Agricultural Law Bibiliography: 4th Quarter 2011

by Drew L. Kershen, Professor of Law, The University of Oklahoma,  Norman, OK

If you desire a copy of any article or further information, please contact the Law School Library nearest your office.  The National AgLaw Center website has a very extensive Agricultural Law Bibliography.  If you are looking for agricultural law articles, please consult this bibliographic resource on the National AgLaw Center website.

Administrative Law

Buettner & Boyer, Recovering Attorney Feeds in Crop Insurance Disputes with the Risk Management Agency: The Equal Access to Justice Act in NAD Appeals, 28 Ag. L. Update 1-2 (11-2011).


Alien Land Ownership (Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land)

De Schutter, The Green Rush: The Global Race for Farmland and the Rights of Land Users, 52 Harv.  Int’l.  L. J. 503-559 (2011).


Animals — Animal Rights

Comment, Olé, Olé, Olé, Oh No!: Bullfighting in the United States and Reconciling Constitutional Rights with Animal Cruelty Statutes, 115 Penn. St. L. Rev. 497-516 (2010).



Casenote, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms: Why the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 Fails to Protect the Environment from Current Biotechnology (Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S. Ct. 2743, 2010), 14 Sustainable Dev. L. J. 35-47 (2011).

Edwards, Banksy’s Graffiti: A Not-so-simple Case of Criminal Damage?, 73 J. Crim. L. 345-361 (2009).

Mank,  Standing in Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms: Using Economic Injury as a Basis for Standing when Environmental Harm Is Difficult to Prove, 115 Penn. St. L. Rev. 307-339 (2010).

Note, Attempting to (De)regulate Genetically Modified Crops: The Supreme Court Overrules the Injunction Denying Deregulation of Roundup Ready Alfalfa  (Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S. Ct. 2743, 2010),  18 Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 351-377 (2011).




Student article, The Almighty Railroad and the Almighty Wal-Mart: Exploring the Continued Importance of the Capper-Volstead Act to the American Farmer and the Agricultural Marketplace, 32 Hamline  J. Pub. L. & Pol’y 261-300 (2010).


Energy Issues

McMahon & Switzer, EU Biofuels Policy – Raising the Question of WTO Compatibility, 60 Int’l.  & Comp.  L. Q. 713-736 (2011).


Environmental Issues

Comment, A Breath of Fresh Air: Methods and Obstacles for Achieving Air Pollution Reduction in Washington Factory Farm Communities, 1 Wash. J. Envtl. L. & Pol’y 130-180 (2011).

Connor, Comprehensive Regulatory Review: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations under the Clean Water Act from 1972 to the Present, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 275-326 (2011).

Guercio, The Struggle between Man and Nature – Agriculture, Nonpoint Source Pollution, and Clean Water:  How to Implement the State of Vermont’s Phosphorous TMDL within the Lake Champlain Basin, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 455-545 (2011).

Note, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Manure Runoff: Supplementing Current Regulation with Community Based Initiatives, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 571-590 (2011).


Equine Law

Dane, Institutionalized Horse Abuse: The Soring of Tennessee Walking Horses, 3 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 201-219 (2011).

Note, Did Equine Liability Acts Save the Horse Industry?, 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 359-373 (2011).

Note, Equestrian Helmet Laws and Their Effect on Equestrian Liability, 3 Ky J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 299-317 (2011).


Farm Labor


Cavalieri, The Eyes that Blind Us: The Overlooked Phenomenon of Trafficking into the Agricultural Sector, 31 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 501-519 (2011).


Farm Policy and Legislative Analysis


Note, The 2008 Farm Bill: Friend or Foe to Conservationists and What Improvements Are Needed? 12 Vt.  J. Envtl. L. 547-569 (2011).


Food and Drug Law

Comment, Looking Beyond Efficiency: Applying the Consumer-Choice Standard to Agriculture,  83 Temple  L. Rev. 491-527 (2011).

Czarnezki,  Food, Law & the Environment:  Informational and Structural Changes for a Sustainable Food System, 31 Utah Envtl. L. Rev. 263-290 (2011).

Note, The Food Safety Modernization Act: Keeping Dinner Safe and Farmers in the Fields, 3 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 247-264 (2011).

Woodhouse, Comments on the Food Safety Modernization Act, 28 Agric. L. Update 6-8 (11-2001).


