Good morning everyone! Hopefully August is treating you well thus far. We have a few updates from case law to a link to the webinar on Thursday for your viewing pleasure. Although we don’t have a long list of updates for you today, we always want to hear any and all feedback! Email us today and let us know what questions you have and even what kinds of topics would you like to see as a webinar in the future. Enjoy today’s news and have a wonderful weekend!
In Case You Missed It!-On August 6th a, Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma associate professor of agricultural economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, discussed the implications of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Clean Air Act (CAA) on animal agriculture, recent litigation, and other legal issues. – See the webinar at https://vimeo.com/135602465 and the presentation is available at http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/16868
Idaho’s Ag Gag Law Is Held Unconstitutional– Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law, which outlawed undercover investigations of farming operations, is no more. A judge in the federal District Court for Idaho decided Monday that it was unconstitutional, citing First Amendment protections for free speech. To read the full story and listen to the recording visit http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/08/04/429345939/idaho-strikes-down-ag-gag-law-raising-questions-for-other-states?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150804
Water Law Video Series– Ashley and Sarah have put together a series of water law videos available at http://www.umaglaw.org/agri-water-law.html covering water appropriation issues, what happens to your water use in a time of drought, among other concerns. Check it out!
Farm Transition Website-Check Oklahoma State University’s farm transition website. It is a great resource for many of your concerns over where and how your farm transcends generations. Visit http://agecon.okstate.edu/farmtransitions/ for lots of info!