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Articles for the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation




EPA Announces Extension and Changes to Dicamba Registration


The EPA issued a press release on October 31, 2018, with information about the registration changes for Dicamba.

Waters of the U.S. Rule update


There have been recent court decisions about the 2015 Clean Water Act Rule defining "Waters of U.S." Kansas is currently operating under the Pre-2015 Regulations and Guidance (i.e. pre "WOTUS" rule), thanks to a preliminary injunction granted in a federal court in Georgia on June 8, 2018.

Youth labor laws


New web resources have been added to the KFB Legal Foundation website regarding employment restrictions applicable to youth working in agriculture.

Leasing the Land and the Water


This paper raises awareness of water right considerations in farm lease agreements, and helps identify at least some of the aspects of leasing a water right that should probably be addressed in the agreement.

Agribusiness Symposium - August 15, 2018


Register now for the annual Agribusiness Symposium.

Electronic logging device and hours of service requirements for agricultural transporters


H.R. 1625, the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on March 23, 2018, included an exemption for livestock and insect haulers from compliance with the electronic logging device and hours of service rule which went into effect December 18, 2017, for the duration of the FY 2018 appropriations bill (September 30, 2018), and any subsequent continuing resolutions. Transporters of other agricultural commodities continue to benefit from the 90-day waiver, until June 18, 2018, from compliance with the ELD rule.

CERCLA and EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at Farms


H.R. 1625, the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law on March 23, 2018, included a permanent fix for CERCLA reporting requirements for farmers and ranchers. Furthermore, the EPA does not believe Congress intended the generation, handling or storage of animal waste to subject farms to EPCRA reporting, unless they are a CAFO or otherwise produce, use or store hazardous chemicals.

Monarch Butterfly Conservation


Conservation efforts are underway around the United States to help conserve the Monarch Butterfly.

New Production Contract Resources Added


We've added some great resources to our website to answer your most common questions about production contracts, and, specifically, about poultry production.

Produce Safety Rule Will Soon Go Into Effect for Large Producers


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.