Perspectives on Agricultural Technology
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ArentFox Schiff Helps Secure Major Federal Appeals Court Victory in EPA Dispute Over Key Agricultural Product
On November 2, 2023, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit vacated a 2021 decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that had halted the use on agricultural crops of the pesticide product known as chlorpyrifos.
Effort Supports $1 Billion Commitment to Facilitate Deployment of Wireless AgTech Networks
Biden Administration Proposes Significant Changes to Regulations Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act
The energy transition and increased public focus on environmental issues have strained the existing regulatory regime including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA directs agencies to conduct environmental assessments before taking “major federal actions.”
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the next public meeting of its Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force, scheduled for July 11, 2023.
Many major companies have announced a blueprint to minimize their carbon footprint. Some companies have gone so far as to proclaim that they will achieve “net zero” emissions in the near future. To accomplish their climate goals, many have turned to purchasing products called “carbon offset credits.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the next public meeting of its Precision Agriculture Connectivity Task Force (Task Force), which has been scheduled for March 28, 2023.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress is set to introduce a bill that if enacted would direct CFIUS to consider the needs of the agriculture industry when reviewing foreign investment and ownership in domestic businesses.
The principal legislative focus for the agriculture sector in 2023 will be the new Farm Bill, which sets the policies for most of the country’s agriculture programs, authorizing mandatory and discretionary spending for assistance related to food and farms.
What Can the Agriculture Sector Expect from Rep. Andy Harris on Agriculture and BioTech Appropriations
The Republican leadership in the US House of Representatives has named Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD-1) chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration. As its name suggests, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the US Department of Agriculture.
On January 20, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule on food traceability will take effect. Regulated entities will have a three-year compliance period, with a current compliance date of January 20, 2026. But what exactly will companies have to do to comply with the new rule?
Partner Andy Sawula and Associate Sam Rasche discuss how to respond to EPA Information Requests.
Under intensive regulatory, commercial, and academic oversight, and notwithstanding its widespread and rapid rate of adoption, biotechnology has produced huge gains in well-being that have flowed to society without any evidence of adverse health or environmental effects.
Byron Dorgan*, Doug Jones*, Philip S. English*, Dan H. Renberg, Jon S. Bouker, Craig Engle, David P. Grosso, Cissy Jackson, Oliver Spurgeon III*, Amy Antoniolli, Stephen P. Hanson, Laura E. Doyle*, Jeri Freirich*, Daniel Sjostedt*
Americans woke up on Wednesday, November 9, immediately realizing something was different. On their televisions and other devices, they only saw commercials for products, vacation spots, and reality shows.
The Biden Administration is using a comprehensive set of tools to stick closely to campaign promises around — and the public demand for — climate action.
Karen Carr and Malerie Ma Roddy will present at the 2022 AALA Annual Agricultural Law Educational Symposium on Friday, November 11, 2022.
Hydroponic production has become increasingly popular in American agriculture. Historically, fruits and vegetables had been grown exclusively on traditional soil-based farms. Hydroponics, by contrast, are typically grown in greenhouses and urban farms using innovative new technologies.
California Federal Court Substantially Upholds Bioengineered Food Disclosure But Remands QR Code and Text Message Disclosure Options to USDA for Further Rulemaking
On September 13, 2022, a federal court in San Francisco decided an NGO-led challenge to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule establishing a national standard for the disclosure of bioengineered foods.
President Biden has revealed the next areas of focus in his effort to protect the United States’ technological leadership and economic competitiveness: biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and the bioeconomy.
In July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the EU’s Highest Court, issued a decision clarifying whether the EU would regulate products of innovative breeding techniques, like gene editing, under the EU’s Directive 2001/18, the principal EU law governing the regulation of GMOs.
Environmentally responsible fashion has become a key marketing signal for many global brands, with advertising claims such as “sustainable,” “responsibly sourced,” “organic,” and “recycled” cropping up throughout the fashion industry. These claims respond to growing demand from consumers.