November 10, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that Alaska's lawsuit challenging the Roadless Rule can be heard because it falls within the statute of limitations. This decision overturns the ruling by the US District Court of the District of Columbia that dismissed ...[read more]
October 5, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Ohio Farmers Union (OFU) is looking to modify H.B.No.490 bill, a water quality and agriculture-related bill that is currently pending in the state legislature. As stated in the Ohio Legislative Service Commission's bill analysis, one of the main provisions of the bill will "Transfer, ...[read more]
August 6, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Voters on Tuesday voted on a statewide referendum in Missouri to decide an amendment to the state constitution that would provide a "right to farm." If enacted, Amendment 1 will guarantee the rights of Missourians to "engage in farming and ranching practices," potentially invalidating local and ...[read more]
February 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A former Bangladeshi minister from the Jatiya party was indicted by a Dhaka tribunal on Sunday for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. Syed Mohammad Qaisar, the former state minister for agriculture during the military rule of General HM Ershad, was arrested ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Anti-government protesters on Sunday seized and occupied the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice building in Kiev and did not disperse until a government minister threatened to initiate a state of emergency Monday morning. The Ukrainian civic group Spilna Sprava, translated as "Common Cause," has ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
During the colonial and revolutionary period of the US, most Americans practiced agriculture. The early US also had a substantial population of laborers, a group that included artisans, indentured servants and slaves. Many laborers resided in the major colonial cities of Philadelphia, New York and ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Addison Morris
Syed Mohammad Qaisar, Bangladesh's former state minister for agriculture, was charged on Sunday with 18 war crimes for acts allegedly committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Charges were formally filed with the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB), which arrested Qaisar ...[read more]
September 21, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would significantly increase the amount of logging in national forests. The bill's supporters claim the measure would both create more jobs and help reduce wildfires in the Western US. The bill provides that the Secretary of ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction to review petitioners' takings claim. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin Marketing Order require ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture on whether a party can raise the Fifth Amendment takings clause as a defense when charged by the government to transfer funds, rather than raising the claim after already complying with the government's ...[read more]

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