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April 16, 2020

COVID-19 and Agriculture: Federal regulatory changes addressed in April 22 webinar

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts:

  • National Agricultural Law Center webinar to cover federal regulatory changes that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Webinar is April 22 at noon to 1 p.m. EST
  • Register online at: https://bit.ly/3a7Zt7o 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From inspections to transportation, concerns over a safe and continuous food supply have caused numerous federal agencies to implement regulatory changes in agricultural production. 

CHANGES ON THE WAY — John Dillard, a principal attorney at OFW Law in Washington, D.C., will discuss these changes and their impact on the food and agriculture sector, as well as guidance from federal agencies, in a free webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center, April 22, 2020 at noon EDT. (Photo courtesy OFL Law.)

Federal agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others have implemented changes in inspections, worker safety and enforcement of regulations related to transporting food in order to keep grocery stores and retailers supplied.

John Dillard, a principal attorney at OFW Law in Washington, D.C., will discuss these changes and their impact on the food and agriculture sector, as well as guidance from federal agencies, in a free webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center, April 22 at noon EDT. 

“While much of the economy is shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, the food and agriculture sector is critical infrastructure that must continue to operate,” Dillard said. “These unprecedented circumstances have required federal regulatory agencies to make numerous changes to ensure an adequate supply of safe food.” 

“John is a nationally recognized agricultural law expert with a tremendous background in dealing with federal agencies,” Harrison Pittman, Director of the NALC, said. “We’re very lucky to have him join us and help stakeholders navigate the various regulatory changes caused by COVID-19.” 

Register for the webinar online at: https://bit.ly/3a7Zt7o

For more information on the National Agricultural Law Center, visit https://nationalaglawcenter.org/  or follow @Nataglaw on Twitter. 

About the National Agricultural Law Center

The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community.

The Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and works in close partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact 479-575-4607 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.  

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Media Contact:
Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture
National Agricultural Law Center        
870-815-9035
sscato@uark.edu    

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