Last Thursday I moderated a fantastic local food law CLE (i.e., “Continuing Legal Education”). The faculty worked hard putting together substantive materials for the attendees including relevant ancillary materials (such as this, this, and this). If you missed the live webinar, you can purchase the CLE from the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) webstore here.
Though the CLE was directed to the lawyer audience, non-lawyers are certainly welcome to purchase the materials at the general public price. As an aside, I don’t get a penny from the proceeds (a girl can dream).
As a reminder, the faculty presented on the following local food issues:
- preference and procurement laws for locally grown food;
- federal government programs;
- direct marketing (including Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s), roadside stands and farmers markets);
- Food Safety Modernization Act exemptions,
- “cottage food operation laws (i.e., home-based kitchens) including value-added products;
- land use and zoning concerns with urban agriculture;
- food labeling regulations (including the National Organic Program);
- “agri-tourism” and “agri-tainment” as it applies to local food;
- liability concerns (including strict liability);
- liability insurance and choices in coverage; and
- raw milk.
The CLE was sponsored by the ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division’s Agriculture Law Committee and co-sponsored by the ABA Section on Environment, Energy & Resources Agriculture Management Committee and the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”).
A special thank you goes out to the faculty members for this CLE who helped make it possible.