food safety, food policy, farm scale, environmental impacts, land ownership, agriculture policy, absolutism, sustainable farming, industrial factory farms, animal welfare, agricultural production practices

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Thank you for the opportunity to be with you, it is always a pleasure to return to the University of Arkansas Law School where I began my teaching career in the fall of 1981. We are pleased Drake University Law School and the University of Arkansas College of Law have built and maintained a partnership on teaching and research that stretches back over three decades. I am especially pleased to be with you as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Food Law and Policy, another part of the University's pioneering work in the area of food policy and agricultural law.