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Arkansas Soil Health Alliance Annual Meeting: February 25th - McGehee, Arkansas
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Soil Health Alliance has scheduled its annual meeting for February 25th. The meeting will be held at Hoots BBQ in McGehee, Arkansas. Topics to be addressed at the meeting are stated to include: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Soil Health Impacts on Nutrient and Water Cycles How…
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Agricultural Conservation Easement Program: U.S. Department of Agriculture Publishes Interim Rule
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) recent efforts to update the Farm Bill’s Title II conservation programs continued into the 2020 year. USDA has issued since early December a number of interim final rules to update the nation’s conservation programs which include: the Conservation…
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Environmental Quality Incentives Program: U.S. Department of Agriculture Interim Rule Amendments
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
We wrote in early December that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) issued an “interim rule” to revise the terms and conditions of the Conservation Reserve Program and implement certain program amendments required by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334 (i.e., the 2018…
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Crop Insurance Dispute Wrapped in Red Tape: One Farmer's Uphill Battle to Overturn Arbitration
Category: Agriculture , Appellate Law, Eighth Circuit Appellate , Litigation
A farmer who lost a crop insurance dispute at arbitration took his insurance company to federal district court, filing a motion to vacate the arbitration award. When the lower court split the baby, the farmer and the insurer cross-appealed. In a recently announced opinion, the Eighth Circuit sided…
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Innovative State-Led Efforts to Finance Agricultural Conservation: Environmental Defense Fund/National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Report
Category: Agriculture , Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Environmental Defense Fund and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (collectively, “NASDA”) released a joint report titled: Innovative State-Led Efforts to Finance Agricultural Conservation (“Report”) The authors of the Report include: John Feldmann Vincent Gauthier Maggie…
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