Legal Foundation Articles
Articles for the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation
Identity Theft and Cybersecurity
4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM
Identity theft can be burdensome for society, and a costly headache for individual victims.
Farm Stress and Mental Health
3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Rick Peterson, Associate Director Extension Programs at K-State Research and Extension, joined the Ag Law Briefs webinar series on March 31, 2021, to discuss farm stress and mental health.
Socially Disadvantaged Farmers to Receive Aid
3/23/2021 12:00:00 AM
While the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 does not appropriate funds directly, it’s estimated that $4 billion will be used to provide direct payments of up to 120% of a socially disadvantaged, e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American or Asian American, farmer’s or rancher’s outstanding debt as of Jan. 1, 2021.
Ag Law Briefs
3/9/2021 8:00:00 AM
Ag Law Briefs for March will focus on Farm Bankruptcy, and Farm Stress and Mental Health. The two one-hour sessions will be held March 31 starting at 10 a.m. These webinars are free for FB members.
Tenth Circuit Reinstates Navigable Waters Protection Rule
3/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in Colorado, meaning that the NWPR is now effective across the entire country.
Service Proposes Endangered Status and Designation of Critical Habitat for Peppered Chub
12/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed a Species Status Assessment for the peppered chub. Based on a review of the best available scientific information, the Service is proposing to protect the peppered chub as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) due to its significant decline.
AFBF Welcomes Continued Monitoring of Monarch Butterfly
12/16/2020 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it will leave the monarch butterfly off the endangered species list. The Service issued a “warranted but precluded” decision, which means the monarch will be considered a candidate species for now.
COVID-19 and its Effects on Employment
9/25/2020 12:00:00 AM
Agriculture is an essential function, even in the midst of quarantines and stay home orders. Kansas Farm Bureau has gathered resources for employers to help ensure the health and safety of their employees.
Bayer announced a series of agreements to settle separate lawsuits over glyphosate and dicamba.
6/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
The settled lawsuits centered on claims that glyphosate caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and on claims of crop damage due to dicamba drift.
Dicamba Registrations Vacated
6/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision June 3, 2020, vacating the registrations of three dicamba herbicides, XtendiMax (Bayer), Engenia (BASF) and FeXapan (Corteva). The ruling does not appear to include Syngenta's Tavium dicamba herbicide.