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Vol. 20, No. 2 - August 2017

In this issue:

Message from Agricultural Management Committee Chairs
Thomas P. Redick and Megan Galey...1

Overview: Trump Administration’s 2017 Agriculture Agenda
Martha L. Noble...3

Agriculture Environment and Resources: Selected Case Update
Thomas P. Redick and Megan Galey...7

Other Cases of Note
Martha L. Noble...10

Guest Writer Article

Update: Trump Administration Actions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement
Rosemary E. Hambright...11

Vol. 20, No. 1 - November 2016
Theme: On the Farm

Joint issue with the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee and the Section of International Law the International Environmental Law Committee

In this issue:

Chair Message
Stephanie Altman, Shannon Martin Dilley, Megan Galey, Fatima Maria Ahmad, and Anastasia Telesetsky...3

The State of Factory Farming: Present and Future
Jeremy Coller...4

Tools for Change: International Law and Policy Approaches to Managing Food Chain Sustainability
Leslie Couvillion...7

Drones on the Farm
Michael Barrowclough and L. Leon Geyer...11

Vermont’s GMO Labeling Law Meets Congress and the World Trade Organization
Thomas P. Redick and Jhoset A. Burgos-Rodriguez...14

Update: Lake Erie Nutrient Pollution – Agriculture and Drinking Water
Martha L. Noble...20

Vol. 19, No. 5 - August 2015

In this issue:

Chair Message
Todd Janzen...1

Case Law Update
Carlota Hopinks-Baul..3

Liability Prevention for Intergenerational Genomic or Epigenetic Harm
Thomas P. Redick...5

Lively Litigation over Dead Zones—Ocean Acidity Poses Major Ecological Threat
Christopher Brooks...8

Critical Book Review: The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World
Thomas P. Redick...11

Vol. 19, No. 4 - April 2015

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Todd Janzen…1

Agricultural Environmental Case Law Update
Brianna Schroeder and Thomas Redick…3

Endocrine Disruption Regulation—Review of U.S. and EU Laws and Facts
Kimball R. Nill…6

Emerging Gene Editing Techniques May Expedite the Time Between Product Concept and Product Launch
Shawna Bligh…10

Predicting the Regulatory Future for Genetic Editing—Report on a Timely Workshop
Thomas P. Redick…13

 Vol. 19, No. 3 - April 2015

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Todd Janzen…1

Food Safety Modernization Act—Regulatory Update
Linda Wendling …3

Getting Serious About Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Livestock Production
D. Bruce Myers Jr. …5

Voluntary Standards Move Forward to Improve Livestock GHG Management
Thomas P. Redick …10

Too Early to Include Livestock Agriculture as a Key Factor in the National Climate Change Debate?
Shawna Bligh…14

Vol. 19, No. 2 - September 2014

In this issue:

Chair Message
Todd Janzen…1

Mandatory Compost Laws Update: New York City, San Francisco, Massachusetts, and Vermont
Christopher Peterson…3

Michigan Commission of Agriculture Reins In Urban Farming
Ronald Redick…5

FIFRA Preemption After Bates v. Dow Agrosciences
Freedom S. N. Smith…9

Advising Farms with Community-Supported Agriculture Programs: Challenges and Changes for the Legal Practitioner
Rachel Armstrong and Nicholas R. Johnson…12

Vol. 19, No. 1 - September 2014

Joint newsletter with the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee

In this issue:

Chair Message
Todd Janzen, Andrew Schatz, and Kim Smaczniak…1

International Regulatory Law Update
Emily R. Lyons…3

Regulatory “Hot News” Corner
Tamara L. Slater…5

Drone Use in Agriculture at Home and Abroad—U.S. Law Still “Up in the Air”
Todd J. Janzen and Thomas P. Redick…6

Feeding the Hungry by Promoting Agriculture Development: A Multi-Layered Approach to Addressing the
World Food Crisis
Lynn White…10

Vol. 18, No. 4 - August 2014

In this issue:

Chair Message
Todd Janzen…1

Regulatory/Litigation Update—Agriculture and Water
B. Hart Knight…3

The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load: An Example of Cooperative Federalism
Jon Mueller and Alix Murdoch…5

Clean Water Act Confusion: Federal Courts Split on Application of the Rapanos Decision
Christopher Brooks…9

Florida’s Numeric Nutrient Standards
Scott I. McClelland…11

Vol. 18, No. 2 - March 2014

Joint newsletter with the Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Todd Janzen and Donald Anderson …1

Case Law Update
Emily R. Lyons…3

The Role of Water Quality Trading in Total Maximum Daily Load Programs
Megan Galey…10

Vol. 18, No. 1 - October 2013

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Todd J. Janzen…1

Case Law Update—"Natural" Needs a Definition
Thomas P. Redick…3

Preemption of State Laws Requiring Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods
Ronald M. Redick and Steve M. Krommendyk…5

Compensation Without Deterrence: Why the AC21’s Proposed Compensation Mechanism Would Fail to Enhance Coexistence
Amanda L. Kool…8

