Agricultural Law

Dec 14, 2021

NC State Economist: An Update on North Carolina Solar Development and Decommission Policy

Take a look at the current solar energy capabilities in North Carolina and the developing plan for decommission and disposal in the coming years.

Sep 27, 2021

New Extension Fact Sheets Published on Farm Liability

N.C. Cooperative Extension has published two new fact sheets regarding a farm operator’s or landowner’s liability for injuries to the public on and off the farm.

Aug 2, 2021

Bacon May Disappear in California as Pig Rules Take Effect

Barry Goodwin, an economist at North Carolina State University, estimated the extra costs at 15% more per animal for a farm with 1,000 breeding pigs.

Jul 26, 2021

Income from NC Food, Fiber and Forestry Industries Grows

Over 17%, or $95.9 billion of the $562 billion gross state product, was contributed by value-added income from food, natural fiber and forestry industries in 2019.

Jun 3, 2021

Pork Industry Braces for Catastrophic Costs to Implement Proposition 12

An analysis by Barry Goodwin predicts dramatic changes—including the loss of small farms and further consolidation of the industry—as a result of Proposition 12 compliance costs.

Apr 13, 2021

Insurance: Overview of Crop, Liability and Property Insurance Options

Watch Andrew Branan and Rod Rejesus provide current information about insurance options for the farm.

Oct 12, 2020

North Carolina to Continue Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) will remain the authority for those growing hemp in North Carolina until September 2021.

Jul 8, 2020

What Happens When Pilot Program Expires: A Closer Look at USDA’s Rule

North Carolina's supply chain is slated to end on October 20, 2020. Find out what will happen if NC's hemp industry has to follow new rules.

Jun 30, 2020

Webinar for Woodland Owners – Land Ownership, Liability and the Law

Andrew Branan presented on the legal aspects of forest ownership.

Jun 16, 2020

NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)

Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.