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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

    More Cyclospora infections in outbreak linked to Del Monte pre-cut fresh vegetable

    More Cyclospora infections in outbreak linked to Del Monte pre-cut fresh vegetable
    New parasitic infections linked to Del Monte brand pre-cut fresh vegetables continue to be reported even though the multi-national company initiated a recall on June 8. At least 144 people are confirmed to be infected by Cyclospora, a…
  • Jun 22

    129 tons of pork lard products recalled for lack of inspection

    129 tons of pork lard products recalled for lack of inspection
    Skokie, IL-based Quay Corp. is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…
  • Jun 22

    NC restaurant remains open after E. coli confirmed in customer

    NC restaurant remains open after E. coli confirmed in customer
    The Mexico Viejo restaurant in Taylorville, NC, about 60 miles north of Charlotte, remained open Friday after as many as 45 customers reported illnesses to the local health department. Officials from the Alexander County Health Department…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 525

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 22

    Ask Cari: Can a wine store owner give samples of wine for tasting at his own store?

    Ask Cari: Can a wine store owner give samples of wine for tasting at his own store?
    In New York, if you have a wine store license, you can conduct wine tasting on wine, only, on the premises.  Manufacturers, importers, and wholesalers can also conduct wine tastings, if they have a permit for conducting tastings. Cari…
  • Jun 20

    New York Divorce Law: When the Marital Residence May Not Be Marital Property

    New York Divorce Law: When the Marital Residence May Not Be Marital Property
    The law outlines what is marital property and what is separate property.  However, the issue becomes murky when separate property was the marital residence, since often the marital residence is marital property.  Real property…
  • Jun 18

    3 Things You Must Do Once Your Divorce Is Final

    3 Things You Must Do Once Your Divorce Is Final
    The divorce process can be long and expensive.  However, the work does not end once the divorce decree is signed. In order to ensure that your assets and estate planning wishes are carried out in light of this major…
Rank this Week: 602

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: 667

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 9

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 4

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 4
    Our first, second, and third posts in this series are, respectively, here, here, and here. “Agribusiness lab breeds its few poultry lineages at the level of grandparent stock before shipping out the product to clientele around the…
  • Apr 10

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 3

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 3
    Our first and second posts in this series are, respectively, here and here.“The logistics of a just, equitable, and healthy agricultural landscape here in the United States would remain a problem if Michael Pollanhimself, Wendell Berry,…
  • Apr 5

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 2

    Toward New Models for the Scale and Practice of Agriculture, No. 2
    Our first post, with an introduction to this series, is here. “Dumping grain on another country is a classic maneuver in economic warfare. When a country’s borders are opened by force or by choice, by structural adjustment or by…
Rank this Week: 797

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 21

    Alumni Update: Emma Hempstead

    Alumni Update: Emma Hempstead
    Emma Hempstead - Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services.Emma Hempstead, a 2017 LL.M. grad, is a Resident Attorney at Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services  in their Pittsburgh Offices. Fair Shake is a non-profit that serves community…
  • Jun 20

    LL.M. Alumna Anne Ross Authors Organic Report

    LL.M. Alumna Anne Ross Authors Organic Report
    LL.M. Alumna, Anne Ross, a Farm Policy Analyst with The Cornucopia Institute, is the primary author on a new report that is generating a lot of interest in the media, at the USDA, and in the organic community. The report, The…
  • Jun 19

    Pilot program to increase homeownership opportunities on Tribal land

    Pilot program to increase homeownership opportunities on Tribal land
    RELEASE: USDA Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands by Bryan P. | Jun 1, 2018 | IFAI | 0…
Rank this Week: 1128

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: 1449

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 6

    High-Speed Planter War

    High-Speed Planter War
    John Deere recently filed suits against AGCO and Precision Planting claiming that their high-speed planting technologies infringe on Deere's ExactEmerge patents. What are Deere's claims against Precision Planting and AGCO?  What are…
  • May 8

    First Livestock Data Platform becomes Ag Data Transparent

    First Livestock Data Platform becomes Ag Data Transparent
    MyDairyDashboard has become the first livestock data company to earn the Ag Data Transparent seal of approval.  
  • May 8

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?

