Matt Grant

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Matt has extensive experience in a variety of legal issues impacting members of food, agribusiness and other industries. His practice has included advising agribusiness clients on matters such as crop seed bag labeling, patents, trademarks and plant variety protection. Additionally, Matt has defended food and consumer product manufacturers faced with class action cases based upon product labeling.

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Food manufactures facing deceptive food labeling claims under the Missouri consumer fraud statute were recently dealt a setback by the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri. On November 8, 2016, the appellate court issued an opinion in Murphy v. Stonewall Kitchen, LLC, reversing the trial court’s adoption of the so-called “ingredient list” defense.   Although the ingredient list defense may be relevant at trial, the court held that the defense does not…
The eighth annual Ag Innovation Showcase took place on September 12th through 14th and was organized by the Larta Institute, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the Bio Research & Development Grown (BRDG) Park.  The annual event brings together innovators, researchers, investors, and other thought leaders from across the globe to focus on the use of agricultural technology to further enhance productivity and sustainability and address other issues of significant interest to the agricultural community.…
Yesterday, Husch Blackwell attorneys focused on the firm’s precision agriculture initiative, Matt Grant and Bob Wilkinson, attended the “Agriculture and Data: Finding What Works” conference organized by the Precision Ag media group. The event took place at the airport Marriott in St. Louis, Missouri and was attended by a cross-section of providers and farmers from across the country. The full day of panel discussions (agenda can be found here) focused on…
Earlier this week, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Larta Institute hosted this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase. Husch Blackwell LLP was proud to sponsor and have several of our attorneys attend this event. This year’s attendance surpassed 400 and registration was closed due to excess demand. The Ag Innovation Showcase is an annual event that features the latest developments that will impact the future of agribusiness. This year’s presenters included a Husch Blackwell client…
Earlier this week, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Larta Institute hosted this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase. Husch Blackwell LLP was proud to sponsor and have several of our attorneys attend this event. This year’s attendance surpassed 400 and registration was closed due to excess demand.…
On May 1, 2015, the FAA approved the first section 333 exemption request for approval to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) over crops for purposes of spraying a wide-array of material (watering, fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides). The ruling can be found here. The exemption approval notes that vehicle at issue, the Yamaha RMAX Type II G, “can also be equipped with sensors and equipment to detect and monitor agricultural areas that…
On May 1, 2015, the FAA approved the first section 333 exemption request for approval to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) over crops for purposes of spraying a wide-array of material (watering, fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides). The ruling can be found here.  The exemption approval notes that vehicle at issue, the Yamaha RMAX Type II G, “can also be equipped with sensors and equipment to detect and monitor agricultural areas that require…
As widely reported and as noted in our February 16th blog post, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued its long-awaited proposed rules on operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known of as “Drones” in the national airspace. The proposed rules are open for a public comment for a period of 60 days, which closes on April 24, 2015. In the past, the FAA has considered public comments and incorporated suggestions into its…
As widely reported, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued its long-awaited proposed rules on operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the national airspace. The proposed rules are open for a public comment for a period of 60 days, which closes on April 24, 2015. In the past, the FAA has considered public comments and incorporated suggestions into its revisions. Husch Blackwell’s interdisciplinary team of UAS lawyers are gathering suggested comments from clients and…
On February 15, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) issued its long awaited proposed rules on the domestic use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”).  The 196 page document proposes rules to address only UAS weighing less than 55 lbs (including attached camera weight, etc.). As discussed in more detail in our firm’s UAS Team Blog, the proposals provide a less restrictive framework than many expected.  Importantly, the rules are merely proposals and are open to public…