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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/
  • Feb 22

    Mr. Roboto meets Polk Salad Annie

    Mr. Roboto meets Polk Salad Annie
    Holy Jane Jetson. Picture this. You walk into the breakroom at work and instead of – or in addition to – the tired-looking ham/chicken/egg salad sandwiches and cans of chili, there’s a vending machine chock full of fresh…
  • Feb 22

    Death toll nears 200 in listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

    Death toll nears 200 in listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
    South African officials say an outbreak of listeriosis has killed 172 people since the start of 2017. It is the world’s largest reported Listeria outbreak. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases said 915 cases of…
  • Feb 22

    Salmonella outbreak in Colorado growing; 2 restaurants closed

    Salmonella outbreak in Colorado growing; 2 restaurants closed
    A Colorado burrito restaurant, forced to close after catering two community college events where some attendees were sickened with Salmonella poisoning, did poorly in health inspections during the past three years. As of Thursday there were…
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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/
  • Feb 22

    LLM Alum, Doug O'Brien, Accepts New Post

    LLM Alum, Doug O'Brien, Accepts New Post
    New NCBA CLUSA president & CEODoug O'Brien began 2018 as President & CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International, having been appointed by the Board of Directors.Upon being appointed, he was congratulated…
  • Feb 21

    Alums Paul Goeringer and Kelly Nuckolls Speak Friday on "Science & Legal Landscape of Dicamba"

    Alums Paul Goeringer and Kelly Nuckolls Speak Friday on "Science & Legal Landscape of Dicamba"
    And, it's not too late to register.Join Paul and Kelly this Friday for a free webinar on Science & Legal Landscape of Dicamba: AALA "Hot Topic" for February 2018. If you are working with clients with Dicamba issues, you will not want to…
  • Feb 10

    LL.M. Alumna Beth Crocker Receives Clemson Award

    LL.M. Alumna Beth Crocker Receives Clemson Award
    LL.M. alumna, Beth Crocker, who serves as Associate General Counsel for Clemson University, was recently honored for her service to the University with a Clemson Board of Trustees Award of Excellence.Beth and the other faculty and staff…
Rank this Week: 4653

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
  • Feb 22

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Shale Law in the Spotlight 

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Shale Law in the Spotlight 
    The Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law has posted the Shale Law in the Spotlight: Overview of the Greater... The post Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Shale Law in the Spotlight  appeared first on National…
  • Feb 22

    Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review

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

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2018

    THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2018
    A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.  JUDICIAL: Includes renewable energy... The post THE AG & FOOD LAW UPDATE:…
Rank this Week: 1832

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
  • Feb 21

    Amended Colorado bill aims to enhance data privacy law

    Amended Colorado bill aims to enhance data privacy law
    As Health Law Pulse posted on January 29, 2018, lawmakers in Colorado are considering legislation that, if enacted, would significantly strengthen Colorado’s data privacy protections. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, an amended bill…
  • Feb 21

    The US Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury propose expanded access to short-term, limited duration insurance

    The US Departments of HHS, Labor, and Treasury propose expanded access to short-term, limited duration insurance
    On February 20, 2018, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury (the Departments) published a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) in order to “provide more…
  • Feb 20

    Budget Act codifies Stark liberalization

    Budget Act codifies Stark liberalization
    As we previously reported, on February 9, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (the “Act”) and President Trump subsequently signed the bill into law.  Section 50404 of the…
Rank this Week: 1554

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
  • Feb 20

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law

    Iowa Supreme Court is Considering the Fate of Iowa Ag Nuisance Law
    On February 12, 2018, the Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will shape Iowa nuisance law, as it applies to animal feeding operations.
  • Feb 11

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively

    Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Revives Many Expired Tax Breaks Retroactively
    President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law on February 9. The Act, which was passed to fund the federal government and avoid another shutdown, includes a number of changes to the Internal Revue Code. Many of these…
  • Jan 29

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature

    Water Quality Funding Bill Awaits Governor Reynolds' Signature
    On January 23, 2018, the Iowa House finished work that was started last year by the Iowa Senate by passing a new water quality funding bill by a vote of 59-41. SF 512, which was passed by the Iowa Senate last April, is now awaiting the…
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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/
  • Feb 18

    Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband

    Filling Potholes on the Road to Rural Broadband
    Qualcomm is building the next generation of chips to run on a 5G network. These have enormous possibilities for ag technology. Will the US be ready to harness these 5G devices when they arrive or will innovation move elsewhere?  
  • Jan 26

    Blockchain: What does it mean for ag?

    Blockchain: What does it mean for ag?
    The first load of soybeans was recently transported using blockchain to simplify the transaction.
  • Jan 1

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018

    Ag Tech Predictions for 2018
    Here are my predictions for the ag tech buzzwords we'll be talking about in 2018.
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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/
  • Feb 16

    EPA Settles with Amazon on Distribution of Unregistered Pesticide

    EPA Settles with Amazon on Distribution of Unregistered Pesticide
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Amazon Services LLC (Amazon) entered into a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) whereby Amazon agreed to pay $1,215,700 in…
  • Feb 15

    EPA Settles with Syngenta on FIFRA Violation related to Restricted-Use Pesticide

    EPA Settles with Syngenta on FIFRA Violation related to Restricted-Use Pesticide
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 12, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has reached an agreement with Syngenta Seeds, LLC (Syngenta), a pesticide company in Hawaii, to resolve alleged…
  • Feb 8

    EPA Announces ICR Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)

    EPA Announces ICR Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects Information under FIFRA Section 6(a)(2)
    By Lisa M. Campbell and Lisa R. Burchi On February 8, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), “Submission of Unreasonable Adverse Effects…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Turning Friends into Foes: Legal Fallout from Monsanto’s Dicamba

    Turning Friends into Foes: Legal Fallout from Monsanto’s Dicamba
    Monsanto’s dicamba has turned friendly neighbors into legal foes due to crops damaged by dicamba’s inability to stay where it is supposed to be.   With the soybean harvest basically complete, we are seeing more and more…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3426

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

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

https://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    About Cari Rincker: How Community College Has Shaped My Life

    About Cari Rincker: How Community College Has Shaped My Life
    As some of you know, I received an A.S. in Agriculture from Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois.  I was recently awarded the 2018 alumnus of the year award and will be speaking at the graduation ceremony in May ( … The…
  • Jan 15

    Illinois Federal Court Admission

    Illinois Federal Court Admission
    I’m proud to announce that I’ve now been admitted to all three federal district courts in Illinois. Although I practice primarily in state courts, I want to be prepared for my clients in case an issue arises in their…
  • Jan 13

    Agriculture Law: Overview of Farm Labor Law Issue

    Agriculture Law: Overview of Farm Labor Law Issue
    I gave this presentation last week at the Illinois Specialty Crops, Agri-Tourism and Organic Conference in Springfield, Illinois. It gives an overview of labor and employment law issues that affect farms and small to mid-sized agribusinesses.…
Rank this Week: 4647

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: 4375

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…
Rank this Week: 2158

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: 1266

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: 520

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: 4659

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: 2258

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: 2178

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: 4657

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: 4658

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: 427