Law360: 9th Circ. OKs USDA Win In Clash Over Ads To Eat More Beef

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summary judgment win against independent ranchers challenging assessments on cattle sales that fund industry groups’ pro-beef consumption advertisements, holding in a published opinion Tuesday the advertisements are government speech exempt from First Amendment scrutiny.

Law360: Tenn. Judge Blocks Biden’s Race-Based Loan Relief Program

A federal judge in Tennessee added to a flurry of injunctions blocking President Joe Biden’s debt relief program aimed at helping Black and Native farmers recover from the pandemic, one month after a local county commissioner sued the government for discrimination.

Law360: Biden Admin.’s Race-Based Farm Debt Relief Program Halted

Law360 (June 24, 2021, 7:43 PM EDT) — A Florida federal judge said a Biden administration program providing farm loan debt relief to certain racial minority groups seems to improperly rely “on present discrimination to remedy past discrimination” in the government’s farm loan program.

Una Nueva Demanda Alega que Smithfield le Mintió al Público a Costa de las Vidas de los Trabajadores

La organización Food & Water Watch, representada por Public Justice presentó la semana pasada una demanda ante la Corte Superior del Distrito de Columbia contra Smithfield Foods, alegando que la planta procesadora de carne multinacional le mintió repetidamente a los consumidores durante la pandemia de COVID-19 para proteger su balance final—a costa de las vidas de los trabajadores.