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Using the Right Entity is Key to Successful Agribusiness

by Ruder Ware on

Are you using the right business entity for your farm or other agribusiness? I have worked with too many clients who have paid additional tax dollars or have been unable to achieve their succession planning goals due to their...more

National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — Australia (Updated)

by White & Case LLP on

Australia requires a wide variety of investments by foreign businesses to be reviewed and approved before completion - The decision to approve or deny a foreign investment application is ultimately made by the Treasurer...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | October 2017 #4

by Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. on

Furans in Baby Food May Pose Health Risk, EFSA Reports - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued an assessment of the risks of furans and related compounds 2- and 3-methylfurans, concluding that they pose a...more

Cause for Concern Over Organic Fertilizer Made from Food Waste?

by Downey Brand LLP on

In December 2016, the National Organic Program (NOP) issued guidance 5034-1 that can be interpreted as approving of food waste for use in organic crop production (for example, as an input in fertilizer) without regard to...more

What is the Price for Failing to Voluntarily Disclose an FCPA Violation? – A Curious Case Of Successor Liability

by Bryan Cave on

On January 6, 2017, the Securities and Enforcement Commission filed an Administrative Action announcing a settlement with two global agribusiness companies. The Order is brief and short on facts. ...more

National security reviews: A global perspective — Australia

by White & Case LLP on

Australia requires a wide variety of transactions involving foreign businesses to be reviewed and approved before completion. The decision to approve or deny a foreign investment application is ultimately made by the...more

Palate Pleasing Zucchinis Dominate Squash Patenting

With Halloween over and Thanksgiving looming, recipes for butternut squash soup abound while caved-in pumpkin faces rot away in back alleys. For all their exotic shapes and colors, winter squashes remain tethered to autumnal...more

Intellectual Property Overview For Agribusiness

by Buchalter on

A company’s greatest assets may be its intellectual property. Properly protecting such assets then may be the key to continued success. Below are some questions to consider as a health check for your IP assets. 1....more

Farming through the eyes of an ag lawyer

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On September 13 and 14, Thompson Coburn’s Agriculture & Food group hosted a hands-on seminar for professionals in the food and agriculture industries. The program – “From The Ground Up: A Hands-On Seminar for Agribusiness...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.19.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Gretchen Morgenson and Fair Game have had a few days to reflect on the Bayer/Monsanto deal, and with that little bit of hindsight (and a lot of history), she’s not too sure that Bayer’s stockholders are going to be thrilled...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.15.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation—a nonprofit that represents execs from many of the US’s largest banks—will release a paper today arguing that the Fed illegally sidestepped the APA by adopting “central parts of its...more

New Legislation in North Carolina Impacts the Agribusiness Industry

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

In the recently ended session in the General Assembly, Senate Bill 770 was enacted. This bill is entitled “An Act To Provide Further Regulatory Relief To The Agricultural Community.”...more

Unions Pressure Carolina Farmers

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Carolina farmers must constantly deal with changing weather and markets. Add one more challenge: labor unions. Recently, labor unions have actively targeted certain agribusinesses in the Carolinas....more

Opportunity to reduce import costs into Canada - but you need to act now!

by Dickinson Wright on

In Budget 2016: Growing the Middle Class, the Government of Canada announced its intention to eliminate tariffs on food manufacturing ingredients, such as those used in the agri-food processing industry, as part of its plan...more

Cuba: The Next Frontier for Agribusiness Products

Given the current global surplus in most commodities like wheat, corn and oil driving down prices and farm income, the emergence of new market that would demand U.S. agribusiness products would be timely and welcome indeed....more

Foreign Investment in Australian Residential and Agricultural Real Estate – New Fee Regime for Developers and Investors

by K&L Gates LLP on

Under Australia's current regime for foreign ownership of Australian real estate, certain foreign investors must obtain permission from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) before acquiring certain forms of real estate...more

Food Report 2016: Trends in the Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Sector

Since the early part of this century, the fast-paced development of Alberta’s oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country have driven Canada’s economic fortunes. Indeed, the Toronto Stock Exchange is one of...more

Further Changes to Cuba Sanction Regulations Open Opportunities for Agribusiness

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On January 26, 2016, the Obama administration announced changes to Cuba sanction regulations, further building on the past year’s historic beginning of normalization of relations between the two countries. For the first...more

[Event] Agribusiness Expansion Impacts on Wastewater Utilities: How to Plan and Support a Successful Project - Jan. 27th, Grand...

by Dickinson Wright on

TECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION WHEN ASSESSING PROJECT VIABILITY David Filipiak and Wayne Langeland, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc....more

New NC "Ag-Gag" Law Might Conflict with NLRB View of Concerted Activity Rights

North Carolina’s controversial new “Ag-Gag” Law took effect January 1. The bill was passed at the behest of state pork and poultry interests concerned over animal rights activists using employment as a cover to film...more

Australia’s ‘New’ Foreign Investment Regime- Same Product Different Packaging

by Allen & Overy LLP on

With effect from 1 December 2015, the Australian Government has re-written its foreign investment laws and policy. The overall policy position on foreign investment in Australia has not changed materially although there have...more

AgriBiz Alert: OSHA Targets Agribusiness Industry with New Citations

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

In recent months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited several agribusiness employers for alleged violations of its standards, proposing significant penalties against them....more

Corporate Update: Australia's Foreign Investment Regime Reloaded

by DLA Piper on

2015 has seen a rapid succession of changes, public consultation and now proposed amendments to the legislative and policy regime regulating foreign investment in Australia1. Collectively they represent the most significant...more

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