Category: Agriculture

Improving Australian Agricultural Competitiveness

The Commonwealth Government has released its Green Paper exploring a range of policy options to expand the competitiveness of the Australian agriculture sector and its share of the global market. The Green Paper serves to progress the Government’s…By: K&L Gates…

Unpaid Wage Claims for Pre- and/or Post-Work Activities: Leaving America’s Heartland and Coming to a Corporate Environment Near You

It is nothing new for farms and manufacturing plants to find themselves subject to collective and/or class action lawsuits by employees claiming they should have been paid for time spent “donning and doffing” work clothes and protective gear, either…By: FordHarrison…

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Are ‘Aircraft’ Once Again

On November 17, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reversed an administrative law judge’s decision that had called into question the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authority to regulate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The FAA…By: Thompson Coburn LLP Related Articles: Drone…

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Announces Small Business Awards

On November 12, 2014, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy held a press conference to announce the recipients of the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards. In her comments, Administrator McCarthy stated that “a strong, world-leading…By: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.…

Beveridge & Diamond Wins Preemption Decision in Washington State Court of Appeals

Appellate litigators in Beveridge & Diamond’s District of Columbia office, working with the Washington Department of Ecology, secured a unanimous decision from the Washington Court of Appeals striking down a county ban on land application of…By: Beveridge & Diamond PC…