On February 19, 2019, the Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments regarding “Whether the CWA [Clean Water Act] requires a permit when pollutants originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable waters by a nonpoint source, such as groundwater” following a circuit split between the Fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Federal Circuit Court of
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar
Join our Dr. Laura Labeots and a panel of other speakers on March 14, 2019 for a collaborative discussion regarding intellectual property for agriculture and plants. The CLE seminar is complimentary for members AND non-members of the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.
Speakers will include:
- Audrey Charles, Patent Agent
As we celebrate National Ag Day, the lawyers and staff at Husch Blackwell are proud to serve our clients whose innovation, dedication and enthusiasm continue to make the U.S. agriculture industry a standard bearer for productivity and technological advancement. From food safety and labeling to sustainable ag practices, our Food & Agribusiness industry group…
This week, Kansas City was host to the 3rd Annual 2015 AgCatalyst conference, bringing together the brightest minds in social media, marketing, agriculture and food production in the agribusiness space. Conversations and panel discussions focused on defining digital marketing and how it applies to agribusiness, how to develop skills and tools useful in agribusiness…
In June, the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University (“K-State”) released the results of its semi-annual survey of agricultural lenders. K-State began conducting the survey in 2013 to provide farmers insight into agricultural credit conditions from lenders’ perspective. The survey focuses on five main areas: farm loan interest rates, spread over cost of…
Husch Blackwell Partner Gene Summerlin will be speaking at the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) Annual Educational Symposium on October 19-21, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will be speaking about organic agricultural issues as they relate to contamination by spray drift. Gene co-leads the firm’s Sustainable Agriculture practice.
The Agricultural Act of 2014 includes the most significant reduction to farm policy spending in history by reforming particular agricultural programs.
- Repeals direct payments and limits producers to risk management tools that offer protection when they suffer significant losses.
- Reduces limits on payments, tightens eligibility rules, and streamlines means tests to make farm programs more accountable.
- Strengthens crop insurance, a successful public-private partnership that helps farmers manage risk and protect themselves against losses.
- Provides historic reforms to dairy policy by repealing outdated and ineffective dairy programs. Offers producers a new, voluntary, margin protection program without imposing government-mandated supply controls.
- Supports small businesses and beginning farmers and ranchers with training and access to capital.