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Federal Estate Tax and Gift Tax Limits Announced For 2018
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. In October, the IRS announced the revised federal estate tax and gift tax limits for 2018. The 2018 federal estate tax limit […]
November Food Safety Modernization Act Trainings- Do You Need to Attend?
I have posted about this topic in the past, but given how many growers remain confused about the FSMA, let’s dive into who needs to attend the upcoming November FSMA trainings. One of the confusing things about the FSMA is that the law itself became effective in 2011 but the […]
Recording of Identical Livestock Brands in Different Locations on An Animal Violated State Law...
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Although Maryland has no law on branding animals, other states, many in the western part of the United States, often do. […]
Nothing Runs Like a Deere and Nothing Better Look Like a Deere: Deere's Trademark Infringement...
In a recent decision from the U.S. District Court in Kentucky, the Court ruled in favor of Deere & Co. in a trademark infringement lawsuit regarding the company’s green and yellow brand color combination. &nbs […]
Court Agrees That Pollution Clause in Insurance Policy Excludes Damage from Manure
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. In 2015, you may remember Ashley or me posting about the Cow Palace dairy in Washington state. Cow Palace, along with two […]
Challenge Brought Against Decision to Approve Loan Guarantee for Maryland Poultry Farm
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Many of you may have seen the news that Food and Water Watch (FWW) was challenging the Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) approving […]
Complying With The FSMA Produce Safety Rule - The Records You Need To Keep
If you grow produce consumed raw (produce rarely consumed raw is not subject to the law, for example, potatoes), you need to understand the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the records to keep to comply with this federal […]
Wyoming’s Resource Data Collection Statute Violates the First Amendment of the Constitution
This post is not legal advice. See the site’s reposting policy here. Recently, a federal court of appeals reversed a lower court decision involving a data trespass law which Wyoming enacted in 2015. The […]
Montgomery County Circuit Court Rules That County Pesticide Ordinance Preempted By State Law
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. In 2015, the Montgomery County Council passed a bill prohibiting the use of certain pesticides on private and county-owned […]
New FDA Tools to Assist With FSMA Implementation
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released two tools to help with the implementation of the Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). &nbs […]
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