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Husch Blackwell LLP

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: July 2018 #3

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Inside Retail discussed McDonald’s phase out of plastic straws. Fortune reported on McDonalds and Starbucks joining to create a sustainable cup. Food Business News discussed drought and hail impact on Kansas wheat crop....more

Carlton Fields

Texas High Court Declines To Enforce Compel Arbitration Against Non-Signatory

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In a recent dispute involving a crop insurance policy, the Texas Supreme Court held that an independent insurance agency could not compel arbitration of certain claims brought against it in state court by an insured (JJ...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Draft Permanent Cannabis Regulations Include Important Changes

State regulators recently issued long-awaited draft permanent regulations for California’s cannabis industry, including some changes that could have an immediate impact on license-seekers and others that will shape the...more

Dentons

PPP in agriculture: the Russian State Duma gives the green light

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The State Duma deputies adopted draft law No. 398292-7 in the third reading. The draft law clarifies the provisions of Federal Law No. 115-FZ on Concession Agreements and Federal Law No. 224-FZ on Public-Private...more

BakerHostetler

The Weekly Hill Update

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HEADLINES - • President Donald Trump today returns from Europe after high-profile meetings with NATO leaders, British government officials and royalty, and Russian president Vladimir Putin....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

North Dakota Industrial Commission Provides Grant To Midwest AgEnergy For Barley-Based Ethanol Resea

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On July 2, 2018, Midwest AgEnergy announced that the North Dakota Industrial Commission, a division of North Dakota’s State Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, had awarded it a $83,810 grant to research using North...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

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

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The Calgary Herald discussed McDonald’s decision to use certified sustainable beef. The Seattle Times reported on a program to gather excess produce for those in need. Forbes reported on the use of blockchain to track...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Kasich issues Executive Order to protect Lake Erie

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On July 11, 2018, Governor John R. Kasich issued Executive Order 2018-09K, “Taking Steps to Protect Lake Erie.” Through Executive Order 2018-09K, Governor Kasich has ordered the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture,...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use, and Reporting Act: South Carolina Supreme Court Addresses Challenge to State...

The South Carolina Supreme Court (“Court”) addressed in a May 30th opinion a judicial challenge to the South Carolina Surface Water Withdrawal, Permitting, Use, and Reporting Act (“Act”). See Jowers v. South Carolina Dept. of...more

Hogan Lovells

Water snippets

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Phase 1 of Madibeng water plant set for 2019 completion - The first phase of the Madibeng water purification plant, in North West, is projected to be completed by 31 March 2019, provided that an additional ZAR100 million...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

USDA Tools to Support Source Water Protection: American Water Works Association Water Utility Guide

The American Water Works Association (“AWWA”) published a July 18th guide for water utilities titled: USDA Tools to Support Source Water Protection (“Guide”) ...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

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We’ll say this—it’s not been dull over in the UK. There’s Wimbledon, the march of the Three Lions, oh, and also, less than a day after Brexit secretary David Davis and a key associate quit her government, PM May’s foreign...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Agricultural UAS Receives FAA Approval

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Agribusiness professionals are already proficient with a variety of federal regulations (USDA, EPA, etc.) but adding an unmanned aircraft system (“UAS”) into the business brings another agency into the mix – the Federal...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 27

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - House and Senate Return. Both the House and Senate are back in session this week. The Senate is planning to take a series of judicial nominations as well as a few other...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Senate Passes Farm Bill With Mandatory Energy Title Program Funding

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On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed S.3042 -- Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) with a vote of 86-11. This bill includes mandatory funding for Energy Title programs, including the Biomass Research and...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

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

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Fresh Plaza discussed new technology aimed at calculating cost of food waste. CNBC reported on the impact of pork tariffs imposed by Mexico and China. ...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

2018 North Carolina Short Session Adjournment

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned on June 29, with Governor Cooper signing 32 out of 45 final public bills passed by the General Assembly. Moving at an extremely accelerated pace, the six-week short session saw...more

Ruder Ware

Qualifying for Favorable Lending Terms in a Financially Stressed Market

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Uncertainties in agricultural markets continue to impact lenders’ financing decisions as well as loan terms and conditions. But there are ways to qualify for favorable lending terms even in a time of financial stress and...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Hemp News Highlights

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We've previously published articles about industrial hemp and the excitement and curiosity it continues to garner as a cash crop in North Carolina. That trend continues to develop, and recently there have been several...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 26

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Recess Week. The House and Senate are both in recess this week for the 4th of July holiday. Clark Hill wishes you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day....more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: June 29, 2018

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Forbes discussed Senate approval of bill to legalize hemp. Reuters discussed Senate approval of farm bill. The USDA issued a report on government investment in agriculture research....more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

APHIS Seeks Public Comments On Draft EA And PPRA Regarding Petition To Deregulate A Canola Variety Genetically Engineered To...

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On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it was seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and a preliminary Plant Pest...more

McKee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.

Farm Bill Amendments To Enable CBD Oil And Hemp Industry

On June 27th, the Senate published the latest version of amendments to the Farm Bill which contain updates to the regulatory framework for hemp and derived products including CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Cannabidiol oil has...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Attempts To Correct The Unintended Consequences In The “Hours Of Service (HOS) Of Drivers” Regulations Related To The...

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Recent amendments governing the transportation of agricultural commodities, including livestock, aquaculture and insects, have elicited concerns from cattle, hog, sheep, horse, bee and aquaculture producers, since the time...more

Clark Hill PLC

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 25

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Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Senate Floor. The Senate is schedule to finish its work this evening on the minibus appropriations bill, a three-bill spending package that includes Energy and Water...more

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