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Updates from the Business Law Agribusiness Committee

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid ruled in favor of California agriculture businesses who challenged a decades old California regulation allowing union organizers onto the farm to organize workers. Read more
On March 29, 2021, the federal Circuit Court for the Eastern District delivered a significant victory to the California business community in the Proposition 65 case, California Chamber of Commerce v. Becerra. Read more
Farmers and ranchers in the San Joaquin Valley (Valley) must now implement alternatives to agricultural burning to comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved “near-complete phase-out” of agricultural burning by January 1, 2025. Read more
Last month, the Sacramento Superior Court delivered a serious blow to California’s regulatory program for the protection of wetlands and other waters of the State. Read more
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued a Statewide Quarantine and Removal from Sale order on December 4th for the organic fertilizer product Agro Gold WS. Read more
Effective November 30, 2020, Cal/OSHA implemented new temporary standards imposing significant obligations on California employers relating to COVID-19 policies and procedures. Read more
The wine industry is the subject of intense activity in many legal subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, environmental and land use regulation, tra Read more
Ten years after publishing the first edition of the Agricultural Law Sourcebook, the Agribusiness Committee of the California Lawyers Association Business Law Section has enhanced the offering of legal forms for use by agricultural law practitioners. Read more
The Agribusiness Committee of the California Lawyers Association’s Business Law Section will kick off its 2020 Agriculture Tour series with the California Farm Bureau Federation’s Ag Issues Update Meeting, to be held in Sacramento on Friday, February 21, 2020. The program is a unique opportunity for practitioners to hear the perspectives of Farm Bureau’s legal staff on recent judicial opinions, pending court cases, and key legislative and regulatory developments affecting agribusiness throughout California. Read more
On January 23, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a final rule defining the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The rule, called the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, is the second step in a comprehensive, two-step process intended to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States” consistent with the Executive Order signed on February 28, 2017, “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.” Read more

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