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Agricultural Law Podcast

Feb 20, 2021

A lawsuit challenging the new swine inspection system will proceed to trial and Congress has requested that EPA review RFS exemptions issued in January 2021. Also, Pennsylvania opened applications for Hemp Promotion and Education Grants and Specialty Crop Block Grants.

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Feb 16, 2021

President Biden issued an executive order directing OSHA to issue guidance and consider COVID-19 emergency temporary standards and a Congressional committee is formally investigating COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, including OSHA’s response. Also, Bayer filed for court approval of a $2 billion glyphosate...


Feb 6, 2021

President Biden issued an Executive Order to protect public health and the environment, directing agencies to review previous actions. AlsoUSDA halted CFAP additional assistance payments pending further review and suspended FSA loan collections and foreclosures.  Then, the European Commission initiated public...


Feb 3, 2021

USDA published a final hemp rule in the Federal Register and signed a MOU with Health and Human Service, granting USDA authority over GE animals.  Meanwhile, EPA granted three RFS waivers, which were immediately stayed by a federal courtand issued a proposed interim registration review decision creating new risk...


Jan 27, 2021

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of RFS small-refinery exemptions and EPA proposed Clean Water Act Guidance interpreting the “County of Maui” case. Also, Pilgrim's Pride has reached a $75 million agreement settling civil antitrust litigation and the Department of Labor issued a final H-2A rule.

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