Agricultural Law Bibliography: 3rd Quarter 2013

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


Administrative Law

Alexandre, Justice Kagan’s Presidential Administration and Bioengineered Foods: Making the Case for Congressional Guidance as a Check to Presidential Policy Setting, 46 Ind. L. Rev. 256-310 (2013).


Agricultural Law:  Attorney Roles and Educational Programs

Vilsack & Bittleman, Faith over Fear: A Lesson for the Nation from American Agriculture, 27 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol’y 43-57 (2013).


Animals — Animal Rights

Rowe, Survey of Damages Measures Recognized in Negligence Cases Involving Animals, 5 K. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources 249-272 (2013).



Comment, A Feasible Alternative: The Legal Implications of Aquaculture in the United States and the Promise of Sustainable Urban Aquaculture Systems, 6 Golden Gate U. Envtl. L. J. 295-320 (2013).

Note, Farm Fishing Holes: Gaps in Federal Regulation of Offshore Aquaculture, 86 S. Cal.  L. Rev. 681-721 (2013).



Chandler, Genetically Engineered Ornamental Plants: Regulatory Hurdles to Commercialization, ISB New Report 5-8 (8-2013).

Perry & Karky, Agriculture under Threat – A Crisis of Confidence?  The Solution: Redefine Adventitious Presence Maximum Levels from Zero to Zero++, 8 Canadian J. L. & Tech. 25-47 (2013).

Student Essay, Harmony with Nature and Genetically Modified Seeds: A Contradictory Concept in the United States and Brazil?, 30 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 558-579 (2013).


Energy Issues

Endres, Bioenergy, Resource Scarcity, and the Rising Importance of Land Use Definitions, 88 N.D. L. Rev. 559-594 (2012).

Note, E15 Partial Waivers: How the EPA Exceeded its Authority and Placed its Liability on Others, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources 289-308 (2013).


Environmental Issues

Fowler, Royer & Colburn, Addressing Death by a Thousand Cuts: Legal and Policy Innovations to Address Nonpoint Source Runoff, 28(3) Choices 1-5  2013,

Kling, State Level Efforts to Regulate Agricultural Sources of Water Quality Impairment, 28(3) Choices 1-4  2013,

Tzankova, The Difficult Problem of Nonpoint Nutrient Pollution: Could the Endangered Species Act Offer Some Relief? 37 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 709-757 (2013).


Equine Law

Comment, Mirror, Mirror in the Stall: Animal Cloning and its Legal Implications for Equine Registry Associations, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources 273-287 (2013).

Finlelstein, Dollars and Horse Sense: Why Prudent Buyers and Sellers Should Account for Article 2 of the U.C.C. in their Equine Sales Contracts, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 181-197 (2013).

Holland & Allen, An Analysis of Factors Responsible for the Decline of the U.S. Horse Industry: Why Horse Slaughter is not the Solution, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 225-248 (2013).

Note, A Constitutional “Inquiry” into the Texas Racing Act: The Physical Presence Requirement for Wagering & the Dormant Commerce Clause, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 349-371 (2013).


Estate Planning/Divorce

Ferrell, Boehlje & Jones, The Policy and Legal Environment for Farm Transitions, 28(2) Choices 1-5 (2013),


Farm Labor


Comment, Thank You for “Taking Our Jobs”: The Importance of Integrating the Migrant Farmworker into the United States, 13 Wyo. L. Rev. 349-375 (2013).


Food and Drug Law

Case Note, State v. Brown: A Test for Local Food Ordinances, (State v. Brown, ELLSC-CV-11-70, 9, 2013.)  65 Maine L. Rev. 789-805 (2013).

Grossman, Report USA, 8 European Food & Feed L. Rpt. 72-76 (2013).

Marchant & Cardineau, The Labeling Debate in the United States, 4(3) Gm Crops & Food 1-9 (8-2013).

Neff, Rutkow & Kennelly,  Strengthening Vendor Standards in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Are Healthier Foods within Reach? 16 J. Health Care L. & Pol’y 141-191 (2013).

Note. Improving the Enforceability of the Genetically Modified Food Labeling Law in China with Lessons from the European Union, 14 Vt. J. Envtl. L. 465-492 (2013).

Price & Underhill, Application of Laws, Policies, and Guidance from the United States and Canada to the Regulation of Food and Feed Derived from Genetically Modified Crops: Interpretation of Compositional Data, 61 J. Agric. Food Chem. 8349-8355 (2013).


