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Oct. 4, 2018
By Sarah CatoU of A System Division of Agriculture
(Download Word version)
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:
For more information on upcoming agricultural law conferences and 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
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 HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com