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Pesticides/Herbicides: Federal Court Hears Proposals for Resolving Multidistrict Roundup Litigation
On September 1, 2022, representatives of Plaintiffs’ leadership group and Defendant Bayer (as successor in interest to Monsanto) filed a Joint Case Management Statement in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the multi-district litigation (MDL) captioned In Re: Roundup Products

On September 23, 2022, from 12 noon – 1:00 ET, the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, alongside the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Business Development Center presented the latest webinar in our new educational series, “Understanding Agricultural Law.” This session in our series is entitled, “Understanding the Basics of Livestock Market Regulation.”

Agricultural Data: USDA Announces 2022 Census of Agriculture Details
On August 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced that the agency will soon be mailing and accepting questionnaires for the 2022 Census of Agriculture.  The Census of Agriculture includes all sizes of urban and rural farm operations

Organic Agriculture: USDA Announces $300 Million for New Organic Transition Initiative
On August 22, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $300 million for a new Organic Transition Initiative to provide mentoring, direct assistance, and supply chain support for farmers transitioning to organic production.  As a prerequisite to organic certification, lands generating organic-certified crops