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Food and Beverage News and Trends - March 2017 #2

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. FDA holds public meeting on redefining "healthy" claims in food labeling....more

Executive Order Creating Steps for Regulatory Review and Reform Could Target Burdensome Employment Rules

by Littler on

On Friday, President Trump issued an executive order, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda ("the Order"), which calls for each federal agency to develop a regulatory reform task force to identify burdensome regulations for...more

North Carolina General Assembly Week in Review: Spotlight on Government, Regulatory and Agriculture Reform

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This session the NCGA passed four major bills dealing with Government, Regulatory and Agriculture Reform. State attractions were transferred from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tthe Department of Cultural...more

California Governor Orders 25% Cut in Water Use—What It Means for Businesses

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California is experiencing a drought of epic proportions. To meet this challenge, on April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 to usher in an aggressive statewide plan for reducing water...more

What the Drought Emergency Declaration Means for Your Business

by Buchalter on

By Executive Order B-29-15, signed on April 1, 2015, Governor Brown declared a state of drought emergency “to exist throughout the State of California ….” Among other things, the recitals state: WHEREAS a distinct...more

California Water Suppliers Facing Historic Mandatory Restrictions on Water Usage

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Governor’s Goal: 25 Percent Statewide Water Savings - For the first time in California’s history, urban water suppliers will soon be required to comply with new mandatory restrictions aimed at achieving a statewide 25...more

Three Weeks after President Obama's Re-Election: Insights into Executive Branch Energy Funding, Federal Policy, and White House...

Despite uncertainty heading into the 2012 election, the incumbent president secured a second term and the congressional landscape remains largely the same. For energy and clean tech, this means an almost seamless continuation...more

Congress May Act to Preempt State and Local Laws That Differ From Federal or Other State Agriculture Production Rules

With the current Farm Bill set to expire on Sept. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee adopted a provision in mid-July for the proposed 2012 Farm Bill. ...more

Florida’s 2011 Legislative Session: Tracking Fertilizer and Agriculture

by Akerman LLP on

Florida’s 2011 Legislative Session is shaping up to provide agricultural interests with sweeping regulatory relief. Akerman is currently tracking legislation that includes the centralized agency review of fertilizer...more

Minnesota Government Update - Week in Review - April 15, 2011

First Omnibus Bill Signed by the Governor The House and Senate passed the Conference Committee report on the Omnibus Agriculture Bill on Thursday. The House voted 107-20 in favor of the bill, and the Senate passed it 52-9....more

Energy and Environment Update - April 10, 2011

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate: Facing the threat of a government shutdown, after an intense week of budget negotiations, Congress passed a short term spending measure late last Friday night to keep the...more

Energy and Environment Update - February 27, 2011

by Mintz Levin on

In This Update: Energy and Climate Debate Congress will return from the Presidents’ Day recess February 28 to work out a compromise agreement to help keep the federal government from shutting down after the March 4 end...more

Siskind's Immigration Bulletin – October 25, 2010

by Gregory Siskind on

1. Openers; 2. ABCs of Immigration Law: H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visas; 3. Ask Visalaw.com; 4. Border and Enforcement News: ICE says no opt-out for local jurisdictions, Immigration audits of employers increase, Deportation...more

Energy and Environment Update - October 17, 2010

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress:Carper Emissions Bill on Hold; And, Upcoming Hearings; Administration: Adaptation Plans to Be Included; Department of Agriculture: Forests Capture One-Tenth of Industrial...more

2008 General Election California Initiative Summary

In two weeks, Californians will go to the polls and vote for a new president, their legislative representatives in Washington and Sacramento and whether 12 ballot initiatives governing everything from the future of high speed...more

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