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Opportune LLP

Regenerative Agriculture: A Sustainable ESG Strategy

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Patrick Long, Director in Opportune LLP’s Process & Technology practice, and Rick Marriner, President, and Chief Operating Officer at Standard Soil, discuss why regenerative agriculture is a promising solution to addressing...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Ninth Circuit Panel Upholds Foie Gras Ban in 2-1 Panel Decision

On May 6, 2022, a panel of three judges in the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit considered a challenge to California’s ban on foie gras. The law has been heavily litigated for nine years, including three sets of appeals...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - May 2022

Agriculture - THE NEWS & OBSERVER: US cabinet secretaries focus on avian flu response, water infrastructure during NC visit - The nation’s top agricultural official told a roundtable of North Carolina farmers and...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - April 2022 #3

Agriculture - COASTAL REVIEW: Highly infectious virus spreads among wild birds on coast - Coastal North Carolina’s wild birds and commercial poultry have not been immune to the outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian...more

Holland & Knight LLP

USDA's Equity Action Plan Commits to Expanding Tribal Self-Determination Policies

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on April 14, 2022, released its Equity Action Plan (Plan) to the public. The Plan displays a shift in policy and perspective that is endorsed by the USDA Secretary, which is...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - April 2022 #2

Agriculture - WECT: Hemp, CBD products could become illegal in NC July 1 - Hemp products have been legally available in North Carolina since 2015 when the state passed the hemp pilot program bill, which offers an...more

Roetzel & Andress

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Definition of What Constitutes a Physical Taking

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In a boon to property owners, the U.S. Supreme Court recently expanded the definition of what constitutes a physical taking (one that takes possession of property away from its owner) by including what many practitioners...more

Perkins Coie

Claims Against State Board and Regional Water Boards for Failure to Protect Against Agricultural Water Pollution Were Not Subject...

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The court of appeal held that, in an action against the State Water Resources Control Board and regional water quality control boards for violations of the State Board’s Nonpoint Source (NPS) Policy and the public trust...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - April 2022

Agriculture - THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Highly contagious bird flu forces North Carolina to cancel poultry shows and public sales - A strain of the avian flu that forced the killing of some 370,000 chickens and turkeys in...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Trends to Watch in Agribusiness

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In 2020, just before the pandemic hit, Bennett Jones Agribusiness, Food and Beverage practice group wrote about trends in agribusiness, namely AgTech, ESG and Export and Trade. After two years, the Bennett Jones Agribusiness...more

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Labor Unions Trying Again for “Card Check” for California Farmworkers

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California agricultural employers are in for a turbulent season as labor advocates and the farmworkers union are once again pushing to institute the infamous “card check” organizing system – which would make it far easier for...more

Holland & Knight LLP

FTC Focuses on M&A in the Agricultural and Food Industry

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Federal antitrust enforcement in the agricultural industry had been little more than a whisper for decades. The Obama Administration announced it was making agricultural antitrust enforcement a priority and then held...more

Ruder Ware

Know Event, Tourism Rules

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Just as things were returning to normal after this past year, a resurgence of COVID-19 cases put a pause on the much-anticipated full return to pre-pandemic life.  But Wisconsin shows no signs of reverting to the “stay at...more

Perkins Coie

Antitrust Enforcers Heeding President’s Call on Agriculture and Transportation

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President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 14036 on Promoting Competition in the American Economy on July 9, 2021. Touting the advantages of an “open and competitive economy,” the executive order highlights how competitive...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - March 2022 #3

Agriculture - WNCT: Farmers, ranchers celebrated for contributions on National Agriculture Day - Tuesday was National Agriculture Day. It’s a time to celebrate an industry that’s very important to the economy in Eastern...more

Vicente Sederberg LLP

Why POTUS Should Take Reps. Mace and Lee's Proposal for UN to Deschedule Cannabis Seriously

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Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) recently filed a resolution imploring President Joe Biden to push the United Nations (UN) to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances in the Single Convention on...more

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What the California Environmental Quality Act Means for Cannabis Operators in the Golden State

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Cannabis is big business in California. Last year, tax revenue from sales was $1.2 billion and is expected to be at least $1.3 billion this year. Of course, you cannot sell products if you do not have it and you must raise...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - March 2022 #2

Agriculture - THE NEWS & RECORD: NC reports first avian flu deaths in wild birds, including hawk found in Wake County - A red-shouldered hawk found this month in Wake County is one of the first four confirmed wild birds...more

Hogan Lovells

FSIS issues proposed rule designating avian leukosis as a trimmable condition

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In response to an industry petition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the poultry products inspection regulations to designate avian leukosis as a trimmable...more

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CFPB Launches New Initiative Focused on Rural Communities

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In This Issue. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a new initiative focused on financial issues faced by rural communities and also updated its examination procedures to cover unfair discrimination; the...more

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USDA Seeks Information From Public on Industry Consolidation and Anticompetitive Practices in Agricultural Supply Markets

Federal agencies continue to roll out new initiatives targeting anticompetitive conduct in the wake of President Biden’s July 2021 Executive Order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The latest action comes from...more

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Ohio House of Representatives Passes Bill Regulating the Processing and Sale of Kratom Products

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House Bill 236, which has passed the Ohio House of Representatives, would regulate the processing of kratom and the sale of kratom products in Ohio. With House Bill 236’s enactment, Ohio would become the sixth state to...more

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Oregon Legislation Addresses Workers’ Compensation and Overtime Issues for Agricultural and Manufacturing Employees

The primary employment-related bills passed in Oregon’s 2022 legislative session relate to pay equity and the Workplace Fairness Act. Oregon employers in particular sectors may also want to be aware of recently passed and...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - March 2022

Agriculture - FOX 8: NC farmers feeling impact of rising fuel costs - NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says farmers all over are struggling right now. “I would say right now that agriculture faces the most...more

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Sand and Gravel Mine/Order on Consent: New York Appellate Court Addresses Challenge to Remediation Plan

The New York Supreme Court (Appellate Division) (“Court”) addressed in a March 3rd Memorandum and Order (“Memorandum”) a challenge to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation’s (“NYDEC”) acceptance of a...more

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