Drought 2012: Ag Law Information & Resources

On August 30, 2012 from 12-1 EST/11-12 CDT, the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas will host a free webinar covering legal and policy aspects of the historic 2012 drought. Issues covered in the webinar will include key aspects of federal crop insurance, USDA disaster assistance, some aspects of federal/state aspects on hay transport, and an update on the 2012 farm bill process relevant to drought. The webinar will include a question and answer session. Participants are strongly encouraged to submit questions prior to the webinar. Questions can be sent via email to Harrison Pittman at hmpittm@uark.edu, via twitter direct message to @nataglaw, or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/nataglaw.

This free webinar is part of a series of educational webinars provided by the National Agricultural Law Center with generous support from the Banks Law Firm, PLLC. The gift was given in order to provide a legal education series focused on agricultural producers and to help publicize the 25th anniversary of the National Agricultural Law Center. For more information about the gift and the educational series, click here and here. Presenters for the webinar are Center Director Harrison Pittman and Grant Ballard, Center Research Consultant and attorney with the Banks Law Firm, PLLC.

The webinar is designed for producers, landowners, extension agents, and anyone else interested in learning about some of the legal and policy issues relevant to agriculture following the 2012 drought. The National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas is the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. Located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the National Agricultural Law Center is a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Participating in the webinar is very easy, even if this is the first webinar in which you have participated. At 12 EDT, simply click here: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/aglaw and sign in as a guest. Before viewing the webinar, please visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect to the server: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/.

More information can be found at: http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/outreach/drought-2012/