Beth Angus Baumstark
Derrick Braaten
Lindsey Nieuwsma
Todd Sattler
Carrie La Seur
Caitlin Lock Coomes
Allen Hoberg


11/27/2014 11:15 PM
US to appeal WTO ruling against COOL
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat. A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government's right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.

11/27/2014 09:31 PM
US lodges new appeal at WTO in meat labeling dispute
The U.S. lodged an appeal on Nov. 28 to challenge a World Trade Organization ruling it says failed to bring its meat labeling laws into line with global trade rules. Canada and Mexico won a WTO ruling three years ago that said the U.S. rules illegally discriminated against imported meat.


11/13/2014 03:45 PM
USDA Reports 55.3 Million Acres of Irrigated U.S. Farmland
There were 229,237 farms with 55.3 million irrigated acres in the United Sates, according to the 2013 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The report also showed that the number of farms with irrigation declined from the 235,715 published in the 2008 irrigation survey.


Keepseagle v. Vilsack Settlement

Baumstark Braaten Law Partners, formerly known as Sarah Vogel Law Partners, was established by Sarah Vogel and Beth Angus Baumstark. Sarah Vogel is the former two-term Agricultural Commissioner for North Dakota. Baumstark Braaten Law Partners Beth Baumstark and Sarah Vogel have been working together for years, advocating and fighting for farmers, ranchers and other individuals. We are a boutique law firm, focusing our practice in areas where we have significant experience and expertise. The attorneys at our firm work for farmers and ranchers in the Midwest and on the Northern Plains. We are staunch advocates for landowners and the land.

Though we focus our practice on legal services for farmers, ranchers, and other landowners, we also have significant experience with American Indian law and environmental law, land use issues, and small business matters. We are admitted in several of the tribal courts of North Dakota, and have represented both tribal councils and entities and individual tribal members. Because so many of our clients are impacted by energy development, we have significant experience helping landowners with legal issues related to oil and gas, wind, and coal development.

Our practice has been referred to as "good guy law," and we strive to ensure that it is not only large corporations and governments that receive exceptional representation.


We are experienced and astute litigators, with a reputation for protecting the land and its stewards. We are passionate about what we do, and zealous advocates for our clients. more


Baumstark Braaten works in numerous areas of law, but focuses its practice in order to provide the highest quality legal services in particular areas of law. more

North Dakota Gas Flaring Litigation
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