In this issue:
Ashley A. Poindexter
On March 24, Governor Whitmer approved a bill updating Michigan’s Industrial Hemp Growers Act (the Act). The amendments to the Act brings Michigan’s hemp program into alignment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March 22, 2021, updated hemp rule. The changes aim to preserve regulatory certainty for hemp cultivation and assist Michigan hemp growers to ensure they align with national hemp standards.
Positive Changes for Michigan Growers
The bill provides more flexibility for Michigan hemp growers in terms of registration and harvesting...
Allison M. Collins
In a nearly decade-long case that has outlived the pigs at the center of the controversy, the Michigan Court of Appeals sided with the pig farmer in holding that the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Invasive Species Order (ISO) did not give the farmer notice that the Russian boars he was raising were unlawful...
USEPA Issues Guidance on Applying the US Supreme Court’s Clean Water Act Decision
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 140 S. Ct. 1462 (2020) addressing point source discharges that are the “functional equivalent” of a direct discharge into a water of the United States under the Clean Water Act...
May 17, 2021
Equine attorney Julie Fershtman presents "Case Studies: Lessons We Can Learn from Two Contentious Agricultural Liability Lawsuits" at the annual International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) Agribusiness Conference; also known as “Agri Con”.
Julie will discuss two cases involving an equestrian accident and defective cattle feed and the lessons that can be learned from these cases. This course will review controlling risks and the proper liability coverages that help shift risks, with emphasis on the importance of being properly insured...
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