Category Agribusiness

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 21 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. BrownWinick would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2022 The Best Lawyers... Read More

Proposed Legislation Could Provide Additional Relief to Small Farmers

  Last week, U.S. Representatives Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) and Dan Bishop (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would permit farmers to use money from loans acquired through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to pay for rentals of equipment, land, and buildings. The proposed bill is titled the Expanding Assistance to Farmers Act of 2020... Read More

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program – CFAP

  The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced very high-level details regarding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (“CFAP”) on April 17, 2020. The CFAP is designed to provide money directly to crop and livestock producers to solidify the food chain during COVID-19. Finally, one month after the initial release, the USDA has... Read More

One Step Closer to Hemp Production in Iowa

Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its interim final rule for nationwide legal hemp production. This is an important step toward hemp production in Iowa. Hemp production took a hiatus in the U.S. when, in the 1970s, it was classified as controlled substance. That all changed in the 2018 Farm Bill which legalized... Read More

Hemp Fields of Opportunities

There’s a lot of hype around hemp these days. Hemp products, including CBD, or cannabidiol, seem to be all over the market. Indeed, uses for hemp seem endless. The hemp plant can be used for anything from paper to therapeutic oils to rope and have even been considered for food products. Legislation was previously passed allowing physicians to... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 24 lawyers have been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® has published their list for more than three decades, earning the respect of the... Read More

Agricultural Production Facility Fraud Law Found Unconstitutional

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa Central Division found in favor of a number of anti-ag industry groups; including ICCI and PETA - in a case involving the constitutionality of Iowa’s Agricultural Production Facility Fraud Law (commonly known as the “Ag-Gag Law”).   The Court’s... Read More

BrownWinick Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

BrownWinick is pleased to announce that 27 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the... Read More