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Business Has Standing to Challenge State Restriction by Alleging it Unconstitutionally Interferes with Commerce
Category: Agriculture , Appellate Law, Litigation
A big win for farmers and small businesses alike, this recent opinion from the Eighth Circuit recognizes the right to challenge a state law alleged to unconstitutionally impede the free market, even where the law hasn’t yet been enforced. The Eighth Circuit sided with small farm wineries in holding…
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Reorganization of the Family Farm: Recent Tax and Debt Limit Updates to Chapter 12
Category: Agriculture , Tax
The past few years haven’t been so kind to farmers. It appears that this year will continue the recent trend of subpar net farm income and increasing debt levels due to several years of various detrimental factors, including low commodity prices, poor weather conditions and the ongoing trade war…
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Conservation Innovation Grants/Natural Resources Conservation Service: National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition Notes Grant Opportunity
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (“NSAC”) noted in a recent article that the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Natural Resources Conservation Service (“NRCS”) has made available $25 million through the Conservation Innovation Grant (“CIG”) program. The CIG program is stated to be a…
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United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service National Early Career Award: University of Arkansas Soil Scientist (Amanda Ashworth) Announced as Winner
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Water Resources Center publication Arkansas Water Currents (“AWC”) announced that Amanda Ashworth, Ph.D., has been awarded the: . . . 2019 Herbert L. Rothbart Early Career Research Scientist Award The award is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture…
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United States Biodiesel Production: U.S. Energy Information Administration Addresses Role of Soybean Oil
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued a May 7th report titled: Soybean Oil Comprises a Larger Share of Domestic Biodiesel Production (“Report”) As the Report notes, biodiesel is a mixture of chemical compounds denominated alkyl esters which are produced from a…
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