Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill
Pork, Pandemics and Politics: U.S. Agricultural Trade with China
In a year of volatile markets and culminating trade agreements, what can we expect from U.S. exports to China of agricultural products? If the past few months are any indicator, we may need to expect the unexpected.
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.
NC Ag Law Update (Dicamba, NC Farm Act & Smokeable Hemp Ban)
Andrew Branan analyzes recent headlines through the lens of agricultural law.
Coit: Action Needed for North Carolina’s Hemp Program
As we approach the October 31, 2020 deadline when all state pilot programs are set to expire, North Carolina (NC) faces a unique challenge in terms of how to proceed with its hemp program.
NC State Goes All Out to Support Hemp Growers
ARE contributes to student education on hemp production and markets, conducts legal analysis of hemp regulation, and provides hemp-related extension services through its specialists and the Executive Farm Management program.
A U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Potential Benefits to U.S. Beef
Blake Brown explains both the positive effects a trade agreement would have on the beef industry as well as the barriers to achieving such a trade deal.
Hemp Law 101: The Regulation of Industrial Hemp
Topics include: the legal history of hemp; the need to clarify laws for farmers, producers and consumers; the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill; and remaining limitations.
Guide to Understanding & Evaluating Hemp Contracts in North Carolina
This guide provides a brief overview of common provisions currently offered in hemp contracts, as well as some provisions to be cautious of.
USDA Farm Service Agency Reopens for More Services
Rod Rejesus encourages all growers in NC to visit their local FSA offices to avail of services they need in order to prepare for the upcoming season.
Goodwin Co-Authors “Agricultural Policy in Disarray: Reforming the US Farm Bill”
The 2018 Farm Bill, if passed, will set US farm policy for the next 5 years and cost some US $87 billion annually. Some of this spending will go toward the US farm safety net, which includes price and income support programs, conservation programs, and crop insurance.