Aaron M. Phelps

Aaron M. Phelps

Varnum LLP

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Stabenow’s GMO Labeling Bill Could Serve as a Potential Congressional Compromise

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) plans to propose a GMO labeling bill after briefing groups from each side of the debate. Stabenow has shown her proposal to the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) whose...more

6/14/2016 - Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety GMO Proposed Legislation

H.R. 5240 Introduced to Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

In labeling renewable fuel sources such as biodiesel "critical" to the nation's energy future, American Farm Bureau President Ziggy Duvall is encouraging lawmakers to act on the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension...more

6/13/2016 - Biofuel Farm Bureau Oil & Gas Proposed Legislation Renewable Fuel Tax Credits

Fish Farming Bills Proposed in Michigan

Competing bills in the Michigan House have two very different views of allowing fish farms in Michigan. Michigan Radio Network recently reported that Rep. Ed McBroom (R-Escanaba) has sponsored a bill that would allow fish...more

3/28/2016 - Environmental Policies Fishing Industry Inland Waterways Proposed Legislation

MDARD Workgroup Recommends Legislation to Support Urban Livestock Operations

Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more

6/11/2015 - Dairy Farmers Farms Livestock Protocol Nuisance Property Owners Proposed Legislation Right to Farm Act Urban Planning & Development

Proposed Right-To-Know Pesticide Legislation

House Bill 4841 was introduced in June by Michigan State Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) that would allow residents to sign up and be notified when a commercial applicator sprays lawn or ornamental pesticides...more

9/23/2013 - Pesticides Proposed Legislation Right To Know

Farm Bill Moves Forward But Remains In Doubt

Having passed the Senate Ag Committee, the Farm Bill moves to the floor this week with hopes of passage so the Senate can move on to another important issue for agriculture – immigration reform....more

6/10/2013 - Farm Bill Proposed Legislation

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