· All sessions free of charge and presented on-line via ZOOM.
· Register at: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0oNdDly0TYa2cwf3hwCPxg .
· Registration required in order to receive symposium materials.
· Each day will consist of two one-hour sessions on current topics in agricultural law.
· 4 CLE credits for PA licensed attorneys available (approval pending).
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 (1:00 – 3:15 pm)
1:00 pm - The Year 2020 in Agricultural Law: The Year of Living Dangerously
Ross H. Pifer (Director) and Audry Thompson (Research Assistant) from the Center will review the biggest developments in agricultural law in 2020.
2:15 pm - Utility Scale Solar Leasing: How It Works and When It Doesn’t*
Brook Duer (Staff Attorney) from the Center and Doug Wolfgang, Director of PDA’s Bureau of Farmland Preservation, will provide landowners with an in-depth look at leasing land for grid-scale solar electrical generation and how existing ag programs may conflict with a solar lease.
*This webinar is part of 2021 Virtual Farm Show educational programming on solar energy conducted jointly with Pennsylvania DEP and Penn State Extension.
Thursday, January 14, 2021 (1:00 – 3:15 pm)
1:00 pm - Chesapeake Bay Developments: Moving the Ball or the Goal Line?
Brook Duer (Staff Attorney) from the Center will moderate a discussion between special guests Lara B. Fowler, Esq. of Penn State Law and Paul Goeringer, Esq. from the University of Maryland, College Agriculture and Natural Resources on the recently filed Chesapeake Bay litigation against the EPA, the pending Conowingo Dam re-licensure settlement and the impending Conowingo Watershed Implementation Plan.
2:15 pm - Pesticide Drama & Non-Target Liability
Jackie Schweichler (Staff Attorney) and Chloe Marie (Research Specialist) from the Center will review civil liability for non-target property damage from dicamba and other pesticides/herbicides, 2020’s court-ordered dicamba registration cancellation and new 5-year EPA registration, the status of glyphosate personal injury litigation/settlements and state actions on chlorpyrifos.