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Welcome to the Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast featuring Paul Goeringer, extension legal specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) and a member of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative. Paul will use this podcast to focus on issues related to agricultural law and risk management education. Send podcast ideas to lgoering@umd.edu. Any images you see are by Edwin Remsberg unless otherwise noted.
 
Welcome to Ag Law in the Field! This is the inaugural episode of a new podcast designed to discuss all things agricultural law. Tiffany Lashmet, Extension Ag Law Specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, will serve as your host and has a variety of great guests lined up. From law students to seasoned attorneys, to lawyers with experience in international firms, to folks who hung out their own shingle in Small Town America...we plan to visit with them all and discuss their thoughts, exper ...
 
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In this episode, Paul discusses the Court of Appeals of North Carolina's decision involving the constitutionality of amendments to North Carolina's Right-to-Farm law. Materials discussed in this episode: Goeringer, Paul. North Carolina Court Rejects Challenges to Changes Made to State Right-to-Farm Law (Jan. 6, 2022). If you have questions for Paul…
 
The White House issued a statement linking meat processors’ profits to rising food prices and EPA announced new Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. Also, a California jury found that Bayer’s Roundup did not cause cancer, the Department of Labor revised H-2A minimum wage calculations, and Kansas filed for Supreme Court review of its ‘ag-gag…
 
We're excited to kick off the year joined by a super star in the ag media world, Ag Day anchor and Farm Journal editor, Clinton Griffiths. Clinton shares his story of becoming involved in ag media and offers us a few issues to watch in 2022. Clinton's Contact Information Twitter: @ClintonReports Links to Other Topics Mentioned on the Show Ag Day Fa…
 
It's that time again! My friend Paul Goeringer and I team up every December to record our Ag Law Year in Review that is then released on both my Ag Law in the Field Podcast and Paul's Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast. This year, our list included lots of interesting topics...see if you agree with our top legal issues. Contact Info for Pau…
 
In this episode, Paul is joined by Tiffany Lashmet from Texas AgriLife Extension to discuss the top legal issues in agriculture for 2021. This is a joint podcast with Ag Law in the Field. Top legal issues discussed in the podcast are: Lashmet, Tiffany. Waters of the United States Update (Sept. 21, 2021). Carbon Contracts Video (2021). Lashmet, Tiff…
 
OSHA issued a vaccination mandate which was immediately stayed by a federal court and the EPA and Army published a proposed rule defining “waters of the United States.” Then, EPA levied the first federal fines for dicamba violations and plaintiffs in the broiler chicken antitrust case filed a motion opposing the defendants’ judgment sharing agreeme…
 
Recently, I heard Joe Miller and Nowell Berreth speak about the recent OSHA vaccine mandate and agriculture. I knew I had to have them on the podcast to have this same conversation. Learn about the current status of the OSHA mandate, what the mandate contains, and the legal precedent is for challenges to these types of mandates. Contact Info for Jo…
 
Join Brook Duer, CASL staff attorney and former Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Chief Counsel, with host Audry Thompson in a discussion of the 2020-2021 fiscal year in review of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board. The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory…
 
Join Brook Duer, CASL staff attorney and former Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Chief Counsel, with host Audry Thompson in a discussion of the 2020-2021 fiscal year in review of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board. The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory…
 
Join Brook Duer, CASL staff attorney and former Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Chief Counsel, with host Audry Thompson in a discussion of the 2020-2021 fiscal year in review of the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board. The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory…
 
California's Proposition 12, an animal confinement statute that will likely have impacts across the United States, is set to go into effect on January 1, 2022. Beth Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center joined me to explain what's going on. Contact info for Beth Rumley (Email) erumley@uark.edu (National Ag Law Center…
 
A federal court found that investors adequately alleged securities claims against Bayer's Monsanto purchase and CBD retailer Friends NYC sued PayPal for suspending its account. Also, the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of bottled water mislabeling claims against Nestlé and industry groups appealed the Arizona district court’s August …
 
In this episode, Paul discusses the Ninth Circuit's decision to vacate EPA's CAFO permit for Idaho. Materials discussed in this episode: Goeringer, Paul. Idaho CAFO Permit Sent Back to EPA for Lack of Monitoring (Sept. 28, 2021). If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul, follow him on Instagram, or 301-40…
 
A federal court declined to dismiss a suit seeking to compel USDA to regulate animal handling in poultry processing plants and the Humane Society filed suit against Smithfield Foods claiming that the company’s use of gestation crates is misleading. Also, several producer groups filed an EPA petition challenging the agency’s chlorpyrifos tolerance r…
 
Join Chloe Marie, research specialist, with host Audry Thompson in a discussion of laws governing Cell-Cultured Food Regulations from the Center's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers. The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory, and case law developments around important…
 
If you have read any agricultural news recently, you know that carbon has been an extremely hot topic. Before entering into a carbon storage agreement, it is critical to carefully evaluation and understand the terms of the particular contract. I'm joined by attorneys who have worked on these contracts, Anson Howard on the rangeland side and Todd Ja…
 
