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House Agriculture Committee Unveils Draft Farm Bill 2018

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 12, 2018, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-Texas) released the Committee’s draft Farm Bill reauthorization, the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018” (H.R. 2). The House Agriculture Committee...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: April 19, 2018

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

USAgNet discussed industry groups request for new beef labeling requirements. The Houston Chronicle reported on a provision in the 2018 Farm Bill that would remove certain rules on EPA pesticide review....more

Cambios al Programa Orgánico bajo el Proyecto de Ley Agrícola

by Holland & Knight LLP on

La Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos presentó los Principios Legales del Proyecto de la Ley Agrícola. El Proyecto fue lanzado la semana pasada, y en su forma actual, enmienda la autoridad de acreditación orgánica del...more

Changes to the Organic Program under the Proposed Farm Bill

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The House of Representatives released its proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (more commonly referred to as the Farm Bill). The proposed Farm Bill was released last week, and in its current form,...more

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Visits with Michigan Farmers

by Varnum LLP on

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was in West Michigan in early February to meet with Michigan farmers. As reported by MLive.com, he told farmers that the new Farm Bill, which will be hashed out this year before the...more

Grapegrowing and FSMA Compliance

As of 2018, winegrape growers are now required to adhere to the burdensome requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule when selling winegrapes to wineries for processing. However, most...more

California’s Cage-Free Eggs Law Faces Supreme Court Challenge By Other States

by Bryan Cave on

Briefing is now complete in a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states asking the United States Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold within the state to come from chickens that have sufficient...more

Family Farms Threatened by Over-regulation

by Varnum LLP on

On February 7, 2018, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and recounted a long list of regulatory abuses and missteps by the federal...more

Michigan Dairy Farmer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Hiring Illegal Immigrants

by Varnum LLP on

On January 4, 2018, dairy farmer Denis Burke was sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington. Burke will have another two years of supervised release following time served. A fine of $1.38...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018#3

Agriculture Committee Introduces 2018 Farm Bill - The U.S. House of Representatives’ Agriculture Committee has introduced the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). ...more

Algae Agriculture Act Of 2018 Introduced To The House Of Representatives

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) recently introduced the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373) to the House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Darin...more

International Commercial Arbitration Act Amendments to Make B.C. Even More Arbitration-Friendly

On April 9, 2018, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 11, International Commercial Arbitration Amendment Act, to amend the International Commercial Arbitration Act (ICAA), which has been in effect since 1996....more

McConnell Set to Propose Legislation to Legalize Industrial Hemp

by White and Williams LLP on

United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that he would introduce legislation that would legalize hemp as an agriculture product. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 would essentially remove hemp from a list...more

Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 13

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

This week, work continued behind the scenes on budget and tax plans as the Senate and House continue crafting the 2019 budget and try to adjourn by April 17, the 100th day of session. One of the factors now being considered...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018 #2

China to Tariff U.S. Food Commodities - China has reportedly imposed tariffs on imports of U.S.-made agricultural products, including pork, soybeans, wheat, beef, orange juice, whiskey and corn, following the United...more

FDA Publishes Form 483 Summary from the Last Decade

by Barley Snyder on

The Food and Drug Administration has publicly posted almost 185,000 citations potentially committed by businesses across the country through the last decade – even though the information in the posted report previously had...more

USDA Issues Statement On Plant Breeding Innovation Techniques That Include Genome Editing

On March 28, 2018, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue issued a statement providing clarification on USDA’s oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques that include...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: April 2018 #1

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Food Safety News reported on the FDA’s use for the first time of mandatory recall power. QSR discussed ways restaurants are fighting food waste. The Conversation reported on regulation of urban poultry....more

C&H Hog Farms, Inc. (Newton County, Arkansas): Cross Motions for Partial Summary Judgment in Arkansas Pollution Control and...

The parties litigating the denial by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (“ADEQ”) of a Regulation 5 permit for the C&H Hog Farms, Inc. (“C&H”) before the Arkansas Pollution Control of Ecology Commission have...more

Rules of Origin: a 'hidden hard Brexit' for the UK food industry?

by Hogan Lovells on

The Food and Drink Federation (“FDF“) has published a report on the potential impact of rules of origin on UK food and drink exporters in the likely event that the UK ceases to be part of the EU customs union after Brexit....more

USDA Accepting Public Comments on “Clean Meat” Labeling Petition

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

On February 8, 2018, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) filed a petition with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting that the Agency establish a food labeling requirement that the term...more

New Exemption from CERCLA Notification Requirements Re: Released Hazardous Substances

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act’s (CERCLA, also known also as Superfund) stringent hazardous substance release reporting requirements are set forth as Section 103 of Superfund. A...more

How Do You Like Them Apples? PACA and Your Property

Enacted by Congress in 1930 and revised in 1984, the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act (PACA) protects sellers of perishable agricultural commodities, defined as “fresh fruits and fresh vegetables of every kind and...more

Tentative Ruling Could Mean You Have to Give A Prop 65 Warning for Every Cup of Coffee You Sell or Give to Consumers

by Downey Brand LLP on

For the past eight years, a collection of coffee brewers and retailers have been embroiled in a legal battle with Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) over whether certain coffee products sold in California...more

Omnibus Spending Bill Addresses the So-Called "Grain Glitch"

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill (also referred to as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018), keeping the federal government open and appropriating funding through...more

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