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Annual Business Meeting & Program
This event is offered in conjunction with the Bar's Annual Meeting
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.–Noon
Location: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
Registration is requested to allow for proper facilities planning. Visit the Bar's Annual Meeting page for more details.
2014 Farm Bill & Farm-to-Table Issues
The 2014 farm bill and the farm-to-table legal issue will be discussed by professionals from Michigan agriculture and food industry groups, as well as government and agricultural and food law attorneys.
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
Authors/Topics Needed for Food Law Issues
The Food Committee of the Agricultural Law Section is seeking articles for publication on food law issues. If you are interested in writing an article, please send an e-mail with your name, proposed topic, and goal timing to Sarah Harwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not interested in writing an article, but have an idea for a topic you would be interested in reading about, the committee would also appreciate hearing your ideas.
In addition, the Food Committee is in the process of planning future programs and would like to know what topics, speakers, and/or type of events members are interested in. Please e-mail your ideas to email@example.com.
For more information, contact Chair Kristiana M. Coutu at firstname.lastname@example.org or (269) 330-4576.
Publication Committee Teleconferences
Contact Sally Babbitt email@example.com for call-in information.
June 24, 2014, 9 a.m.
August 26, 2014, 9 a.m.
September 30, 2014, 9 a.m.