Thursday, March 21, 2019

Agricultural Law Weekly Review—March 21, 2019


Written by: M. Sean High (Staff Attorney)
                 
The following information is an update of recent local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to agriculture:

Pesticides: California Federal Jury Finds Glyphosate Caused Cancer
On March 19, 2019, Bayer announced that a federal jury in California has ruled that plaintiff Edwin Hardeman's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by the company’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.  While the jury reached a decision in the first phase of the trial regarding causation, it still must decide the question of liability in phase two of the trial.  According to Bayer, “We are disappointed with the jury’s initial decision, but we continue to believe firmly that the science confirms that glyphosate-based herbicides do not cause cancer. We are confident the evidence in phase two will show that Monsanto’s conduct has been appropriate and that the company should not be liable for Mr. Hardeman’s cancer.”

Ag-Gag: Iowa Governor Signs Ag Trespass Bill
On March 14, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law legislation making it a criminal act to trespass at an agricultural production facility (SF 519).  The new law allows for the prosecution of individuals who use deceptive means to gain access to an agricultural production facility with the intent of causing physical or economic harm.  Passage follows a January 9, 2019 determination by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa that Iowa’s agricultural production facility fraud law violated the First Amendment of the Constitution.  For more information on the case involving Iowa’s production facility fraud law, see the Penn State Agricultural Law Weekly Review for February 28, 2019.

Food Labeling: North Dakota Governor Signs Meat Labeling Bill
On March 12, 2019, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed into law legislation defining the term “meat” and prohibiting the marketing of cell cultured proteins as a “meat food products” HB 1400).  Cell cultured products are derived from animal cells and are an attempt to grow meat-like human food products in a lab.  The legislation defines the term meat as "the edible flesh of an animal born and harvested for the purpose of human consumption.”  Because cell cultured proteins do not meet this definition, they may not be advertisement as “meat food products.”

Food Policy: New York City Announces “Meatless Mondays” for Public Schools
On March 11, 2019, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all of the city’s public schools will have “Meatless Mondays.” Instead, on Mondays, students will be served only vegetarian items.  According to Mayor de Blasio, “[c]utting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers' health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

FSMA: FDA Extends Produce Safety Rule’s Agricultural Water Compliance Dates
On March 18, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published notice in the Federal Register announcing the extension of compliance dates for the “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption” rule’s agricultural water requirements (84 FR 9706).  The extension is applicable to all produce subject to FDA Produce Safety Rule’s requirements, other than for sprouts.  Accordingly, the new compliance dates are: January 2022 for large farms, January 2023 for small farms, and January 2024 for very small farms.  FDA stated that the purpose of the extension is to “address questions about the practical implementation of compliance with certain provisions and to consider how [FDA] might further reduce the regulatory burden or increase flexibility while continuing to protect public health.”

From National Ag Law Experts:
“CA Animal Welfare Act Could Impact Farm Practices Nationwide”, Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agriculture Law Blog – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (March 18, 2019)
“Employment Eligibility Verification: What You Need to Know about the I-9”, Cari Rincker, Rincker Law Blog – Rincker Law PLLC (March 18, 2019)
“Dairy Farm PFAS Contamination”, Brianna J. Schroeder, Schroeder Ag Law Blog – Janzen Ag Law (March 4, 2019)

Federal Actions and Notices:
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Agricultural Marketing Service

Environmental Protection Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:

Pennsylvania Legislation:
HB 881: Legislation providing for farmland succession planning grants (referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, March 19, 2019)
HB 822: Legislation providing for county humane officers to assess animal cruelty issues and enforce animal control provisions (Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, March 14, 2019)

Pennsylvania Actions and Notices:
Department of Agriculture

Penn State Research:

AgLaw HotLinks:
“Pork checkoff changing with times” – Feedstuffs          

Stay Informed:
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Agricultural Law Weekly Review—March 14, 2019


Written by: M. Sean High (Staff Attorney)
                 
The following information is an update of recent local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to agriculture:

Food Safety: FSIS Issues Guidance to Help Meat and Poultry Industry Respond to Customer Complaints
On March 8, 2019 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced guidance intended to help the meat and poultry industry respond to customer complaints associated with adulterated or misbranded meat and poultry products.  FSIS Administrator Carmen Rottenberg stated, “FSIS has placed renewed emphasis on industry responding to customer complaints of foreign materials in meat and poultry and, as required, reporting those incidents to the agency within 24 hours once the determination has been made that the product is adulterated.” Accordingly, the announced guidance offers best management practices and agency recommendations regarding how to receive, investigate and process such customer complaints.

