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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/
  • Oct 15

    FSN Briefly

    FSN Briefly
    Herringbone prepares to reopen after outbreak Dozens more people who ate at the posh Herringbone restaurant have been confirmed with norovirus since the owners voluntarily closed down Thursday, but some local media is reporting the Waikiki…
  • Oct 15

    Illness reported; Yummy Market recalls smoked lake trout

    Illness reported; Yummy Market recalls smoked lake trout
    Yummy Market Inc. is recalling smoked lake trout because of possible contamination with the toxin that causes botulism poisoning, following the report of an illness in Canada. Consumers are urged to check their homes for the Yummy Market…
  • Oct 15

    Faces of Food Safety: Meet Raynetta Jackson of FSIS

    Faces of Food Safety: Meet Raynetta Jackson of FSIS
    Editor’s note: This is a recent installment in a series of employee profiles being published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service, republished here with permission. FSIS is more than just a career…
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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
  • Oct 16

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?

    Guest Article - The Syngenta Settlement with Farmers: What Does it Mean?
      Everyone interested in the farmer lawsuits against Syngenta knows about reports of a settlement between the disputing parties, achieved in the midst of a jury trial.  But the settling parties aren’t saying what the details…
  • Jul 30

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Deducting Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
  • Jul 30

    Farm Expenses: An Overview

    Farm Expenses: An Overview
      Farmers, like other business owners, may deduct “ordinary and necessary expenses paid . . . in carrying on any trade or business.” IRC § 162.  In agriculture, these ordinary and necessary expenses include car and…
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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
  • Oct 16

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 16, 2017

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 16, 2017
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us this... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 16,…
  • Oct 13

    U.S. Senate passes changes to federal Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act

    U.S. Senate passes changes to federal Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act
    By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Friday, October 6th, 2017 Written by Ellen Essman, Law Fellow, Agricultural & Resource Law Program The U.S.... The post U.S. Senate passes changes to federal Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act appeared…
  • Oct 13

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 13, 2017

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: OCTOBER 13, 2017
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us Wednesday, October... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW…
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Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Oct 13

    FDA commissioner discusses greater scrutiny of health claims on food packaging

    FDA commissioner discusses greater scrutiny of health claims on food packaging
    On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb spoke at the Wall Street Journal Global Food Forum (“Forum”) and shed light on his views regarding food labeling.…
  • Oct 12

    FDA releases new guidances on increasing generic drug competition

    FDA releases new guidances on increasing generic drug competition
    The United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) released four new draft guidances on October 2, 2017 that aim to reduce the barriers for certain generic drugs to enter the market and ultimately, reduce drug prices. …
  • Oct 6

    Ontario introduces legislation requiring disclosure of payments to physician

    Ontario introduces legislation requiring disclosure of payments to physician
    Following a consultation, legislation was introduced in the Ontario Legislature on September 27, 2017 that will require pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to disclose financial relationships to healthcare professionals and…
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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/
  • Oct 12

    From Farm to You: A Study in Food Law

    From Farm to You: A Study in Food Law
    Our very own director, Susan Schneider, was quoted in the October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer, The article looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy.'Food law is a rapidly developing area of specialized law,…
  • Oct 9

    Anne Ross joins Careers in Agricultural & Food Law Speaker Serie

    Anne Ross joins Careers in Agricultural & Food Law Speaker Serie
    Anne Ross joins Careers in Agricultural and Food Law Speaker SeriesThe LL.M. Alumni Speaker Series is a forum for anyone interested in learning more about careers in Agricultural & Food Law. Current LL.M. Candidates, JD Candidates,…
  • Oct 8

    Journal of Food Law & Policy: Call for Papers on the Farm Bill

    Journal of Food Law & Policy: Call for Papers on the Farm Bill
    The University of Arkansas School of Law is proud to support the JD student-edited publication, the Journal of Food Law & Policy. The LL.M. Program is delighted to assist as needed, and I am privileged to serve as one of the advisors to…
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Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

