The Texas A&M Law Review Fall 2018 Symposium, Agriculture 2.0: The Changing Legal Landscape for Texas Agriculture, invited prominent scholars and practitioners from across the nation to present and comment on current issues in the law of agriculture. Topics included the current trade climate for the ag industry and possible results of the Trump Administration's trade policy changes on producers. Protection of agriculture and rural land was also a common theme throughout the day.
The day began with a panel on environmental policies, highlighting current innovations and efforts relevant to the national and local ag industry. Panelists included Steve Dauphin of the Kirchner Group, Charles Maguire of the United States Environmental Protection Agency - Region 6, and Environmental Counsel Scott Yager of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Afterward, Chelsea Good, General Counsel for the Livestock Marketing Association, presented updates on policies and laws regulating animal traceability.