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Antitrust: DOJ Files Complaint, Proposed Consent Decree to Prohibit Koch Foods’ Contract Termination Penalty Fees
On November 9, 2023, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, a complaint alleging that poultry producer Koch Foods, Inc. “anticompetitively and unfairly required chicken farmers, or growers, to

From November 9-11, 2023, six Penn State Law students joined Center staff to attend the American Agricultural Law Association’s 2023 Annual Educational Symposium in Charlotte, NC. The AALA Annual Symposium is a national CLE conference attended by hundreds of attorneys from across the United States. At the Symposium, Center staff and students attended a variety

Pesticides/Herbicides: Circuit Court Rules California’s Glyphosate Warning Requirement Violates First Amendment
On November 7, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released an opinion holding California’s Proposition 65 carcinogen warning requirement for the herbicide glyphosate violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. National Association of Wheat Growers v. Bonta, No. 20-16758

GHG Emissions: PA Commonwealth Court Finds State Membership in Carbon Emissions Trading Alliance Illegal
On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania granted a request for declaratory and injunctive relief filed by numerous private companies and individuals in the fossil fuel industry acting as petitioners in a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Department of

National Agricultural Policy: USDA Allocates $2.3 Billion in CCC Funds for Trade Promotion, Surplus Commodity Purchases
On October 24, 2023, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA will allocate $2.3 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for agricultural trade promotion and international food aid. According to the announcement, $1.3 billion