    What should AgTech learn from GDPR?
    The US is still long ways from adopting a GDPR style regulation that applies across the country to protect data privacy, but what parts of GDPR are a step in the right direction for ag tech?
Rank this Week: 1660

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 1822

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: 2078

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/
  • Jun 21

    Heirs or Errors to the Throne? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Entrance Planning

    Heirs or Errors to the Throne? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Entrance Planning
    The following was authored by attorney, Shannon G. McCoy, Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP and written for submission in the National Land Improvement Contractors of America (LICA) newsletter.    One Month before Your Planned…
  • May 24

    $50 Million Nuisance Verdict Against Hog Farm: Bellweather Verdict or Fluke?

    $50 Million Nuisance Verdict Against Hog Farm: Bellweather Verdict or Fluke?
    In late April, a federal jury in North Carolina awarded $50,000,000 in punitive damages and $750,000 in compensatory damages to 10 neighbors of a hog facility contracted with Murphy-Brown, a subsidiary of the Smithfield Foods system. …
  • Feb 7

    Is Equal Always Fair? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Succession Planning

    Is Equal Always Fair? The Importance of Thoughtful Business Succession Planning
    Originally submitted by Dan Waters, Attorney & Sean Minahan, Attorneys  Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP; Proud members of C2C in the LICA Contractor.  The issues and discussions addressed in the following apply equally to family…
Rank this Week: 2173

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: 2306

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 1

    Technical Corrections Needed for Qualified Improvement Property and NOL Carryback

    Technical Corrections Needed for Qualified Improvement Property and NOL Carryback
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a number of provisions that apparently do not accord with legislative intent. This is, in some cases, evidenced through discrepancies between the committee report and the language in the code. Today, we will…
  • Jun 1

    Technical Corrections Needed for Qualified Improvment Property and NOL Carryback

    Technical Corrections Needed for Qualified Improvment Property and NOL Carryback
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a number of provisions that apparently do not accord with legislative intent. This is, in some cases, evidenced through discrepancies between the committee report and the language in the code. Today, we will…
  • Jun 1

    Many Orchards and Vineyards Now Exempt from UNICAP

    Many Orchards and Vineyards Now Exempt from UNICAP
    Generally, the uniform capitalization rules (UNICAP) have required all farmers, regardless of size, to capitalize pre-productive costs of plants that have a pre-productive period of more than 2 years. IRC§ 263A(a)(1), (d)(1)(A)(ii).…
Rank this Week: 3624

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 3674

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
  • May 16

    Stray Voltage and Dairy Farms Can Lead to Large Damage Award

    Stray Voltage and Dairy Farms Can Lead to Large Damage Award
    History of Stray Voltage Suits Stray voltage causing damages to dairy farms is a problem that has been facing the dairy industry for year with damages cases dating back to 1984. Stray voltage is caused when a power line’s neutral line…
  • Apr 10

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushered in the most significant changes to our tax code in more than 30 years. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the TCJA into law. Although most changes went into effect January 1, 2018, meaning…
  • Apr 10

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer

    Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for Agricultural Producer
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushered in the most significant changes to our tax code in more than 30 years. On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the TCJA into law. Although most changes went into effect January 1, 2018, meaning…
Rank this Week: 3719

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: 3880

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

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Podcast

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Podcast
    The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Agricultural Law Weekly Podcast is now available.  Topics discussed include: Dairy... The post Center for Agricultural and Shale Law…
  • Jun 22

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2018

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE 22, 2018
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. ANNOUNCEMENTS: REGISTER NOW for our... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: JUNE…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court rules SEC administrative law judges are “officers of the United States”

    Supreme Court rules SEC administrative law judges are “officers of the United States”
    In a 7-2 ruling, the Supreme Court held today that Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative law judges (ALJ) are “officers... The post Supreme Court rules SEC administrative law judges are “officers of the United…
Rank this Week: 3941

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/
Rank this Week: 4038

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: 4195