Legal Foundation Articles

Articles for the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation




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.

Electronic logging device and hours of service requirements for agricultural transporters


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.

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


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.

Settlement Reached in Duarte Clean Water Act Case


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.

Kansas State University/Washburn Law School Agribusiness Symposium


This symposium examines the intersection between the business and economics of agriculture and the legal environment in which they operate.

Dicamba Drift Issues


There are some new resources available on our website discussing Dicamba issues.

Immigration Issues Facing Kansas Agricultural Employers


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.