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Farm Workers Union Challenges New North Carolina Law

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

This summer, the NC Legislature passed the North Carolina Farm Act of 2017 (“Farm Act”). The law amended an existing statute by countering indirect unionization tactics and protecting farmers against having to collect union...more

U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board Petition for Review: Land & Cattle Company August 22nd Challenge to New Mexico City/Village's...

The Rio Hondo Land & Cattle Company (“Rio Hondo”) filed an August 22nd Petition for Review (“Petition”) before the United States Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Appeals Board challenging certain terms and...more

Supreme Court’s Environmental and Administrative Law Decisions in 2015-2016 Term

This Advisory briefly reports on some of the significant U.S. Supreme Court actions from January through June 2016 related to environmental and administrative law. Please see full Publication below for more information. ...more

Move Over EEOC: Time for an NLRB Benchslap

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

Over the last few weeks we have blogged on a number of judicial decisions chastising the EEOC (Another Approaching Benchslap for EEOC?, EEOC Benchslaps Just Keep Coming and The EEOC Hits Just Keep Coming!). Today we shift our...more

UPDATE: D.C. Circuit Clarifies Standard for Required Factual Disclosures

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The D.C. Circuit issued its en banc opinion in American Meat Institute v. U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Court agreed with the panel's decision and specifically held that the test for assessing government mandates...more

FDA Refuses to Settle “All Natural” Debate

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially refused requests from several courts (discussed here and here) for a determination of whether and under what circumstances food products containing genetically...more

A Judicial Reminder Not to Count Your Roosters Before They've Hatched

by Nossaman LLP on

Inverse condemnation claims can be tricky, particularly in the regulatory context. You don't want to file your claim too soon, as that will likely result in your claim being booted out of court on ripeness grounds. But you...more

Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Brief for the CATO Institute, et al., as Amici Curiae in Support of the Petitioner for Certiorari

by Cato Institute on

Property owners should not be made to suffer a needless, Rube Goldberg-style litigation process to vindicate their constitutional rights. Yet that is exactly what the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to impose on...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

Foreign Farmland Ownership

by Marc Stalder on

How big a threat does foreign farmland ownership pode to Brazil?...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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