Right to Farm Laws: Smithfield Foods Loses Another Nuisance Lawsuit
On March 8, 2019, the Associated Press (AP) reported that for the 5th time, a jury has ruled against Smithfield Foods regarding a neighbor nuisance lawsuit and a North Carolina hog operation.  In the four previous cases, juries awarded affected neighbors nearly $550 million in penalties.  In the latest award, however, the jury awarded the suing neighbors only $420,000.  According to AP, because most the damages awarded by the jury were intended to punish Smithfield Foods, the award was limited by a state law which places a cap on the amount of punitive damages.

Right to Farm Laws: West Virginia Right to Farm Bill Moves to Governor
On March 4, 2019, Farm and Dairy reported that the West Virginia legislature has passed an amendment to the state’s right to farm law (S.B. 393).  West Virginia’s right to farm is intended to protect farmers from “nuisance lawsuits” from neighboring landowners and the proposed amendment would provide an update to the law’s definition of agriculture and agricultural land.  S.B. 393 now awaits action by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice.

Biotechnology: USDA and FDA Agree on Cell-Cultured Food Products Regulation
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a formal agreement regarding the regulation of human food products derived from the cells of livestock and poultry.  Under the formal agreement, FDA will oversee cell collection, cell banks, and cell growth and differentiation.  USDA will begin its oversight during the cell harvest stage and will subsequently oversee the production and labeling of human food products derived from the cells.

Biotechnology: FDA Deactivates Import Alert on Genetically Engineered Salmon
On March 8, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the deactivation of an import alert that had previously prevented genetically engineered (GE) salmon from entering the U.S.  In 2015, FDA approved the application regarding the GE salmon AquAdvantage Salmon.  In 2016, however, Congress directed FDA to prevent into commerce any food that contains GE salmon until it issued final labeling guidelines.  According to FDA, it now believes this Congressional mandate has been satisfied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s issuance of final regulations under the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.  Following the deactivation of the import alert, AquAdvantage Salmon eggs are now permitted into the U.S. to be raised into salmon for food.

Biofuels: EPA Proposes Rule to Allow E15 Waiver During Summer
On March 12, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to utilize the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure waiver during the summer months.  Under the proposal, E15 would be allowed to be sold year-round instead of only eight months of the year.  EPA intends to hold a public hearing on March 29 to receive public comment on the proposal. EPA stated that details regarding the public hearing will be available shortly.

From National Ag Law Experts:
“Ohio Agricultural Law Blog--Legal defenses for agricultural production activities”, Peggy Kirk Hall, Ag Law Blog – Agricultural Law & Taxation – Ohio State University Extension (February 24, 2019)
“Land Grab”, John R. Block, Ag/FDA Blog – Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (March 7, 2019)
“How do Service and Therapy Animals Fit Into a ‘No Pets’ Policy?”, Sarah Everhart, Maryland Risk Management Education Blog (March 5, 2019)  

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:

Pennsylvania Legislation:
HR 133: Resolution regarding a proposed study on pesticide exposure and poisoning, testing and reporting, and the issuing of a subsequent report (Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, March 8, 2019)

Pennsylvania Actions and Notices:
Department of Agriculture

Milk Marketing Board

Penn State Research:

AgLaw HotLinks:

Stay Informed:
Listen to our weekly Agricultural Law Podcast
Read our monthly Agricultural Law Brief newsletter     
Follow us on Twitter at PSU Ag & Shale Law (@AgShaleLaw) to receive daily AgLaw HotLinks
Connect with us on Facebook to view our weekly CASL Ledger detailing Center publications and activities
Visit The Ag & Food Law Blog for a comprehensive summary of daily judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Agricultural Law Weekly Review—March 7, 2019


Written by: M. Sean High (Staff Attorney)
                 
The following information is an update of recent local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to agriculture:

Industrial Hemp/Cannabis: Hemp Implementation Listening Session Announced
On March 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) posted notice in the Federal Register of an online listening session seeking public input on the regulation of hemp production (84 FR 7868).  The purpose of the event is to provide interested individuals the opportunity to share their views on a future federal program which would oversee the production of industrial hemp.  The webinar/listening session will be held on March 13, 2019 and will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Individuals interested in speaking during the event must register with AMS by March 11, 2019 at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L2G9K7cXTkayQ2O1_0AP0g.

