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BTNL Partner Jim Noles Among Speakers at the 6th Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Jim Noles, partner at Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC, spoke at the 6th Annual Mid-South Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference on June 7, 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Noles’ talk was entitled “Navigating Environmental Law for Attorneys, Lenders, and Landowners: What You Need to Know.” It addressed such topics and issues as the Endangered Species Act, the impact of the ESA on pesticide use, the ongoing trend of U.S. district courts issuing nationwide injunctions, the continued struggle to define “Waters of the United States,” and the possibility of the Clean Water Act being deemed to cover groundwater.

Sponsored by the National Agricultural Law Center, the conference featured a number of speakers prominent in their fields and industries, including Stephen Vaden, USDA’s General Counsel; Michael O’Neal, Deputy General of Greenstone Farm Credit Services; Greg Cole, president and CEO of AgHeritage Farm Credit Services; and Fred Clark, senior counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

About the National Agricultural Law Center: The National Agricultural Law Center serves as the nation’s leading source of agricultural and food law research and information. The Center works with producers, state and federal policymakers, Congressional staffers, attorneys, land grant universities, and many others to provide objective, nonpartisan agricultural and food law research and information to the nation’s agricultural community. For more information on the National Agricultural Law Center’s work, visit

About Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC: Barze Taylor Noles Lowther LLC is a Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm with a national practice focused on litigation, insurance coverage issues, and environmental matters. For more information, visit or follow @BTNL_law_firm.

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