November 30, 2011 - AL lawmakers may reverse immigration law

Alabama legislators have second thoughts By Kurt Kipp Oregon Association of Nurseries The New York Times reports that several Alabama legislators and officials are having second thoughts about the state’s controversial immigration law. Some are calling for tweaks, while others are asking for outright changes. The law remains popular among […]

November 29, 2011 - Local Food Movement & Bad Math

Thinking the Local Food Movement Would Be Good for the Economy? Think Again. By Cathryn National Corn Growers Association Local food is sexy. Like any trend, interesting, powerful people seem to love it. From Michelle Obama to a slew of celebrity chefs, everyone seems to be talking about the exact […]

November 28, 2011 - Washington: Salmon swim across roads

During the flooding in Washington is created road flooding where salmon can be seen swimming across the road. Superb video seen across the country. Watch the latest video at

November 27, 2011 - Ranchers side with WTO against COOL label law

Colin Woodall, VP of Government Affairs National Cattlemen’s Beef Association WASHINGTON – The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on Nov. 18, 2011, that  it has ruled in support of complaints by Canada and Mexico that U.S. Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) violates global trade rules and unjustly harms agricultural commerce. National Cattlemen’s […]

November 26, 2011 - Farm Bill rewrite ends with Super Committee shutdown

Super Committee Folds, Ending Attempt at Farm Bill Rewrite By National Association of Wheat Growers Leaders of the debt-deficit super committee said Monday their panel has failed to agree to more than $1 trillion in deficit reduction measures and would not be making a recommendation to Congress. This means the […]

November 25, 2011 - No Slow Down to Class Action Lawsuits in California over Food Labeling & Marketing

No Slow Down to Class Action Lawsuits in California Regarding Food Labeling and Marketing Stoel Rives LLP, NW Law Firm Food Liability Law Blog By California litigators Tom Woods and Melissa Jones Consumer class action plaintiffs remain very active in California, with cases continuing to be filed against food manufacturers […]

November 23, 2011 - Lessons from the “Bear in Grocery Store” video

This video is referenced in the article below: By Erik L. Ness American Farm Bureau Federation People in the news business like to see items that are off-beat and humorous to belay the serious headlines of the day. They often run these “kickers” at the end of a television or […]

November 22, 2011 - Oregon farmer charged in organic foods scam

Oregon farmer charged in organic foods scam Natural Resource News Note: Harold Chase has been accused of buying more than two thousand tons of conventional corn and then re-selling it as organic corn, making himself nearly 200,000 extra dollars. Chase used to run a (genuine) organic farm outside Springfield; that […]

November 21, 2011 - OPB: Fish Trawlers drop 76%

OPB Field Guide has done a superb video on the radical changing fish trawling industry in Oregon. The video highlights the large drop in fish trawlers (500 to 120) and the rule changes that are reshaping the industry.