Farm Foundation: Issue Report spotlights interactions of agriculture & the courts

OAK BROOK, IL March 15, 2019: The U.S. food and agriculture sector is well aware of the role the legislative and executive branches have in creating and executing regulations and policies. A new Farm Foundation Issue Report highlights the role of the judicial branch in the system of checks and balances created by the nation’s founders.The report, “Agriculture and the Judicial Branch: The Third Leg of Governance,” was co-authored by Karen Carr, a partner at Arent Fox LLP, and Megan Provost, vice president of policy and programs at Farm Foundation. The report is available on the Farm Foundation website.

This Issue Report examines the three areas of the law where cases most frequently arise in the food and agriculture sector–administrative, environmental and regulatory–and offers a more in-depth examination of cases addressing biotechnology.

“The courts are receiving greater attention as litigation becomes a tool more widely used by agriculturalists, activists, consumers and the governments to clarify interpretations of how regulations or policies are to be implemented,” says Provost. “Often, this involves a long and complicated process, but the results can be impactful for industry and regulators.”

Farm Foundation’s Issue Report series is a tool to examine evolving issues and promote broader discussions of the challenges and opportunities those issues may present. First started in 2004, Issue Reports have addressed such varied topics as infrastructure, farmland ownership and food prices. “Issue Reports are another way that the Foundation continues its work of promoting rigorous debate on issues critical to the future of food and agriculture,” says Farm Foundation President Constance Cullman.

About Farm Foundation

Farm Foundation is today’s conversation catalyst for U.S. agriculture, with a history of leading the discussion around critical issues. We are driven to convene great minds and influencers in and around feed, fiber, food and energy to tackle the issues of tomorrow with evidence-based information today. Through our programs, projects, Forums and Round Tables, we refine the fuel of options and ignite the leaders in agriculture to begin today addressing the industry issues of tomorrow.

Mary Thompson, VP Communications, Farm Foundation
Office: (630) 601-4152
Cell: (630)-319-8917

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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