Category Archives: Agriculture

When is a Clean Water Act Permit Needed?

The issue of whether a Clean Water Act permit is needed when a pollutant originates from a point source and reaches a navigable water of the United States by virtue of groundwater, a non-point source, was argued Nov. 6, 2019, … Continue reading

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Agriculture, U.S. Constitution, lose in California court

A 72-year-old judge, Christina A. Snyder, appointed by President Clinton in 1997, handed the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) , U.S. agriculture,l and the Constitution of the United States a stunning legal defeat at a November 18, 2019 court hearing in U.S. … Continue reading

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China Steals Seed Technology

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) stated, “People in Washington and Silicon Valley are overlooking the threat of Chinese agricultural technology theft because they think that food grows in a grocery store.” In a Washington, D.C, newspaper article, Cotton claimed only President … Continue reading

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Will California Dictate to Virginia Farmers?

Early last month the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) filed a complaint against the Attorney General of California and the Secretary of California’s Department of Agriculture to stop the state’s Proposition 12 law, which flies in the face of the … Continue reading

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A New WOTUS Regulation Coming

Earlier this month, EPA’s Administrator and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works announced their agencies were repealing the Obama Administration’s 2015 promulgated rule – the one that a number of agriculture associations had accused the Obama Administration … Continue reading

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