News & Analysis as of

Agricultural Sector

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018 #4

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has announced new food safety recommendations for managing the risk of arsenic in rice and efforts to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry products. Following a request to...more

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

Court Vacates Arbitration Award In Crop Insurance Dispute That Awarded Remedies Preempted By Federal Law

by Carlton Fields on

The plaintiff, a farming company, demanded arbitration against Diversified Crop Insurance Services over the nonpayment of federally reinsured claims....more

Seedy Business: Chinese Scientist Sentenced to Ten Years for Stealing Proprietary Rice Seeds

In 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents caught researchers attempting to smuggle a $75 million trade secret from the United States to China. ...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

Competition Newsletter April 2018

by Dentons on

Selective distribution: The Paris Court of Appeal applies the principles defined by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Coty preliminary ruling - In a decision opposing Coty France to the online sales...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

The Weekly Round-Up: Federal Court Blocks White House from Punishing Sanctuary Cities, Florida Businesses Oppose Mandatory...

Los Angeles Federal Court Bars White House From Punishing Sanctuary Cities - On Wednesday, United States District Court Judge Manuel Real ruled that the Department of Justice could not give special treatment to cities...more

Five Things You Must Know About Trade Wars

On April 3, 2018, President Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative released a list of 1300 categories of Chinese goods that will be subject to 25% tariffs. That followed a tit-for-tat exchange in which President Trump announced a...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

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: April 2018 #2

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Agriculture.com discussed ag group efforts ahead of White House meetings on biofuels. The Kansas City Star reported on potential meetings between ag state representatives and the White House on Chinese tariffs....more

What Role For Fairness in EU Competition Policy and Enforcement?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Is this perception well-founded? And does it represent a new policy trend towards ‘social justice’ objectives or simply a continuation of a policy driver that has underpinned EU competition enforcement for some time?...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

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

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

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

Congress Fixes “Grain Glitch” Error in 199A

by Butler Snow LLP on

On March 23, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (the “Appropriations Act”) was signed into law by President Trump. Included in the Appropriations Act were certain tax law provisions, including technical corrections to the...more

USDA Publishes Biobased Economy Report

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its report on the economic impact of the biobased economy. The report, titled “Indicators of the U.S. Biobased Economy,” reviews data from 2011 and 2016 to analyze trends in...more

210 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 9
Cybersecurity

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.