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]
November 21, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted two cases on Tuesday. In Horne v. Department of Agriculture the court will hear its second case of the term on the Fifth Amendment takings clause. The court will consider whether a party can raise the takings clause as a defense when charged by the government to ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Wednesday passed amendments to the country's Forest Code, which requires landowners to conserve certain percentages of total acreage as forested terrain. Passed 247-184 over strong opposition, the controversial legislation eases conservation rules for farmers and ...[read more]

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