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Agricultural Law Podcast

Jan 11, 2021

Congress passed a much-awaited $900 billion appropriations act for Covid relief and EPA’s 5-year dicamba registration approval is being challenged twice in parallel litigation.  Also, Monsanto/Bayer has signed a $300 million dicamba class-action settlement agreement and a federal district court granted an injunction...


Dec 23, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Milk Marketing Board negotiated a nationwide solution to the preference payment claims demanded by the Dean Foods bankruptcy estate and the U.S. Office of Trade Representative filed its first USMCA enforcement action against Canada.  Also, a federal district court reduced the punitive damages in the...


Dec 8, 2020

American Farm Bureau Federation issued a demand for the Dean Bankruptcy Estate to withdraw all claims against dairy producers for preference payments and EPA released its draft biological evaluation for glyphosate.  Also, Pennsylvania funds a 2020 Farm Bill while the Pennsylvania CARES Act Dairy Indemnity Program paid...


Dec 1, 2020

The Dean Foods bankruptcy estate sent letters demanding paybacks of preference payments made to dairy producers and the International Dairy Federation published updated dairy terminology guidance.  Also, the Forest Services published a final rule outlining compliance standards for the National Environmental Policy Act...


Nov 30, 2020

The Fourth Circuit affirmed nuisance liability for a Smithfield subsidiary swine production facility in North Carolina, after which Smithfield announced a settlement of the claims and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced an interim final rule defining the term “agricultural commodity” for the...