Fruits & Vegetables — Perishable Agricultural Commodities

Kohen, What Ever Happened to Veggie Libel?: Why Plaintiffs Are Not Using Agricultural Product Disparagement Statutes, 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 261-293 (2011).


International Trade

Anderson, The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency: Implications for Regional and International Trade, 12 Vt.  J. Envtl. L. 255-273 (2011).

Cho, From Control to Communication: Science, Philosophy, and World Trade Law, 44 Cornell  Int’l. L. J. 249-278 (2011).

Vesilind,  Continental Drift: Agricultural Trade and the Widening Gap between European Union and United States Animal Welfare Laws, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 223-254 (2011).


Land Reform

Polavarapu, Procuring Meaningful Land Rights for the Women of Rwanda, 14 Yale Human Rights & Dev. L. J. 105-154  (2011).


Land Use Regulation

            Land Use Planning and Farmland Preservation Techniques

Daloz, Farm Preservation: A Vermont Land-Use Perspective, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 427-453 (2011).


Leases, Landlord-Tenant

Firstenfeld, The Lease You Can Do: Why Leasing a Vineyard Can Beat Buying It, Wines & Vines 24-29  (10-2006).


Livestock and Packers & Stockyards

Comment, Too Vague to Follow: The Uncertainty of County Ordinances Hampers the Sustainability of South Dakota’s Livestock Industry, 14 Sustainable Dev. L. J. 98-116 (2011).

Fiser, Legal and Policy Issues Related to Anaerobic Digestion at United States Livestock Facilities, 3 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 221-245 (2011).

Note, You’re Note the Boss of Me: An Analysis of GIPSA’s Authority to Regulate Private Contracting Rights in the Beef Industry, 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 295-319 (2011).


Patents and Other Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture

Costa, In Pari Delicto and Crop Gene Patents: An Equitable Defense for Innocently Infringing Farmers, 3 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 179- 200 (2011).


Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Fertilizers

Felsot, Impacts of U.S. Court Cases on Application Technology, International Conf. on Pesticide Application for Drift Management 53-58 2004,


Rural Development

Christensen, Securing the Momentum: Could a Homestead Act Help Sustain Detroit Urban Agriculture?, 16 Drake J. Agric L. 241-260 (2011).

Note, Pigs in the Backyard or the Barnyard: Removing Zoning Impediments to Urban Agriculture, 38 B. C. Envtl. Affairs L. Rev. 537-566 (2011).

Note, What’s That  Smell: Septic Systems and Iowa’s Time of Transfer Law, 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 343-358 (2011).





Benda, From the Land that Brought You William Shatner: A Warp Speed Overview of Canadian Agricultural Law and History, 16 Drake J. Agric. L. 207-240 (2011).


Sustainable & Organic Farming

Angelo et al., Small, Slow, and Local:  Essays on Building a More Sustainable and Local Food System, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 353-425 (2011).


Liu, Is “USDA ORGANIC” a Seal of Deceit?: The Pitfalls of USDA Certified Organics Produced in the United States, China, and Beyond, 47 Stanford J. Int’l L. 333-378 (2011).

Symposium:  Cultivating Our Future:  New Landscapes in Food and Agricultural Law and Policy, 26 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 1-146 (2011).

Hamilton, Farms, Food, and the Future: Legal Issues and Fifteen Years of the “New Agriculture” 1-17.

Schneider, Reconsidering the Industrialization of Agriculture 19-27.

Endres &  Johnson, Integrating Stakeholder Roles in Food Production, Marketing, and Safety Systems: An Evolving Multi-Jurisdictional Approach 29-108.

Byrne, Raw Milk in Context, 109-129.

Miller & Prizio, Innovative Use of the Law for Small-Scale Producers 131-146.



Comment, Clean & Green: Tidying up the Farm Tax Subsidy, 115 Penn. St. L. Rev. 473-496 (2010).


Torts and Insurance

Burdon, What Is Good Land Use?  From Rights to Relationship, 34 Melbourne U. L. Rev. 708-735 (2010).

Rumley, A Comparison of the General Provisions Found in Right-to-Farm Statutes, 12 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 327-351 (2011).


Uniform Commercial Code

            Article Nine (Security Interests)

Cromwell, Secured Interests in Louisiana Crops: The 2010 Legislative Revision, 71 La. L. Rev. 1175-1219 (2011).