Agricultural Labor: DOL Announces Intended Changes to H-2B Application Procedures
On February 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to change how applications for H-2B temporary labor certification are processed.  DOL stated that because of the large number of requests for H-2B visas, the department has had trouble processing H-2B applications. Accordingly, DOL proposes:

  • That all H-2B applications filed on or after July 3, 2019 will be randomly ordered for processing based on the date of filing and the start date of work requested;
  • That the Department's Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) will randomly order and assign for processing all H-2B applications requesting the earliest start date of work permitted under the semi-annual visa allocation (i.e., October 1 or April 1) and filed during the first three calendar days of the regulatory time for filing H-2B applications; and
  • Once first actions are issued, that OFLC will randomly assign for processing all other H-2B applications filed on a single calendar day

OFLC is seeking comments on this procedural change for a period of 30 calendar days from the date that the notice is published in the Federal Register.

International Trade: U.S. Wins WTO Dispute Over China’s Excessive Support of Grain Producers
On February 28, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel determined that China violated WTO rules by excessively supporting its grain producers.  The WTO panel ruled that China exceeded WTO rules for supporting of its grain producers in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.  According to the U.S. officials, because of these market price supports, U.S. producers suffered harm due to increased Chinese production and a reduction in imports.

Organic Agriculture: Challenge to Withdrawal of Organic Livestock Rule Continues
On February 28, 2019, Feedstuffs reported that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has determined that a challenge brought against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the agency’s failure to implement new organic livestock standards may advance.  On March 13, 2018, USDA withdrew the Organic Livestock & Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule which was scheduled to go into effect on May 14, 2018.  The new requirements would have covered livestock handling and transport for slaughter, avian living conditions, livestock care and production practices, and mammalian living conditions.  Brought by the Organic Trade Association, the suit alleges that USDA improperly delayed implementation of OLPP and violated the Organic Foods Production Act by not consulting with the National Organic Standards Board.

FSMA: FDA Releases New Installment of Intentional Adulteration Draft Guidance
On March 5, 2019, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a document entitled Draft Guidance for Industry: Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration.  The release marks the second installment of a draft guidance document designed to support compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act’s Intentional Adulteration Rule (IAR).  Under IAR, covered food facilities must develop and implement a food defense plan to address potential hazards that could be intentionally introduced into food for the purpose of causing wide-spread harm.

From National Ag Law Experts:
“Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Limits Announced for 2019”, Paul Goeringer, Maryland Risk Management Education Blog (February 26, 2019)
“China & N. Korea”, John R. Block, Ag/FDA Blog – Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (February 27, 2019)
“IRS Extends March 1 Filing Deadline for Farmers”, Kristine A. Tidgren, The Ag Docket – Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (February 28, 2019)    

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:

Pennsylvania Legislation:
HB 574: Legislation regarding farmland preservation funding (Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, February 28, 2019)
HB 671: Legislation regarding mobile food truck licensing (Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, March 1, 2019)

Pennsylvania Actions and Notices:
Department of Agriculture

State Conservation Commission

Penn State Research:

AgLaw HotLinks:

Stay Informed:
Listen to our weekly Agricultural Law Podcast
Read our monthly Agricultural Law Brief newsletter     
Follow us on Twitter at PSU Ag & Shale Law (@AgShaleLaw) to receive daily AgLaw HotLinks
Connect with us on Facebook to view our weekly CASL Ledger detailing Center publications and activities
Visit The Ag & Food Law Blog for a comprehensive summary of daily judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Agricultural Law Weekly Review—February 28, 2019


Written by: M. Sean High (Staff Attorney)
                 
The following information is an update of recent local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to agriculture:

