UACES Facebook Nov. 14 Webinar to cover Endangered Species Act and agriculture
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Nov. 14 Webinar to cover Endangered Species Act and agriculture

By Sarah Cato
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Nov. 13, 2018 

Fast facts

  • Free webinar to cover impacts of the Endangered Species Act on agriculture
  • Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 from Noon-1 p.m. EST
  • Register at: 

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar Wednesday, Nov. 14, to clarify the application of the Endangered Species Act in the context of agriculture. 

Catherine Janasie

The Endangered Species Act, or ESA, was enacted in 1973 to conserve and protect endangered species and their habitats. However, it has presented challenges for some agriculture operations. 

In New Jersey, the listing of the red knot bird as a threatened species has already impacted aquaculture operations in the state, with one operation shut down and another potentially requiring relocation. In October, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case brought by a timber operation in Louisiana regarding the designation of critical habitat on land on which the species does not currently reside.

In this webinar, Catherine Janasie, Senior Research Counsel with the National Sea Grant Law Center, will discuss the ESA and how its different sections affect agricultural operations. 

“The Endangered Species Act has the ability to affect any agricultural operation regardless of size or type of agriculture practiced,” Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center, said. “It is important that landowners be aware of the law and how it can potentially impact the use of their property going forward.” 

The free webinar is scheduled from noon-1 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Those interested can register online at:

For more information on upcoming webinars visit


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