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U.S. Poultry & Egg Association: Tyson Foods Scranton, Arkansas Facility Wins Clean Water Award (Full Treatment Category)

The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (“Association”) announced in a September 21st news release that Tyson Foods River Valley Animal Foods (“Tyson”) in Scranton, Arkansas was a recipient of the 2017 Clean Water Award....more

Limited Time Remaining To Help Shape Maryland's Nutrient Trading Program

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

There are only a few weeks left for the public to comment on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) recently issued draft regulations establishing Maryland’s Water Quality Nutrient and Sediment Trading and Offset...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - February 2017

by DLA Piper on

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. California judge finds Roundup to be a possible cause of cancer. On January...more

Court Dismisses Public Nuisance Claims Against Monsanto for Manufacture of PCBs

Last week, a federal court dismissed claims brought by three California cities against Monsanto that were aimed at forcing Monsanto to pay for polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) contamination in San Francisco Bay. The...more

Insights Newsletter - Spring 2015

In This Issue: - The Importance of Accredited Investors for Small Business Capital Formation - “All Appropriate Inquiries”: Update on the Environmental Due Diligence Standard - A Hunt for Justice Erodes...more

Even Further Down the Rabbit Hole: New EU Legislation Adds to GMO Quagmire

A vote by European Union (EU) lawmakers in mid-January gave individual governments within the 28-nation bloc the authority to decide whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be grown and cultivated within their...more

Wisconsin Supreme Court Applies Pollution Exclusion to Well Contaminated with Manure

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Recently, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that the pollution exclusion applies to well water contamination arising from the application of manure to nearby farmland, relieving a general liability insurer of its duty to...more

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Pollution Exclusion Bars Coverage for Well Contamination Resulting from the Application of Manure and...

by Wilson Elser on

In Wilson Mutual Ins. Co. v. Robert Falk and Jane Falk, 2013AP691 & 2013AP776, and Preisler v. Kuettel’s Septic Serv., 2012AP2521, the Wisconsin Supreme Court sought to resolve conflicting court of appeals’ decisions on...more

Court Holds Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency Must Consult on Loan Guarantees

by Nossaman LLP on

A federal district court in Arkansas recently issued a decision clarifying that the obligation to consult under section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) extends to the Small Business Administration and the Farm...more

Improving Australian Agricultural Competitiveness

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Commonwealth Government has released its Green Paper exploring a range of policy options to expand the competitiveness of the Australian agriculture sector and its share of the global market. The Green Paper serves...more

North Carolina Legislative Report

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The General Assembly’s Short Session began on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

Barnhardt Manufacturing Earns USDA Biobased Product Certification Label

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 11, 2014, Barnhardt Manufacturing Company (Barnhardt) announced that its HyDri™ Cotton product has earned a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label under the Department's BioPreferred...more

Wisconsin Appellate Court Holds Manure Not a Pollutant

In its recent decision in Wilson Mutual Ins. Co. v. Falk, 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 1031 (Wis. App. Dec. 11, 2013), the Court of Appeals for Wisconsin had occasion to consider whether cow manure generated at a dairy farm...more

Solar Project Prevails Over Williamson Act, CEQA Claims in Save Panoche Valley

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

A recent California appellate decision broke new ground for solar energy developers by upholding a County’s decision to cancel numerous Williamson Act contracts and approve a large solar project despite potentially...more

Even If You Can't Insure The End Of Days, You Can Insure Some Of The Effects Of Climate Change

Today is the day the world ended. But it didn’t. The spin put by some on the Mayan calendar didn’t pan out and the world continued. Here in Baltimore we didn’t buy into the predictions, but just in case, we went looking...more

Episode 66 – Farmer Al Courchesne and Community Supported Agriculture

Located in Brentwood, an hour east of San Francisco, Frog Hollow Farm produces organic stone summer fruit – cherries, nectarines, plums, peaches and pluots – on 143 acres in California’s Central Valley. In the fall, Farmer...more

Interview Agrarisch Magazine januari 2012

by Arthur van Hoey Smith on

Een interview in het Agrarisch Magazine van Cunningham Lindsey, januari 2012...more

Australia's Clean Energy Future - Carbon Farming

by Dermot Duncan on

Summary of the Carbon Farming Initiative in Australia - which is the proposed "domestic" off-set for the proposed Federal Emissions Trading Scheme due to be implemented in July 2012....more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - June 2011

by McAfee & Taft on

In This Issue: 1 Jacky Martin racing again 2 Endangered species litigation 3 The Oklahoma Livestock Owner’s Lien Act 4 Winds of change Excerpt from "Jacky Martin racing again" Racing legend looks to McAfee & Taft...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - December 2010

by McAfee & Taft on

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: 2 Oklahoma’s Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act 3 Tracking EPA’s enforcement of the CAFO Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule 3 The excess farm loss deduction limitation 4 Oklahoma’s Oil and...more

Non-Agricultural Land Use Tax

by Quynh Pham on

Please find below the recent Client Alert on the Non-Agricultural Land Use Tax....more

Agriculture Provisions of House CLimate Change Bill ("ACES")

by Craig Raysor on

Document is a summary of the Agriculture provisions that amended the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 before it narrowly passed the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009. It is now currently on the calender...more

ABCs of Carbon Markets

A guide to carbon markets, including frequently asked questions, descriptions of and terminology used by the major emissions trading systems, and a glossary of carbon trading terms. ...more

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