Coexistence and the Role of Biotechnology in ANSI’s National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
Megan Galey…12

Monsanto and Farmers: How 1-0 Can Spell Win-Win
Daryl Lim…17

Regulation of Fan Emissions at Poultry CAFOs: An Ongoing Controversy
M. Rosewin Sweeney…20

Problems in the Mississippi River are Flowing Upstream: Gulf Restoration Network v. EPA
Todd J. Janzen…23


Vol. 17, No. 3 - July 2013 (joint newsletter with the International Environmental and Resources Law Committee)

In this issue:

Chair Message
Thomas P. Redick, Jennifer Wills, and Brett Grosko…1

Regulatory "Hot News" Corner
Thomas P. Redick…3

Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. Bunge North America, Inc.
Chad Burchard…5

Why Are Bees Dropping like Flies? The U.S. and EU Struggle to Find the Right Regulatory Approach
Jillian Hishaw…5

GMO Labeling—Truth Beyond the Hype
Anna K. Bennett…7

GMO Labeling Article: Pro and Opposition Arguments
Mircha Chad King…10

Chart of Labeling Laws
Thomas P. Redick…13

Vol. 17, No. 2 - February 2013

In this issue:

Chair Message
Thomas P. Redick and Donald D. Anderson…1

Case Law Update
Corey V. Parton…3

Food Contamination Insurance Litigation
Chad Burchard…5

The 2012 Farm Bill: Restructuring Land Conservation Initiatives in Today’s Stressed Economic Climate
Christopher W. Hayes…7

The Obama Administration and EPA Enforcement: A Look Back, a Look Forward
Deanne L. Miller and Roger K. Smith…10

Raw Milk: The CDC’s Call for Regulation and Current State Statutes
Katelyn Atwood…18

Vol. 17, No. 1 - December 2012

In this issue:

Chair Message

Thomas Redick, Jeremy Jungreis, and Lawrence Liebesman…1

Ben Jerry’s Class Action Suits

Devan Flahive…4

Case Law Update

Kelly Poole…4

Supreme Court Update

Tara Callahan…7

CWA TMDL Lit Review: Mississippi-Atchafalaya River Basin

Joshua Byrd…9

EPA Withdraws CAFO Reporting Rule

Thomas Driscoll and Brittany Meyer…12

Vol. 16, No. 3 - August 2012

In this issue:

Chairs Message
Alf W. Brandt, Susan Floyd King, and Thomas P. Redick...1

Food Corporate LEED Initiatives
Thomas P. Redick and Jillian S. Hishaw...2

California's Central Valley: The Agricultural Landscape and Farmland Protection
Chris Scheuring...5

Compost Codes and Coexistence Issues with Urban Agriculture
Thomas P. Redick and Kimberly Parker Beck...9

The Food Safety Modernization Act One and a Half Years Later: Is Our Food System Any Safer?
M. Victoria Taylor and Alli Condra...12

Local Food and Community Self-Governance Ordinances
Alli Condra...16

Vol. 16, No. 2 - April 2012

In this issue:

News from the Chair
Thomas P. Redick...1

Case Law Update
Devan Flahive...4

Cultivating and Growing Patent Law: The Continuing Debate Between Organic Farmers and Monsanto and Saving Seed
Rebecca Brown...7

GMO Bioenergy: Potential Risks and Liabilities
Jennifer Coleman, Jacob Barney, and A. Bryan Endres...9

The “Low Level” or “Adventitious” Presence of Biotech Crops—Potential Adverse Impacts on U.S. Grain Exports
Kimball Nill, Thomas Redick, and Jalesia McQueen...12

Vol. 16, No. 1 - January 2012

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Roger Martella, J. Brett Grosko, and Thomas P. Redick...1

Coexistence of Biotech and Organic Crops, at Home and Abroad
Thomas P. Redick...3

Biofuels Update: While Challenges Continue, the Sector Persists
Jane Earley...12

The Negative Effects of U.S. Biofuel Policy: Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Indirect Land-Use Changes and the Global Food Shortage
Megan Marzec...14

Ninth Circuit Says District Court Erred in Failing to Give U.S. NGO Sufficient Deference in Choosing U.S. Court for Transnational Claims
Alexandria Reed...18

Vol. 15, No. 3 - August 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Chair: Emerging Technology
James Andreasen...1

Case Law Update
Calvin Trey Scott...3

Nanotechnology's Growing Significance in the Crop Protection and Food Industry
Lynn L. Bergeson...6

Urban Chickens and Bees--Coming to a Yard near You
Aurora Paulsen and Keith Mosman...10

Regulatory Vigour Is Not Regulatory Rectitude: Traditional and Modern Plant Breeding Techniques
Stan Benda, Ph.D....13

Whither Wheat? A Review of the Potential for Biotechnology to Renew North American Wheat Acreage
Thomas P. Redick...18

Vol. 15, No. 2 - May 2011

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
James H. Andreasen...1

Case Law Update: Biotech Crops, rBST, Farmland Preservation, and the CAFO Rule
Jillian Hishaw and Thomas P. Redick...3

