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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/
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
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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
  • Sep 28

    Wind Agreement Provision Trips up Sale of Farmland

    Wind Agreement Provision Trips up Sale of Farmland
    A case from the Iowa Court of Appeals today highlights a little provision in an Iowa wind energy agreement that may have killed a contract for the sale of farmland.  This case should remind anyone negotiating a wind energy agreement to…
  • Sep 27

    Federal Appeals Court Vacates OSHA Fertilizer Safety Guidance

    Federal Appeals Court Vacates OSHA Fertilizer Safety Guidance
    Last Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The guidance, which was issued in the form of a 2015 Memorandum, required farm supply…
  • Sep 15

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place

    Iowa Court of Appeals Grants Sister the Home Place
    We’ve discussed in past articles the difficulties that can arise when parents leave farmland to their children as tenants in common. Several sibling may wish to sell, others may wish to keep the land in the family. This type of…
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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/
  • Sep 27

    Satoko Kato presents at the Arkansas Recycling Coalition Annual Conference

    Satoko Kato presents at the Arkansas Recycling Coalition Annual Conference
    On September 20, 2016, Cameron Caja, the founder of Razorback Food Recovery at the University of Arkansas, and Satoko Kato, a visiting assistant professor at the UA School of Law, were invited to speak as panelists at the Arkansas Recycling…
  • Sep 24

    LL.M. Candidate Brandy McAllister and the Mac Farm

    LL.M. Candidate Brandy McAllister and the Mac Farm
    Note from Susan:We have the most interesting attorneys in the LL.M. Program!It was my pleasure to speak with distance candidate Brandy McAllister last week. In addition to taking classes toward her LL.M. degree, Brandy serves as Risk…
  • Sep 22

    Nicole Civita interviewed on "Your Call"

    Nicole Civita interviewed on &quot;Your Call&quot;
    What Can You Do To Stop Food WasteWhat Can You Do To Stop Food WasteLL.M. Affiliate Professor and Director of the Food Recovery Project at the University of Arkansas School of Law was a recently…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22

    Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, April 21-22
    Posted February 18, 2016Agriculture in the Mid-South is uniquely impacted by changes and developments in state, federal, and international laws and policies. Hosted by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium, the Third Annual Mid-South…
  • Feb 18

    USDA proposes improving healthy food acce

    USDA proposes improving healthy food acce
    Posted February 18, 2016Under a proposed rule change announced Tuesday by the USDA, retailers who accept food stamps would have to stock a wider variety of healthy food options or risk losing their ability to accept Supplemental Nutrition…
  • Feb 17

    Mid-South Farm & Gin Show February 26 & 27 in Memphi

    Mid-South Farm &amp; Gin Show February 26 &amp; 27 in Memphi
    Posted February 17, 2016The 64th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 26 & 27 at the Cook County Convention Center in Memphis, TN. Attendees can move through three full floors of the latest equipment and machinery…
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