Ag-Gag Statutes: Iowa Appeals Ruling on Ag-Gag Law
On February 21, 2019, the Des Moines Register reported that Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit regarding a lower court determination that Iowa’s agricultural production facility fraud law violated the First Amendment of the Constitution.  Previously, on January 9, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa struck down the Iowa law which blocked undercover investigations at farming operations (Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Reynolds4:17-cv-00362–JEG-HCA).  Under Iowa’s agricultural production facility fraud law (Iowa Code § 717A.3A), any person that gains access to an agricultural production facility by false pretense could be convicted of a serious misdemeanor for a first offense or an aggravated misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense. The district court determined that the Iowa law regulated speech protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Pesticides: Arkansas Plant Board Approves Rule Change for Dicamba Use
On February 21, 2019, the Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) announced that the agency’s State Plant Board has voted to change regulations regarding the application of dicamba herbicides.  According to AAD, the new regulations would require:

  • Restrictions on in-crop applications of dicamba from May 26 to October 31.
  • A half-mile buffer zone required around all non-dicamba crops when dicamba is applied.
  • A one-mile buffer zone for university and USDA research stations, certified organic crops and commercially grown specialty crops between April 16 and May 25.
  • Prohibiting the mixing of dicamba with glyphosate between April 16 and May 25.
  • Requiring applicators to provide proof of training to pesticide dealers prior to purchasing dicamba in-crop products.

The proposed changes to the regulations now move to the Arkansas Joint Budget Committee’s Administrative Rule and Regulation Review Subcommittee for approval.

Food Labeling: National Milk Producers Federation Files Citizen Petition Regarding Dairy Labeling
On February 21, 2019, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) submitted a Citizen Petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the labeling of non-dairy products.  NMPF seeks FDA enforcement of existing “imitation” labeling requirements when non-dairy plant-based foods use the terms milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, or butter.  According to NMPF, these non-dairy substitutes are nutritionally inferior to standardized dairy foods, and when the terms are used, an “imitation” disclosure statement must be provided.  Additionally, NMPF asks FDA to provide for regulations limiting when non-dairy substitutes may use standardized dairy food names such as milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, or butter.  According to NMPF, FDA action is “necessary to ensure that consumers are adequately informed concerning the material differences between standardized dairy foods… and the wide variety of non-dairy substitutes that are available in the marketplace…”

Biotechnology: DowDuPont Secures Final International Approval for GMO Soybeans
On February 21, 2019, Reuters reported that the Philippine government has approved DowDuPont Inc’s new line of genetically engineered soybeans. Known as Enlist E3, the soybeans have been genetically modified to withstand the pesticides glyphosate, glufosinate, and 2,4-D.  With approval by the Philippines, DowDuPont Inc has now secured the final government approval necessary to launch Enlist E3 worldwide.

Food Safety: FDA Announces Strategy Regarding Oversight of Imported Food
On February 25, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the implementation of a new imported food safety strategy.  According to FDA, other countries now supply the U.S. with 55% of the fresh fruit, 35% of the fresh vegetables, and 94% of the seafood consumed by Americans.  As a result, a new imported food safety strategy has been developed to: (1) prevent food safety problems in foreign supply chains prior to entry into the U.S.; (2) detect and refuse unsafe foods at U.S. borders; (3) respond quickly to the detection of unsafe imported foods; and (4) monitor progress to ensure program effectiveness.

From National Ag Law Experts:
“Missouri Court Holds Crop Dusting Not Inherently Dangerous Activity”, Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas Agriculture Law Blog – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (February 18, 2019)
“Hemp in Indiana: Today and Tomorrow”, Brianna J. Schroeder, Schroeder Ag Law Blog – Janzen Ag Law (February 13, 2019)
“International Organization Releases Guidelines for Ag Data Research”, Todd Janzen, Janzen Ag Law Blog – Janzen Ag Law (February 21, 2019)   

Pennsylvania Legislation:
SB 330: Legislation to exempt certain charitable nonprofits from retail food facility licensing (Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, February 26, 2019)
SB 335: Legislation regarding the regulation of industrial hemp food products (Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, February 26, 2019)

Pennsylvania Actions and Notices:
Department of Agriculture

Penn State Research:

AgLaw HotLinks:

Stay Informed:
Listen to our weekly Agricultural Law Podcast
Read our monthly Agricultural Law Brief newsletter     
Follow us on Twitter at PSU Ag & Shale Law (@AgShaleLaw) to receive daily AgLaw HotLinks
Connect with us on Facebook to view our weekly CASL Ledger detailing Center publications and activities
Visit The Ag & Food Law Blog for a comprehensive summary of daily judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Agricultural Law Weekly Review—February 21, 2019


Written by: M. Sean High (Staff Attorney)
                 
The following information is an update of recent local, state, national, and international legal developments relevant to agriculture:

WOTUS: Proposed WOTUS Rule Published for Public Comment
On February 14, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army published notice in the Federal Register of a proposed rule defining the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act (84 FR 4154).  With the published notice, members of the public have until April 15, 2019 to submit comments on the proposed definition.  If enacted, the proposal would replace the controversial definition previously issued by the agencies on June 29, 2015.  For more information on the proposed rule, see the EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking website.  