State of the World's Food Supply
Thomas P. Redick...6

Liability and Redress: The Supplementary Protocol to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Betty Kiplagat...8

Little Fish, Big Problem: Endangered Fish Impacts Large-Scale Water Deliveries
Mia S. Brown...11

The Role of Biotechnology in Sustainable Agriculture
Brandon W. Neuschafer...13

How to Feed the World In 2050? The Need for Organic and Sustainable Farming Systems
Martha Noble...17

Regulatory Differences in EU/U.S. Approaches to Genetically Modified Crops
Stan Benda, Ph.D. ... 24

Vol. 15, No. 1 - November 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Committee Chairs
James Andreasen, Frederick L. Hitchcock, and Daniel M. Krainin...1

Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Biotech?Geertson Seed Farms and Beyond
Kevin T. Haroff...3

Biotech Crops Encountering New "Economic Loss" Liability
Thomas P. Redick...6

Wind Power Projects, Nuisance Claims, and Right to Farm
Brett Slensky and Angela Pappas...9

The Crossroads of NEPA and the ESA: A Four-Way Stop for Federal Agencies
Hanspeter Walter...12

Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements: An "Essentially Different Action" at Turtle Bay
Lisa A. Bail...16

Vol. 14, No. 3 - August 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee Chairs
Frank B. Friedman and Mary Ellen Ternes ...1

CEQ Draft Guidance on Evaluating Climate Change Impacts Leaves Unanswered Questions
Svend A. Brandt-Erichsen and Dustin T. Till ...3

Carbon Reporting Comes Home to Roost in Agriculture
Thomas P. Redick ...8

Terrestrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration: The Role of REDD and Other Agricultural-Forestry Measures in Climate Change Mitigation
Les Lo Baugh...12

Feed-In Tariffs and Community Rural Renewable Energy Development
Keelin Kelly...15

Vol. 14, No. 2 - July 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Roger Martella, Jim Rubin, Alan J. Sachs, Royal C. Gardner, and Kim Irene Stollar...1

International Agriculture-Environmental Case Law Update
Thomas P. Redick...3

Abdullahi v. Pfizer: Implications for Environmental Claims Under the Alien Tort Statute
Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky...5

Time to Take Transgenic Trees?
Thomas P. Redick...8

Climate Regulation Takes Shape, but Uncertainty Prevails
Andrew Schatz...13

Carbon Sequestration in the European Union
Valerie Fogleman...19

Vol. 14, No. 1 - January 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Alan J. Sachs...1

Case Law Update
Marybelle C. Ang and Matthew Warnock...3

A Slow-Motion Tennis Match: GMO Debate Continues . . .
Marybelle C. Ang...8

Obama Administration's Stance on Biofuels
Dorian Slaybod...9

Biofuels: The Environmental Downside
Guy R. Knudsen...13

Report on ANSI's Draft National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture
Thomas P. Redick, Shawna M. Bligh, and James Andreasen...16

Final Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and Manure Management Systems
Shawna M. Bligh and Chris A. Wendelbo...19

Applicability of EPA?s and Washington State's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules for Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Processing Operations
Joy C. Fuhr...21

Vol. 13, No. 3 - August 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Alan Sachs and Michael Freeman...1

Agriculture Meets Natural Resource Damage Claims
Gary N. Bigham, L.G. and Sheryl Law...2

Biotech Crop Litigation Update
Guy R. Knudsen...5

Post Rapanos: The Regulatory Miasma Engulfing Isolated Wetlands and the Clean Water Act
Jennifer L. Bolger and Edward B. Witte...8

A Tale of Two Climate Change Cases
Marybelle Ang...10

Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds the Right to Farm Act
Todd J. Janzen...12

Case Law Update
Michael J. Duvall...14

Vol. 13, No. 2 - February 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chairs
Alan J. Sachs and Jim Rubin...1

International Agriculture-Environmental Regulatory Update
Thomas P. Redick, Jennifer Wills, and Dan McLean...3

Legal Posture of Ocean Iron Fertilization under International Law
K. Russell LaMotte...8

Biofuels and Climate Change Redux?International Trade and Regulation Update
Jane Earley...13

Brazil?s Forestry Plan Gains Momentum after Poznan
Rafael D. B. Figueiredo...17

Country of Origin Labeling and Its Potential Trade Implications in the Obama Administration
Cari Rincker...20

Vol. 13, No. 1 - October 2008

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
Alan Sachs...1

A Lack of Consensus: The World?s Conflicting Policies on Biofuels
Dorian Slaybod...2

The 2008 Farm Bill: Retaining the Conflicts Over Food, Energy, and Conservation
Martha Noble and Leon Geyer...6

Update on the ANSI SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture Standard-Setting Process
Thomas P. Redick and Shawna Bligh...12

Insuring Producers of Biotech Crops and Commodities Shipments: Comparing Europe and North American Approaches
Thomas P. Redick...16

Voluntary Standards for Sustainable Agriculture and Biofuels
Jessica Hayes...23

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