Basics of the Endangered Species Act

 

Basics of the Endangered Species Act

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The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) protects species identified as endangered or threatened with extinction and attempts to protect the habitat on which they depend.  It does so by preventing the “take” of listed species, as well as the ensuring that the species’ critical habitat is protected from modification or degradation.

Because there are no specific agricultural exemptions to the law, and because agriculture is such …

Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)  is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law affects both the producers and processors of food.  Legal specialists Sarah Everhart and Ashley Newhall of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) will cover the Produce & Preventive Rule portions of …