University of Maryland Extension

Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding Ag Gag Laws

Ashley Newhall and Erin Hawley

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A recent federal court ruling in Idaho has brought the debate over so-called “ag gag” laws to a head in many areas of the country. But what does it mean for attorneys, agricultural service professionals, educators and producers? On November 5th, the Agricultural Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), Maryland Poultry, and other co-sponsors hosted a one-hour webinar entitled Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding the Recent Idaho Ag Gag Ruling.  The webinar featured Ashley Newhall, extension legal specialist with AREC and ALEI, discussing developments around the county with ag gag laws.  The webinar also featured Prof. Erin Hawley, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, discussing the recent ruling out of Idaho.

The webinar was recorded and is available below, Erin's presentation is available here and Ashley's presentation is available here.

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