EPA Steps Up Criminal Enforcement Efforts Against Livestock Farmers

Ignorance of the law excuses no man.  Not that all men know the law, but because ‘tis an excuse every man will plead, and no man can tell how to refute him. That sentiment, expressed by John Selden, a 16th Century English judge, still holds true t… Read More
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Not Dead Yet – The Paper PI Lives On

In the 1984 film Ghostbusters, Dr. Egon Spengler declared to Janine Melnitz, “Print is dead.”  A quick search of print is dead (electronic search, of course) reveals dozens of books and articles declaring that if traditional print communications… Read More
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Hot Dogs on the Hill

Former Congressman and OFW Law Senior Policy Advisor Charlie Stenholm (D-TX) greets six-time Major League Baseball Gold Glove Award winning catcher Jim Sundberg, who spent 12 years with the Texas Rangers, at the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) Ann… Read More
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Will FSMA Court-ordered Deadlines Set a Precedent?

The Obama Administration recently announced that it will delay the employer health insurance mandate under the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) until 2015.  When questioned about the delay, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said “peo… Read More
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USDA’s National Appeals Division: A Checklist for Farmers

Farm producer and USDA program customers increasingly are turning to USDA’s National Appeals Division (NAD) as the best option when they find themselves facing an adverse decision from a USDA agency.   NAD offers a far quicker, more user-friendly… Read More
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Reviewing Regulatory Noncompliance – It is Good For Your Business

Based on our experience reviewing a number of noncompliance records, we recommend that when USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) documents regulatory noncompliance at your facility, you review it with a “fine tooth comb.”… Read More
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