Hunger & Food Security Issues

Colloquium: Local Food || Global Food: Do We Have What It Takes to Reinvent the U.S. Food System?  65 Maine L. Rev. 381-752  2013

Baxter, Legal Institutions of Farmland Succession: Implications for Sustainable Food Systems, 381-408

Birdsong, From “Food Miles” to “Moneyball”: How We Should Be Thinking about Food and Climate,  409-423

Bouvier, The Symbolic Garden: An Intersection of the Food Movement and the First Amendment, 425-457

Diller, Obesity Prevention Policies at the Local Level: Tobacco’s Lessons, 459-465

Feldstein, Zoning and Land Use Controls: Beyond Agriculture, 467-490

Ghoshray, Food safety and Security in the Monsanto Era: Peering through the Lens of a Rights Paradigm against an Onslaught of Corporate Domination, 491-524

Hartman, The Renewable Fuel Standard: Food versus Fuel? 525-548

McCabe & Burke, The New England Food System in 2060: Envisioning Tomorrow’s Policy through Today’s Assessments, 549-579

Negowetti, A National “Natural” Standard for Food Labeling, 581-603

Noah, Whatever Happened to the “Frankenfish”?: The FDA’s Foot-Dragging on Transgenic Salmon, 605-625

Valero, & Rhee,  When Fox and Hound Legislate the Hen House: A Nixon-in-China Moment for National Egg-Laying Standards? 651-683

Vesilind, Preempting Humanity: Why National Meat Ass’n v. Harris Answered the Wrong Question,  685-704

Williams, A Hungry Industry on Rolling Regulations: A Look at Food Truck Regulations in Cities across the United States, 705-717

Winters, How Reliance on the Private Enforcement of Public Regulatory Programs Undermines Food Safety in the United States: The Case of Needled Meat, 719-736

Wiseman, Liberty of palate, 737-752

Goldberg, No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Paternalism, Poverty, and Food Justice,  24 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 35-98 (2013).

Narula, The Global Land Rush: Markets, Rights, and the Politics of Food, 49 Stan. J. Int’l.  L. 101-175 (2013).

Payumo, Intellectual Property and Opportunities for Food Security in the Philippines, 21 Mich. St. Int’l. L. Rev. 125-154 (2013).


International Trade

Steier, Cibus, Lex, Commercium: Food Law and Plantenomics in World Trade, 31 Temple J. Sci. Tech. & Envtl. L. 177-203 (2012).

Viju, Yeung & Kerr, Geographical Indications, Conflicted Preferential Agreements, and Market Access, 16 J. Int’l. Econ. L. 409-437 (2013).


Livestock and Packers & Stockyards

Note, Bound and Gagged: Potential First Amendment Challenges to “Ag-Gag” Law,  23 Duke Envtl.L. & Pol’y F. 377-403 (2013).

Note, The Livestock Seller’s Lien: A Source of Protection for the Cattle Producer, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources 309-330 (2013).


Patents and Other Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture

Case Summary, In re Beineke, 690 F.3d 1344, 2012, 23 Depaul J. Art, Tech. & Intell. Prop. L. 511-523 (2013).

Endres & Giffin, Necessity is the Mother, but Protection may not be the Father of Invention: The Limited Effect of Intellectual Property Regimes on Agricultural Innovation, 14 Columbia Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 203-253 (2012).

Foscolo, The Kona Coffee Archetype: A Case Study in Domestic Geographic Indication, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 199-223 (2013).

Garmezy, Patent Exhaustion and the Federal Circuit’s Deviant Conditional Sale Doctrine: Bowman v. Monsanto, 8 Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol’y 197-216 (2013).

Kershen, GM Crops in the Courts – Three Recent US Patent Decisions, 4(3) GM Crops And Food 1-4 (7-2013).

Note, The Beans of Wrath: Genetic Patent Holders Reap Further Protection (Monsanto Co. v. Bowman, 657 F.3d 1341, 2011),  19 J. Envtl. Sustainability L. 426-450 (2013).

Note, Bowman’s Beanstalk: Patent Exhaustion in Self-Replicating Technologies, 15 Vanderbilt J. Entertainment & Tech. L. 949-982 (2013).

Rogers, The Inexhaustible Right to Exclude Reproduction Doctrine, 14 Columbia Sci. Tech. L. Rev. 389-484 (2013).


Pesticides, Herbicides, Insecticides, Fungicides, Fertilizers

Knudsen, International Deployment of Microbial Pest Control Agents: Falling between the Cracks of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Cartagena Biosafety Protocol?, 30 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 625-651 (2013).


Public Lands

Kwasniak, History of Canadian Public Lands and Public Land Law – and Key Departures from and Reflections of U.S. Policy Paths, 50 Rocky Mtn. Mineral L. Foundation J. 5-46 (2013).


Sustainable & Organic Farming

Note, Monuments, Mountains, and … the Mediterranean Diet? Potential for UNESCO’s World Culinary Heritage Inscriptions to Positively Affect Sustainable Agriculture, 24 Colo. Nat. Resources  Energy & Envtl. L. Rev. 419-457


Torts and Insurance

Marzen, Crop Insurance Fraud and Misrepresentations: Contemporary Issues and Possible Remedies, 37 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 675-707 (2013).

Note, Sowing Wild Oats: Bystander Strict Liability in Tort Applied to Organic Farm Contamination by Genetically Modified Seed, 51 U. Louisville L. Rev. 629-646 (2013).


Uniform Commercial Code

Article Two (Sale of Goods)

Finlelstein, Dollars and Horse Sense: Why Prudent Buyers and Sellers Should Account for Article 2 of the U.C.C. in their Equine Sales Contracts, 5 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 181-197 (2013).


Article Nine (Security Interests)

Harrell, Oklahoma Supreme Court Address the Role and Importance of Good Faith in Commercial Transactions, 84 Okla. B. J. 1766-1771 (2013).


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