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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/
  • Jun 22

    U.S. stops all imports of Brazilian beef for food safety concern

    U.S. stops all imports of Brazilian beef for food safety concern
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil because of recurring food safety problems discovered since March, when the agency began inspecting 100 percent of all meat from the South American country.…
  • Jun 21

    FDA, U.S. Marshals raid Minnesota warehouse, seize food

    FDA, U.S. Marshals raid Minnesota warehouse, seize food
    Professional Warehouse and Distribution Inc., a repeat offender on the FDA’s books, won’t be storing food for human consumption any more according to the owner who spoke after U.S. Marshals seized food from the rodent-infested…
  • Jun 21

    Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk

    Hummus recalled from Walmart, Target, HEB for Listeria risk
    Three brands of hummus with pine nut topping — including Walmart’s Marketside brand — are being recalled in the U.S. and Canada for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes because the pine nuts were…
Rank this Week: 940

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: 535

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: 942

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
  • Jun 22

    Senate Leaders Unveil Draft of Bill to Replace Affordable Care Act

    Senate Leaders Unveil Draft of Bill to Replace Affordable Care Act
    Today Senate Republican leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of their bill to replace many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As with the American Health Care Act of 2017 that passed the House on May 4, 2017, the Better…
  • Jun 22

    Hay Ground, Horses and Home Rule: An Ag Law Year in Review

    Hay Ground, Horses and Home Rule: An Ag Law Year in Review
    This week I had the pleasure of attending the Iowa Bar Annual Meeting. The meeting allows attorneys from around the state to gather in Des Moines, connect with colleagues, and attend some great educational sessions. The Agricultural Law…
  • May 31

    Landowner Faces Possible $2.8 Million Clean Water Act Fine in Upcoming Trial

    Landowner Faces Possible $2.8 Million Clean Water Act Fine in Upcoming Trial
    Last summer, a federal court found a California landowner liable for violating the Clean Water Act (CWA)[1] because he tilled a 450-acre parcel of his land to plant wheat. He is now preparing for an August 14, 2017, trial. At issue in the…
Rank this Week: 1755

The Ag & Food Law Blog

The Ag & Food Law Blog

Covers agricultural and food law. By the National Agricultural Law Center.

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/ag-and-food-law-blog
  • Jun 22

    Ohio Department of Agriculture proposes amendments to maple syrup, sorghum, and honey regulation

    Ohio Department of Agriculture proposes amendments to maple syrup, sorghum, and honey regulation
    By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 Written by Ellen Essman, Law Fellow, OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program The... The post Ohio Department of Agriculture proposes amendments to maple syrup, sorghum, and honey regulations…
  • Jun 22

    Court considers “failed acreage” under Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE)

    Court considers “failed acreage” under Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE)
    Written by: Amie Alexander, JD/MPS Candidate, William H. Bowen School of Law A recent District Court decision in the District of... The post Court considers “failed acreage” under Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program…
  • Jun 22

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2017

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2017
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  JUDICIAL: Includes pesticides,... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2017…
Rank this Week: 1717

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2459

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Pesticide Law and Policy Blog

Covers legal, scientific, and policy developments in pesticides, biopesticides, antimicrobials, and other pesticide products. By Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

http://pesticideblog.lawbc.com/
  • Jun 20

    EPA Releases Final Test Guideline for Performance Against Bed Bug

    EPA Releases Final Test Guideline for Performance Against Bed Bug
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Margaret R. Graham On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of a final test guideline, Laboratory Product Performance Testing…
  • Jun 19

    China’s New Pesticide Regulations Become Effective

    China’s New Pesticide Regulations Become Effective
    By J. Brian Xu, M.D., Ph.D., DABT® On June 1, 2017, in the People’s Republic of China (China), a newly revised Regulation on Pesticide Administration (RPA) became effective.  The newly revised RPA was approved during the…
  • Jun 1

    EPA Releases Ecological Risk Assessments for Neonicotinoids and Announces Next Steps in Registration

    EPA Releases Ecological Risk Assessments for Neonicotinoids and Announces Next Steps in Registration
    By Lisa M. Campbell, Jason E. Johnston, M.S., and James V. Aidala On May 25, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of ecological risk assessments for four neonicotinoid active ingredients for public…
Rank this Week: 1415

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/
  • Jun 15

    Alumni News: Secretary Perdue Names Anne Hazlett to Lead Rural Development at USDA

    Alumni News: Secretary Perdue Names Anne Hazlett to Lead Rural Development at USDA
    Secretary Perdue Names Anne Hazlett to Lead Rural Development at USDAWe are pleased to share news that LL.M. Alumna Anne Hazlett (2001) has been named Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development at USDA. The press release announcing her…
  • Jun 14

    Alumni News: Kael Bowling joins Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP

    Alumni News: Kael Bowling joins Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP
    Alumni Update: Kaelin BowlingCongratulations to LL.M. Candidate Kael Bowling who joins Friday, Eldredge, & Clark as an associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Regulation Practice Group. Kael's experience and background are…
  • Jun 6

    Professor Kelley teaches at Sytkyvkar State University in Syktyvkar in Russia's Komi Republic

