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Pennsylvania: New Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law

Pennsylvania: New Noxious Weed Act Signed Into Law

👤By Annie Klodd, Dwight Lingenfelter, and William Curran, Pennsylvania State University Extensions Specialists 🕔Dec 12, 2017

The new Pennsylvania Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act will help protect your farm or property from some newer invasive noxious weeds.

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New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

New Mexico: Federal Court Sides with Cattle Ranchers in Water Dispute

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Dec 12, 2017

A federal court has sided with a group of New Mexico ranchers in a case involving a dispute over stock watering rights in the Lincoln National Forest. Background The US Forest Service (USFS) manages federally owned land within the Lincoln

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Texas Landowners and Bureau of Land Management Settle Red River Dispute

Texas Landowners and Bureau of Land Management Settle Red River Dispute

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Nov 29, 2017

In November, a settlement was reached in an ongoing dispute between the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) and Texas landowners who own land along the Red River, which separates Texas and Oklahoma.  Under the settlement, the parties agree on

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Texas: Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop, Fort Stockton, Dec. 5

Texas: Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop, Fort Stockton, Dec. 5

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 16, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Pesticide Management and CEU Workshop from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive, Fort Stockton. “Our agency has made this a district-wide event, because it’s been so

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Texas: Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium, Amarillo, Nov. 28

Texas: Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium, Amarillo, Nov. 28

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 9, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer two sessions during this year’s Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show. The program is set for Nov. 28 in the Grand Plaza of the Amarillo

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New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

New Publication Aids Ag Businesses in ICE Raid, Audit Preparation

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Ensuring workers are legally able to work in the U.S. and are properly documented is important for every agricultural business, whether it is a processing plant, a dairy or an orchard, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr.

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North Dakota Seed Department Fines 2 for Brown-Bagging Seed

North Dakota Seed Department Fines 2 for Brown-Bagging Seed

👤By Kelli Anderson, North Dakota State University 🕔Nov 2, 2017

The North Dakota State Seed Department has fined two Minto farmers a total of $12,500 for an illegal farmer-to-farmer transfer of a protected wheat variety. A farmer-to-farmer exchange of Linkert, a Plant Variety Protected (PVP) spring wheat variety released by

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Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

Indiana: Sustainable Farm Law 101 workshop, Indianapolis, Dec. 6

👤By Cheri Frederick, Purdue University 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Have you recently started your own direct-to-consumer farming operation? To learn invaluable information about legal issues related to farming, attend the Purdue Extension Beginning Farmer Workshop – Central Region scheduled Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the

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Texas: Prescribed Burning – Liability, Insurance Facts

Texas: Prescribed Burning – Liability, Insurance Facts

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Aug 29, 2017

My friend and colleague, Dr. Morgan Russell, and I recently published a fact sheet looking at liability and insurance considerations when conducting a prescribed burn. With burning being a popular grassland management technique across Texas, landowners should take the time to

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Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The Texas Legislature passed a new bill, the Producer Protection Act, effective September 1, that changes rules for purchase contracts for agricultural products.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Dustin Burrows and Senator Charles Perry.  It was signed by Governor Abbott

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