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COVID-19 and its Effects on Employment


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.


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


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.

Kansas Files Legal Brief to Challenge California's Proposition 12


Attorney General Derek Schmidt, along with 14 other state attorneys general, filed a legal brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California supporting a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and AFBF challenging California’s Proposition 12, enacted by that state’s voters in 2018.

U.S. DOT Finalizes New Hours of Service Rules


The U.S. DOT FMCSA published a final rule updating hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.

Meat Processing During COVID-19


President Trump issued an executive order on April 28, 2020 to keep meat processing facilities open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CARES Act and Agriculture


We have gathered some resources on applicability of the CARES Act to agriculture.

CCAA Implemented for Monarch Butterfly


A group of more than 45 companies in the energy and transportation sectors, working through the University of Illinois-Chicago, reached an agreement with USFWS for a nationwide CCAA for the Monarch Butterfly.

NALC's Agriculture & COVID-19 Resources & FAQs


The National Agricultural Law Center has added COVID-19 resources and FAQs to its website.

Force Majeure Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic


Here is a resource to answer some of your questions about force majeure during the COVID-19 pandemic