Articles for the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation
The Produce Safety Rule, part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, will go into effect Jan. 26 for farms with $500,000 or more in revenue.
Transporters of agricultural commodities and livestock have been granted an initial 90-day waiver from compliance of the electronic logging device and hours of service rule which goes into effect December 18, 2017.
On November 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit announced a stay of the mandate for CERCLA/EPCRA reporting for livestock and poultry producers until Jan. 22, 2018. Producers with reportable quantities of emissions will not be subject to reporting obligations until at least Jan. 22, 2018. KFB will continue to monitor this situation and provide information to our members when there are additional updates.
On August 15, 2017, a settlement was reached in the Clean Water Act case brought by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers against Duarte Nursery, Inc., and John Duarte, individually. According to attorneys for Duarte at the Pacific Legal Foundation, under the settlement agreement, Duarte will admit no liability, but will pay the government $330,000 in a civil penalty, purchase $770,000 worth of vernal pool mitigation credits, and perform additional work on the site of the plowing.
This symposium examines the intersection between the business and economics of agriculture and the legal environment in which they operate.
There are some new resources available on our website discussing Dicamba issues.
This article is aimed at providing employers of foreign workers with some tips and tools to help them respond to information requests and visits by immigration enforcement officials.