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Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter, Winter 2016

On behalf of the Agriculture practice group at OFW Law, following is a copy of our Winter 2016 newsletter.  We hope you find it useful.  To receive this periodic newsletter by e-mail, please contact Carrie Morgan. Read More
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John Block: Repeal COOL

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block The World Trade Organization ruled this week that Canada and Mexico can impose retaliatory tariffs on our exports to their countries to the tune of more than 1 billion dollars per year. This is serious. It can… Read More
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John Block: “COOL” Isn’t Cool

By John R. Block As a farmer, we understand that if you have something that doesn’t work, you fix it. It will just cost you money if you ignore the problem. Somehow, the federal government doesn’t seem to understand that common sense fact. The C… Read More
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2014 And 2015

As we say goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, it’s time for a little backward and forward looking. Here’s what we saw in the 2014 rear view mirror in our little corner of the Universe devoted to the regulatory aspects of foods, drugs, medical devi… Read More
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OFW Law’s MMXIII in Retrospect

As MMXIV starts, it’s time for a retrospective look at MMXIII.  What follows is a list of noteworthy events from MMXIII in our food, drug, medical device, and agriculture corner of the universe, focusing on matters that were of particular interes… Read More
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10 Ag-Related Items to Watch in 2014

By John G. Dillard, as published on his AgWeb.com Blog – Ag in the Courtroom With 2013 nearly in the books and the holiday season nearly behind us, its time to prepare for the challenges that face us in the coming year. While I am no expert on f… Read More
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John Block: What’s In The Farm Bill?

The obvious issues in the farm bill are nutrition programs, crop insurance, and farm safety net supports. However, there are some important sections in the bill that could be almost as important that don’t get much attention. The first one deals wi… Read More
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Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling: A Short-Sighted, Protectionist Scheme

November 23rd was a significant date for the livestock and meat industry. After more than a decade of lobbying, litigating, and haranguing, all fresh cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken sold in retail establishments must bear a label stating the cou… Read More
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Upcoming Webinar on Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (CLE Credit Opportunity)

The National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar on USDA’s Country of Origin Labeling rule for meat sold in retail establishments. The webinar, “COOL or Not-So-COOL: An Overview and Discussion of Country of Origin Labeling,” will take… Read More
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Livestock & Meat Groups Want COOL Relief Pending WTO Review

On Monday, a group of trade associations representing the spectrum of America’s beef and pork production system issued an urgent plea to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Froman. The coalition w… Read More
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