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Pittman, Rumley to appear at Texas A&M Law Review Agricultural Law Symposium

Oct. 4, 2018

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Fast facts

  • 2018 Texas A&M Law Review Fall Symposium will be held Oct. 5 in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Center Director Harrison Pittman, Senior Staff attorney Rusty Rumley will speak
  • Register online at: law.tamu.edu/2018AgSymposium

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Agricultural Law Center will be weighing in on the evolving landscape of right-to-farm laws and offering a legislative update during the 2018 Texas A&M Law Review Fall Symposium on Friday in Fort Worth, Texas.

The annual fall symposium focuses on environmental and agricultural issues facing Texas attorneys and farmers. This year’s theme is Agriculture 2.0: The Changing Legal Landscape for Texas Agriculture.

Harrison Pittman, director of the National Ag Law Center, will give a legislative update and an overview of agricultural law developments from across the nation. Rusty Rumley, senior attorney for the center, will be part of a panel discussion on right-to-farm laws. Right-to-farm statutes are an expertise of Rumley’s and he has presented around the country on this topic throughout his career at the center. Right-to-farm laws are meant to protect farmers from lawsuits filed by neighbors using nuisance laws.

“As a result of the changing laws and developing legal cases surrounding right-to-farm issues, this topic is essential for landowners, farmers and farmers’ neighbors.” Rumley said.  “The panel will update audiences on this rapidly evolving area of law.”

Topics being discussed are:

  • Agriculture and trade
  • New tax law and agriculture
  • Right to farm
  • Legislative update
  • Climate and environmental policies: Innovation and efforts
  • Texas groundwater law ​and policy
  • Land and water conservation.

For more information on upcoming agricultural law conferences and webinars, visit www.nationalaglawcenter.org.

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: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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