Pennsylvania Agricultural Policy: Governor Announces “PA Farm Bill”
On February 15, 2019, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposed “PA Farm Bill” designed to provide investment in Pennsylvania’s agricultural sector.  According to Governor Wolf, “[t]he PA Farm Bill allocates $24 million in additional funding to chart a real path for a dynamic and prosperous farming economy in Pennsylvania. It’s about providing more opportunities to our farmers by creating more jobs, more income, and more hope.” The PA Farm Bill seeks to accomplish its goals through: (1) developing new resources for agriculture business development and succession planning; (2) creating more processing capabilities; (3) removing regulatory burdens and strengthening the state’s agricultural business climate; (4) increasing opportunities for Pennsylvania’s agricultural workforce; (5) protecting agricultural infrastructure; and (6) increasing market opportunities and making Pennsylvania the nation’s leading organic state.

Pesticides: Lawsuit Claims Roundup Harmed Home Gardeners Gut Bacteria
On February 13, 2019, Bloomberg reported that a lawsuit has been filed in a Missouri federal court alleging that the healthy gut bacteria of home gardeners were harmed as a result of the pesticide Roundup.  According to the report, the home gardener plaintiffs assert that they were deceived by labels on Roundup which assured consumers that the products were not harmful to humans or pets.  The plaintiffs allege, however, that “Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate attacks an enzyme also found in the beneficial intestinal bacteria of humans and some animals.” According to Bloomberg, research has linked an unhealthy microbiome to both obesity and depression.

Rural Policy: USDA Issues American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report
On February 13, 2019, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross released the American Broadband Initiative Milestones Report February 2019.  The report provides a vision for how the federal government can increase broadband access; especially in rural America.  Accordingly, the report’s recommendations include: appropriating $600 million for an innovative broadband pilot program; targeting areas of need and providing incentives for state and local policies; leveraging federal assets such as towers, buildings, and land to lower the cost of broadband buildouts; and streamlining federal permitting.

Antibiotics: Report Asserts Worldwide Change in Antibiotic Use in Animals
On February 14, 2019, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) announced a report asserting that global antimicrobial use in animals has declined.  The report presents OIE’s findings from its third annual data collection which analyzed results from 2015 to 2017.  According to OIE, since the last time data was collected, the use of antimicrobials for growth promotion declined from 60 to 45 countries.  OIE stated that 155 countries participated in the organization’s data collection efforts.

From National Ag Law Experts:
“The National Bioengineered GMO Food Disclosure Standard”, Sarah Everhart, Maryland Risk Management Education Blog (February 12, 2019)
“Optimism”, John R Block, Ag/FDA Blog – Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC (February 14, 2019)
“Future of Tax Extender Legislation Uncertain”, Kristine A. Tidgren, The Ag Docket – Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (February 17, 2019)   

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture:

Pennsylvania Legislation:
HB 370: Legislation further providing for purchase of agricultural conservation easements (Reported out of House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, first consideration by House February 20, 2019)
HB 404: Legislation designating “Tree of Heaven” a noxious weed (Reported out of House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, first consideration by House, February 20, 2019)
HB 441: Legislation to allow wind energy on farmland preservation (Reported out of House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, first consideration by House, February 20, 2019)

Pennsylvania Actions and Notices:
Department of Agriculture

Milk Marketing Board

Penn State Research:

AgLaw HotLinks:

Stay Informed:
Listen to our weekly Agricultural Law Podcast
Read our monthly Agricultural Law Brief newsletter     
Follow us on Twitter at PSU Ag & Shale Law (@AgShaleLaw) to receive daily AgLaw HotLinks
Connect with us on Facebook to view our weekly CASL Ledger detailing Center publications and activities
Visit The Ag & Food Law Blog for a comprehensive summary of daily judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food