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Incorporating Traditional Forest Product Markets in CPP

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Greg Latta, University of Idaho This presentation focuses on the issue of baseline choice in evaluating the greenhouse gas (GHG) implications of biomass usage in energy generation. Baseline determination essentially involves some sort of modeling effort to...

Developing Issues in Agriculture: Economic Issues Related to Big Data in Agriculture

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

Big data has become a buzzword in agriculture. Big data is seen to have a role in potentially increasing food production and working to make agriculture more environmentally sustainable. As more and more opportunities develop that allow farmers to utilize data...

Emissions Accounting for Biomass Under the Clean Power Plan

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Emily McGlynn, Senior Advisor at Forest Trends This presentation addresses the calculations in the EPA's Biogenic Emissions Accounting Framework, which recently completed a second round of review by the agency's Science Advisory Board. This will have ...

Counting Carbon in Bioenergy Systems-Opportunities and Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Peter Woodbury, Cornell University This presentation considers aspects of the carbon cycle critical for bioenergy carbon accounting in general. (The EPA accounting framework specifically will be addressed in the next session.) In addition to the carbon cycle,...

"The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research"

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

On Wednesday, January 20 at 12 PM Eastern, join us in our continuing webinar series sponsored by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium. Our January webinar, entitled, The Power of the Web: Free Internet Legal Research, focuses on getting the most out of free legal...

U.S. Carbon Policy Trends and Implications for the Biomass Industry

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenters: Jessie Stolark and Laura Small, Policy Associates with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is the keystone policy of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, an ambitious goal to cut economy wide greenhouse gas emissions in...

Webinar: Federal Regulation of Shale Oil & Gas Development -- Current Issues

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

In recent years, the widespread expansion of shale oil and gas operations has led to a variety of regulatory activities at the federal, state, and local levels. Within the past year, several federal agencies – including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bureau of...

Biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and Invasive Plants: What’s the Fuss All About?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

Biofuels, the Renewable Fuel Standard, and Invasive Plants: What’s the Fuss All About?Sponsored by the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium In June 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a supple­mental final rule associated with the Renewable Fuel...

Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding the Recent Idaho Ag Gag Law Ruling

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Ashley Newhall

A recent federal court ruling in Idaho has brought the debate over so-called “ag gag” laws to a head in many areas of the country. But what does it mean for attorneys, agricultural service professionals, educators and producers? On November 5th at 1 pm EST, the...

Industrial Hemp Production in the U.S.: Overview, Update, & Legal Issues

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 12:00 am EDT - Presented by Harrison Pittman

Industrial Hemp Production in the U.S.: Overview, Update, & Legal IssuesSponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic: In recent years, interest in the production of industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity has increased at both the federal and state...

Webinar: Animal Welfare Standards and Commercial Aquaculture Operations

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

Environmental and ethical considerations are playing an increasing role in the food purchasing decisions of consumers and retailers. The scrutiny of producers’ animal welfare practices is intensifying and animal welfare standards, voluntary and mandatory, are proliferating....

Basics of the Endangered Species Act

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Basics of the Endangered Species ActSponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic: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...

Manure as a Solid Waste and Clean Air Issues in Animal Agriculture Webinar

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shannon Ferrell

2015 has seen interesting development in legal issues related to livestock production. In January 2015, a federal district judge ruled that manure (stored or applied to a field) could become a solid waste under federal environmental laws. At the same time, a consortium of...

“Biofuels, the Renewable Fuels Standard, and Invasive Plants: What's All the Fuss About?”

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Sponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic/Program Description: In June 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a supple­mental final rule associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. This rule contains a lifecycle greenhouse gas...

Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

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...