In this episode, Paul discusses the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding the Montana beef checkoff program. Materials discussed in this episode: Goeringer, Paul. Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Beef Checkoff Program (Aug. 17, 2021). R-CALF v. Vilsack, No. 20-35453, 2021 WL 3161201 (9th Cir. 2021). If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoerin…
 
A biofuel advocacy group filed a petition seeking Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit’s E15 vacatur and the D.C. Federal District Court ruled that R-CALF sufficiently pled standing in a Federal Beef Checkoff Program challenge. Also, the New Mexico Federal District Court denied dismissal of ‘Product of the U.S.’ beef mislabeling claims and USDA…
 
We are wrapping up our Day in the Life of an Ag Lawyer series today with Peggy Hall. Like me, Peggy has spent her career in academia. She teaches students and has an Extension role working with farmers at Ohio State University. On today's show, she shares her story and what she loves about her job! Contact Info for Peggy Hall Phone: 937-644-8117 Em…
 
In this episode, Paul discusses a decision out of Texas involving a nuisance suit with two poultry farms and neighboring landowners. Materials discussed in this episode: Goeringer, Paul. State Court Decision Highlights When Right-to-Farm Laws Might Not Apply (Sept. 15, 2021). Huynh v. Blanchard, No. 12-20-00198-CV, 2021 WL 3265549 (Tex. Ct. App. Ju…
 
The National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a commerce clause challenge to California’s Proposition 12 and the New Mexico district court vacated the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Also, a Texas district court dismissed a COVID-19 negligence suit filed against Tyso…
 
Join Chloe Marie, research specialist, with host Audry Thompson in a discussion of laws governing Bioengineered Food Disclosure and Genetically Modified Salmon from the Center's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers. The Center for Agricultural and Shale Law's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory, and case la…
 
I loved this conversation with my friend Mike Traxinger. Mike's journey took him from Washington DC back home to the family farm in South Dakota, where he serves as in house counsel for Agtegra Cooperative. Mike gives us a great look at what it is like to be in house counsel for an agricultural business. Contact Info for Mike Traxinger Phone: (605)…
 
A Minnesota federal court denied all motions to dismiss filed by beef packers in consolidated civil antitrust litigation and EPA rescinded its prior guidance document on the “Waters of the United States” Maui case. Then, a U.S. Supreme Court petition seeks review of the 2006 Rapanos Clean Water Act analysis and USDA announced a transport suspension…
 
Join Chloe Marie, research specialist, with host Audry Thompson in a recap of glyphosate litigation developments from the Center's Glyphosate Issue Tracker. The Center's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory, and case law developments around important legal ag issues. Stay up to date with research from t…
 
In this episode, Paul is joined by Jackie Schweichler, Staff Attorney at the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State University, to discuss her role managing Pennsylvania's Agricultural Mediation Program. Materials discussed: Maryland Agricultural Conflict Resolution Service Pennsylvania Agricultural Mediation Program Penn State Center …
 
As you may know if you're a long-time listener, mental health is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, I wanted to do an episode focused on mental health in the agriculture context. So I reached out to Ted Matthews. He has spend his career working with farm and ranch families and now work…
 
The White House announced its intent to address the effects meat processing industry consolidation on consumers, farmers and ranchers. Then, USDA announced $700 million for the COVID-19 Farmworker and Food Worker Relief Grant Program and $650 million in Pandemic Response and Safety Grants for small business producers. Also, the Pennsylvania Milk Ma…
 
The Arizona federal district court vacated the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule and the Massachusetts federal district court remanded the rule, citing the Arizona court ruling. Also, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the Animal Legal Defense Fund has standing to sue Hormel for misleading “Natural Choice” advertising and Plainville Farms issued a…
 
The Tenth Circuit upheld an injunction of Kansas’s ag-gag law, finding provisions of the law unconstitutional, and USDA announced the Dairy Donation Program, $300 million for SARS-CoV-2 zoonotic disease surveillance, and CFAP 2 revenue adjustments for contract producers. Then, the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board entered into a consent order with …
 
When I decided I wanted to do a policy episode in this Day in the Life series, there was no one that could have been the guest besides Ray Starling. Not only is Ray brilliant and hilarious, but he has had a host of career experiences including serving as a staffer in the US Senate, an advisor to the President at the White House, and as Chief of Sta…
 
In this episode, Paul is joined by Brook Duer, Staff Attorney at the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State University, to discuss his work on legal issues landowners should consider when leasing farmland for solar development. Materials discussed: Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law. Penn State Solar Law Videos (2021) If …
 
EPA invalidated all tolerance levels of chlorpyrifos, prohibiting use of the pesticide on food and Bayer filed for U.S. Supreme Court review of the Hardeman Round-Up/glyphosate verdict. Also, a federal court ruled that plant-based company Miyoko’s Kitchen may use the term “butter” and USDA announced the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program…
 
