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Student Agricultural Law Symposium

2014 Farm Bill

    By Kristiana Coutu

    The most recent farm bill, formally known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, has been several years in the making. When I decided to write this article, my idea was to articulate how the 2014 farm bill impacts Michigan agriculture. As I dug into the almost 1,000 pages of legislation, and poured over the more than 450 provisions relating to the various agricultural sectors, I was reminded of the vast diversity of Michigan's agricultural landscape in that virtually every provision of the Agricultural Act of 2014 impacts Michigan agriculture in some way. So, I adjusted the scope of my article and decided to touch on a few of the important provisions in the 2014 Farm Bill and provide links to resources that provide more detail. Read Article

Critical Cases to Watch:
Township of Richmond v. Rondigo, LLC

    By Sally D. Babbitt

    While all of us enjoy our work and have a passion for the areas in which we practice, the fact is that we need to pay the bills. The Rondigo case is not only an important case in protecting our ability to be paid for our services, but even more important in protecting farmers from nuisance cases that they usually could not afford to defend. Read Article




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