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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

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.

COVID-19 and its Effects on Kansas Open Meetings Act


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has proposed temporary rules and guidance during this time of emergency declaration due to the effects of Coronavirus.

COVID-19 and Its Effects on Transportation


From exceptions to weight limits and CDL renewal periods, to dealing with city/state/county stay-home orders, our advocacy division has gathered some resources to help our members understand what transportation rules and temporary exemptions are applicable to their operations.