The National Agricultural Law Center is sponsoring a webinar on legal and policy issues dealing with farm animal confinement. The presentations center around laws and regulations with a special emphasis on the statutory evolution behind them.

The webinar is scheduled for May 10, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. (eastern standard time) and costs $50 to participate. To register for the webinar, visit http://learn.extension.org/events/500.

In the last 10 years, several states have adopted statutes that regulate the amount of living space required to raise certain types of farm animals. Controversial ballot initiatives like California’s Proposition 2 have led to higher-profile compromises like last summer’s Humane Society of the United States/United Egg Producers agreement that led to significant impact on the animal agriculture industry.

The presentation is designed to be useful to attorneys, lobbyists, federal and state policymakers, Extension personnel, producers and others who share an interest in a definitive understanding of food animal confinement laws in the United States.

Presenter Elizabeth Rumley is a staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center in Fayetteville, AR, where her primary research focus is on legal issues in animal agriculture.

For more information, contact Center Director Harrison Pittman at hmpittm@uark.edu.