Cottage Food Laws: Adequately Addressing Food Safety and Economic Opportunity?

Nearly every state in the U.S. has a cottage food law that allows entrepreneurs to produce certain food products in their homes with little regulatory oversight.  Many applaud these laws for creating opportunities for producers to generate income from small scale production of foods that have a low food safety risk.  Others argue, however, that cottage food laws impose needless restrictions that impede entry into the food market without a valid public health and safety purpose.  There is notable variation …

Oct. 4 Webinar: Legal Issues With Ag Data (Big and Small)


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With the explosion of “Big Data” has come a lot of speculation about the benefits of new data tools, along with a lot of concerns.  This webinar will work to separate some fact from fiction by starting with an explanation of just exactly what “Big Data” means, and the legal framework for handling farmers’ ownership of the data they generate, and answer the question of whether data can even be “owned.”  The discussion will also cover the legal issues …