We're excited to continue our five-part series called A Day in the Life of an Ag Lawyer. We will visit with ag attorneys around the country in a variety of roles from law firm to in house, government to policy. Our hope is this will give listeners an idea what different opportunities are available in the realm of agricultural law. Today, we're taki…
 
A California state appellate court affirmed Monsanto/Bayer's glyphosate liability verdict in Pilliod v. Monsanto. Then, the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Access Provision of Iowa’s 2012 ag-gag law and found that the animal advocacy plaintiffs challenging an Arkansas ag-gag law have standing to sue. Hosted by Audry Thompson, Research Ass…
 
Five U.S. Senators introduced federal legislation to block California's Proposition 12 and a California state court ruled that FIFRA preempts state glyphosate products liability claims. Also, Bayer announced that it will seek a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of the Hardeman verdict and remove glyphosate from consumer products. Hosted by Audry Thompson, …
 
Part 2 of a conversation from the Center's July 2021 Dairy Quarterly Legal Update webinar between Ross Pifer, Director of the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, and Chloe Marie, Research Specialist, on economic and trade issues regarding geographic indications in the U.S. and European Union dairy industries. Geographical indications, known as G…
 
Part 1 of a conversation from the Center's July 2021 Dairy Quarterly Legal Update webinar between Ross Pifer, Director of the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, and Chloe Marie, Research Specialist, on international and U.S. laws governing geographical indications in the U.S. and European Union dairy industries. Geographical indications, known …
 
We're excited to kick off a five-part series called A Day in the Life of an Ag Lawyer. We will visit with ag attorneys around the country in a variety of roles from law firm to in house, government to policy. Our hope is this will give listeners an idea what different opportunities are available in the realm of agricultural law. We kick things off …
 
The Ninth Circuit Upheld California’s Proposition 12 and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed African Swine fever in the Dominican Republic. Also, the EPA and U.S. Army announced public meetings and public comment docket for their re-write of a new “Waters of the United States” rule and USDA announced $67 million for the Heir…
 
The County of Maui filed a request asking the Hawaii Federal District Court to follow EPA’s January 2021 Waters of the United States guidance, arguing there is no need for the county to obtain a Clean Water Act permit. Then, New York finalized its prohibition on chlorpyrifos and twelve trade groups formed the Protein PACT Initiative. Hosted by Audr…
 
Our friend J Pete Laney is back for a Texas Legislature Recap as has become tradition. J Pete and I talk through several key bills related to agriculture introduced in the 87th Texas Legislature. It's always fun to chat with J Pete and get his on-the-ground knowledge about what's going on in Austin. Contact Info for J Pete Laney (website) http://ww…
 
Join Chloe Marie, research specialist, and Brook Duer, staff attorney, as they recap dicamba regulation and litigation developments from the Center's Dicamba Tracker. The Center's Agricultural Law Issue Trackers document the chronological legislative, regulatory, and case law developments around important legal ag issues. Stay up to date with resea…
 
A district court granted EPA’s request to remand the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and the D.C. Circuit Court remanded EPA’s 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Rule. Then, a Hawaii district court ruled that the County of Maui must obtain a Federal Clean Water Act permit for injection well wastewater disposal and turkey price-fixing plaintiffs filed a …
 
The White House issued an Executive Order on economic competition and USDA announced actions in response while the Federal Trade Commission issued a new “Made in USA” labeling rule. Then, Pennsylvania enacted a law limiting civil liability for agritourism activities and a federal court denied a Pennsylvania poultry processor’s motion to appeal in C…
 
In this episode, Paul is joined by Dr. Bart Fischer, Co-Director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center and a Research Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, to discuss a report his center recently released looking at the proposed changes to the estate tax and capital gains taxes. Materials discussed: Ou…
 
Parks Brown is back with us to continue our energy law update. In our first episode last week, we talked about oil and gas, and now we will shift gears and chat about renewable energy. Parks' Contact Information (Email) pbrown@ufjbwlaw.com (Website) http://ufjbwlaw.com/f-parks-brown/ Thank you to our Sponsors! Capital Farm Credit Texas Corn Produce…
 
The Supreme Court denied review of California’s Proposition 12 and the D.C. Circuit vacated an EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E-15. Also, the Council on Environmental Quality extended the deadline for agencies to propose National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the use of deer-deterring pr…
 
The Supreme Court overturned a 10th Circuit ruling to allow non-continuous waiver extensions from renewable fuels standard blending obligation for small refineries and a federal court issued a preliminary injunction against the Socially Disadvantaged Farmer Loan Forgiveness Program. Then, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down a proposed ballot ini…
 
We are thrilled to have Parks Brown back on the podcast to give us an update on oil and gas in Texas. We talk through what has been going on in the market, as well as a great case law update. Parks' Contact Information (Email) pbrown@ufjbwlaw.com (Website) http://ufjbwlaw.com/f-parks-brown/ Links to Topics Mentioned Solar Leasing Podcast Episode wi…
 
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