    Professor Kelley teaches at Sytkyvkar State University in Syktyvkar in Russia's Komi Republic
    Professor Christopher Kelley taught a two-day negotiation skills course on May 29 and 30, 2017, at Sytkyvkar State University in Syktyvkar in Russia's Komi Republic.  His students were fourth- and fifth-year language students, variously…
Rank this Week: 5011

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/
  • Jun 13

    Ag Data Ownership

    Ag Data Ownership
    An in depth look at what means to say the farmer "owns" their ag data.
  • May 23

    Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together

    Unlawfully "Tying" Ag Data Platforms Together
    You just spent six figures on a new piece of farm equipment. Now you read the fine print and realize that you must also sign-up with the equipment manufacturer's cloud based data platform. You want the equipment, but not the proprietary…
  • May 2

    John Deere and Precision Planting Merger Ends Before It Begin

    John Deere and Precision Planting Merger Ends Before It Begin
    If you haven't heard from now, Monsanto has terminated its agreement to sell its Precision Planting division to John Deere.  Only those inside these companies really know what led to the end of this agreement, but the press releases…
Rank this Week: 3026

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Jun 12

    Depreciation of Farm Assets and Child Support in Illinoi

    Depreciation of Farm Assets and Child Support in Illinoi
    Many times clients contact me on a child support matter who own farms and, accordingly, have expensive farm equipment.  Farmers usually take deductions on the depreciation of expensive equipment on their tax returns.  This…
  • Jun 7

    Overview of Mediation

    Overview of Mediation
    I will be speaking tomorrow at the crack of down tomorrow morning to the CU Sunrise Rotary Club on mediation.  For those of you who are in Central Illinois, I would the support!  The presentation is at 6:45am and…
  • May 29

    Illinois Family Law: Relocation with Children

    Illinois Family Law: Relocation with Children
    Various reasons prompt a parent to want to relocate with his or her child.  Illinois, like most states, has strict procedures to follow when requesting a relocation since the relocation often times jeopardizes the relationship and time…
Rank this Week: 5009

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    Migrant workers harvest corn on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, California (2013). U.S. Department of Agriculture  At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this…
  • Apr 21

         Several recent…

         Several recent posts have focused on agriculture in Africa.  I applaud those posts.     Today, I received an e-mail from the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development…
  • Apr 18

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW

    Ruling finds California’s largest fruit grower collectively bargained in bad faith with the UFW
    [Apologia: I realize all agriculture-newsworthy items don’t originate from California, but as I live in the state and our other bloggers are quiescent at the moment, I trust you can forgive me. And yet we might recall that California is…
Rank this Week: 1431

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2158

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.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Information Session on Master of Jurisprudence Degree at MSU

    Information Session on Master of Jurisprudence Degree at MSU
  • Jan 4

    Give us our chicken but hold the antibiotic

    Give us our chicken but hold the antibiotic
    By Abhijit GhoshIn a time of national division, Americans remain unified on their love for chicken. As the No. 1 source of protein consumed by Americans, chicken commanded $90 billion in 2016 consumer spending.The use of antibiotics in feed…
  • Nov 29

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!
    The second edition of Food Regulation is now available.  It contains over 25 percent new material, particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense.…
Rank this Week: 5017

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
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1678

MOIAFarmLaw.com

MOIAFarmLaw.com

Provides updates and discussions on agricultural law issues in Iowa and Missouri. By Orsborn, Milani, Mitchell & Goedken, L.L.P.

http://moiafarmlaw.com
  • Feb 21

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again

    Right to Hunt Amendment Introduced in Iowa Again
    For the second year, a bill was introduced that would add an amendment to the Iowa Constitution declaring that Iowans have a right to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest wildlife.  The amendment’s supporters cite the need for the…
  • Jan 24

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease

    New Resource for Conservation In Farm Lease
    A new resource is available for landlord’s looking to incorporate cover crops and other conservation practices into their farm lease.  Iowa Learning Farms, a part of Iowa State University Extension, just published a series of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1302

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
  • Jan 27

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District

    Iowa Supreme Court Sides with Drainage District
      The Iowa Supreme Court today issued a ruling favoring the drainage districts in three northwest Iowa counties in the high profile Des Moines Water Works nitrate litigation. This ruling effectively means that the federal court will…
  • Dec 30

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary

    2016 in Review: An Agricultural Law Summary
      As we close out the year, we pause to review important developments in agricultural law from 2016. The year saw several important rulings with respect to the Clean Water Act,as well as the progression of several key Clean Water Act…
  • Dec 28

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage

    Webinar Replay - Iowa Cooperatives: Understanding Equity and Patronage
      This December 20, 2016 webinar is designed for both practitioners and producers. Teaching this webinar is Dr. Keri Jacobs, an assistant professor and cooperatives extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State…
Rank this Week: 1691

International Food Law Blog

International Food Law Blog

By the Institute for Food Laws & Regulations.

http://globalfoodlaw.blogspot.com
  • Nov 29

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!

    Food Regulation, 2nd edition, is now available!
    The second edition of Food Regulation is now available.  It contains over 25 percent new material, particularly a rewritten import law chapter and revisions related to food safety regulation, health claims, and food defense.…
  • 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 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…
Rank this Week: 5023

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…
Rank this Week: 4031

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…
Rank this Week: 5016

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: 2652