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

    Illinois Animal Law: Keeping Dangerous Dogs in Urbana

    Illinois Animal Law: Keeping Dangerous Dogs in Urbana
    If you have been found to have a “dangerous animal” in Urbana, Illinois, then Section 4-28 of the Urbana code sets forth a few requirements: Post a sign in a conspicuous place noting that there is a dangerous dog…
  • Oct 9

    Top 10 Reasons Why to Give BNI a Try

    Top 10 Reasons Why to Give BNI a Try
    For those of you who are entrepreneurs or work in sales, you may have heard about “BNI.”  It’s a networking group that stands for “business networking international.”  You can find more about the…
  • Oct 3

    Illinois Animal Law: Pet Shop Lemon Law

    Illinois Animal Law: Pet Shop Lemon Law
    In states without a pet shop lemon law, consumers must result to relief under the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”), which regulates the sale of “goods”. Since pets are more than “goods”, the UCC does not…
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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/
Rank this Week: 2590

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: 1431

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
  • Oct 4

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn

    Proposed Valuation Discount Regulations Will Be Withdrawn
    On August 2, 2016, IRS proposed regulations under IRC § 2704 (Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest for Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes (REG-163113-02)) that were met with swift criticism.
  • Sep 29

    Tax Reform Push Begins in Earnest, But Still No Detail

    Tax Reform Push Begins in Earnest, But Still No Detail
    First there was the Blueprint, then the Bullet Points, and now the “Framework.”[i] On September 27, the White House, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance made public an outline of their…
  • Sep 28

    Tax Court Rules that Farm Couple's Rent from Its S Corporation Not Subject to SE Tax

    Tax Court Rules that Farm Couple's Rent from Its S Corporation Not Subject to SE Tax
    On September 27, the U.S. Tax Court ruled that a Texas farm couple was not liable to pay self-employment tax on rents they received from the S corporation through which they conducted a poultry growing operation. The decision in Martin v.…
Rank this Week: 1441

Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Covers agricultural law, farming, and GM crops.

http://aglaw.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 4

    “Animal Colonialism: The Case of Milk”

    “Animal Colonialism: The Case of Milk”
    New article of interest: Mathilde Cohen, “Animal Colonialism: The Case of Milk,” American Journal of International Law Unbound (September 2017) Volume 111: 267-271.[Being a vegan, and with a significant portion of my worldview…
  • Sep 16

    Ricardo Flores Magón, PLM, and the Labor Struggles of California Farmworker

    Ricardo Flores Magón, PLM, and the Labor Struggles of California Farmworker
    “Cipriano Ricardo Flores Magón (known as Ricardo Flores Magón; September 16, 1874 – November 21, 1922) was a noted Mexican anarchist and social reform activist. His brothers Enrique and Jesús were also active…
  • Sep 12

    Rethinking Agricultural History

    Rethinking Agricultural History
    A comparatively short(!) new article I believe worthy of your attention: Nathan A. Rosenberg and Bryce Wilson Stucki, “The Butz Stops Here: Why the Food Movement Needs to Rethink Agricultural History”Abstract“From the 1890s…
Rank this Week: 439

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/
  • Aug 31

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

    Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed
    In September, 1990, an oil spill occurred on a property owned by Shell.  The spill released approximately 9,000 litres of oil, and clean-up measures were undertaken.  Nearly 23 years later, in the spring of 2013, a neighbouring…
  • Jul 26

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal

    Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal
    The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) appeal of the National Energy Board ("NEB") approval of the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9 Reversal Project.  The Court has…
  • Jun 27

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court

    Seller's Family's remorse not grounds to set aside farm transaction, says Alberta Court
    Several years ago, a young couple purchased farm land from an 86 year old man, a bachelor most of his life (the "Vendor").  The couple had leased the land for a number of years, and paid about $600,000 for two quarter sections (160 acres…
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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/
  • 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 ……
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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.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: 4419

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: 1355

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: 1442

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: 4420

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: 3415

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: 4413

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: 676