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In 2014, Idaho’s legislature approved the Interference with Agricultural Production law. This law was recently upheld in part and found unconstitutional in part by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision reverses part of a federal district court opinion finding the entire law unconstitutional (Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Wasden). Former Extension legal specialist in AREC, Ashley Ellixson, wrote an overview of the district court’s opinion that you can read here. Read More
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We are slowly edging towards the end of 2015 (insert joke about the year flying by). So it is time to reflect on the top ten legal developments impacting Maryland agriculture and U.S. agriculture this year. Read More
This article was first published in the Delmarva Farmer, September 29 Edition.
A Federal judge ruled against Idaho Code Section 18-7042, otherwise known as an “ag gag” law on August 3, 2015. This highly anticipated ruling came after months of debate and analysis. Idaho’s law is the first of its kind to be found unconstitutional. Read More
A recent federal court ruling in Idaho has brought the debate over so-called “ag gag” laws to a head in many areas of the country. But what does it mean for attorneys, agricultural service professionals, educators and producers? On November 5th at 1 pm EST, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agricultural Law Education Initiative and co-sponsors will host a one-hour webinar entitled Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding the Recent Idaho Ag Gag Ruling. Read More