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Livestock Protocol

New EPA air emissions reporting requirements start Nov. 15

by Varnum LLP on

Beginning Nov. 15, many livestock farms releasing hazardous substances to the air from animal waste are required to begin reporting air emissions. In 2008, the EPA finalized a rule exempting almost all livestock farms from...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | November 2017 #2

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

Senators Urge USDA to Implement GMO Labeling - Several Democratic senators, with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), have sent a letter to the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging Secretary Sonny Perdue to...more

Guest Post -- The Emergent Microbiome: A Revolution for the Life Sciences Part XII: Taking Stock of Livestock

As we have discussed in previous installments of "The Emergent Microbiome," we have seen a distinct growth in the interest of the microbial communities found in our environment beyond the confines of the human body. Earlier...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | September 2017 #3

FDA Announces Final FSMA Produce Safety Rule - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the produce safety rule of the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 (FSMA) is now final, establishing...more

Livestock In Critical Need Of Hay: Hurricane Harvey Relief

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As reported by Texas Department of Agriculture the following needs for livestock have been identified:- "Donation of Hay and Feed:- The Department is currently working with Texas A&M AgriLife for donations of animal hay...more

The Wrath Of Irma

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

As those of us fortunate enough to be outside of the reach of Irma watch with concern about the impact this storm is wreaking on Florida and its human and animal residents, it is important to keep in mind how we can all help...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | June 2017 #4

NAD Says Aldi Should Change Savings Claims Ads - The National Advertising Division (NAD) has recommended that Aldi, Inc. discontinue advertising based on a “market basket” comparison that claims consumers could save more...more

Obama Administration’s Organic Animal Welfare Rule Postponed a Second Time

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For the second time, the effective date of the Organic Animal Welfare Rule (OAWR) proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture during the last days of the Obama administration has been pushed back. The new...more

Correcting The Record On Livestock Standards Of Care

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Sometimes it is important to set the record straight. That is the case here. New Jersey stood at the forefront in the country of establishing humane standards of care for livestock and poultry for the state. In 2003,...more

Final Rule Affecting Organic Livestock and Poultry Producers Put on Hold

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As Barley Snyder follows the evolution of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule, the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA recently announced the effective date of the rule has been delayed to May 19 --...more

Managing a Dairy in Crisis: A Lender’s Guide

by Varnum LLP on

Managing a failing dairy is always a challenge for agricultural lenders. The complexity of large dairies, the nature of the collateral (live animals and perishable feeds), and the tight margins that exist when milk prices...more

Clearing up Standards to Earn Government’s “Organic” Seal

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Federal officials believe a new rule will increase consumer confidence in the government’s “organic” seal and allow for more uniform enforcement of standards concerning organic products. The Organic Livestock and Poultry...more

Shepherding in a New Era in Section 11(b) Rights

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In R v Jones and Schmidt, 2016 ONSC 7388, a November decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the court found that unreasonable delays in bringing the case to trial were mostly attributable to the prosecution and,...more

Food and Beverage News and Trends - November 2016 #3

by DLA Piper on

Krispy Kreme faces suit over content of donuts. A federal lawsuit filed on November 9 against Krispy Kreme alleges that the donut company is falsely advertising the ingredients of its fruit-filled and maple-glazed donuts. In...more

European Parliament Calls for Extended Application of Country of Origin Labeling in the EU Just When the WTO Dispute on the United...

by King & Spalding on

On May 12, 2016, the European Parliament renewed its call for mandatory country-of-origin labeling (“COOL”) for meat and dairy products not currently subject to such marking rules. The reasoning behind requiring additional...more

Leases

by Blank Rome LLP on

TRUE LEASE V. DISGUISED SECURITY INTEREST - The characterization of a transaction as either a true “lease” or a secured transaction is likely to impact the putative lessor’s rights and remedies both with respect to the...more

Joint working group launches pilot project for the privatization of State-owned agricultural enterprises (Ukrainian)

by Dentons on

According to the information published on the official web-site of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the Fund for...more

Joint working group launches pilot project for the privatization of State-owned agricultural enterprises

by Dentons on

According to the information published on the official web-site of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the State Property Fund of Ukraine and the Fund for...more

MDARD Workgroup Recommends Legislation to Support Urban Livestock Operations

by Varnum LLP on

Property owners who want to start or expand commercial livestock operations are required to go through a site verification process designed to ensure compliance with Michigan’s Generally Accepted Agricultural Management...more

Large-Scale Privatization 2015 Approved (Ukrainian)

by Dentons on

On 12 May 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 271 “On Conducting a Transparent and Competitive Privatization in 2015” (the “Resolution”), which approved the list of more than 300 State-owned...more

Large-Scale Privatization 2015 Approved

by Dentons on

On 12 May 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 271 “On Conducting a Transparent and Competitive Privatization in 2015” (the “Resolution”), which approved the list of more than 300 State-owned...more

Proposed MAEAP Rules Narrow “Right to Farm” Protection

by Varnum LLP on

Proposed rule changes in the Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) have excluded some farmers from MAEAP verification and protection....more

Commission of Agriculture Approves Revised GAAMP’s Limiting Scope of Right to Farm Act

by Varnum LLP on

For over a year, the Michigan Ag Commission has considered expanding the scope of the "site selection" GAAMPs in order to bring even small livestock facilities within its scope. The site selection GAAMPs have traditionally...more

Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Cap-and-Trade Carbon Offset Program

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On January 25, 2013, a California state court rejected a challenge to an important component of California’s cap-and-trade scheme, its emission offset program. In the first legal decision regarding the program since its...more

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