Farm Business: Evaluating a Wind Energy Agreement – Ag Law May 31, 2016

🕔May 31, 2016
We’ve recently received a number of inquiries regarding wind energy agreements. This article, while not offering legal advice, is intended to inform landowners as to some of the key legal […]

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Landowners Over Corps in Clean Water Act Case May 31, 2016

🕔May 31, 2016
Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., No. 15-290, 578 U.S. The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled today (May 31,2016) that an approved jurisdictional determination from the U.S. Army […]

Iowa Law Q&A: When Farm Family Members Are Tenants in Common May 4, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
It’s a common situation that often leads to conflict. A father dies without a will and his three children inherit his farm through the rules of intestate succession. Or maybe […]

Syngenta Fires Back in Viptera Corn Seed Litigation Nov 23, 2015

🕔Nov 23, 2015
Last week, Syngenta filed a third-party complaint in the massive multi-district litigation (MDL) pending in Kansas. In its complaint, Syngenta fiercely denies its liability to plaintiffs in the pending actions, […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of California Raisin Growers – Why It Matters. Jun 25, 2015

🕔Jun 25, 2015
  Editor’s Note: The information below is from the article: United States Supreme Court Says Raisin Marketing Order Effected Unconstitutional Taking. To read the full  article with Background, Facts of the Case and More –  Click Here. For […]

Farm Estate and Succession Planning with S Corporations May 29, 2015

🕔May 29, 2015
The Planning Landscape – Post ATRA Estate, business and succession planning changed dramatically with the enactment of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) in early 2013.  Now, with a federal […]

Income Tax Primer: 19 Points to Know About Trusts and Estates Feb 23, 2015

🕔Feb 23, 2015
We get numerous questions at CALT (Center f0r Agricultural Law and Taxation) concerning income tax issues associated with trusts and estates.  This month we provide a short primer on a […]

Drones: FAA Planned Regulations. Batman Won’t Like 1 of them. Feb 23, 2015

🕔Feb 23, 2015
The FAA release of proposed regulations to integrate small “drones” or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), weighing less than 55 pounds, into the national airspace paves the way for agricultural uses like crop scouting or soil […]

Affordable Care Act: IRS Guidelines for Small Employers – 7 Tips Feb 19, 2015

🕔Feb 19, 2015
The Affordable Care Act continues to be a challenge for businesses to determine how the policies affect employee insurance. It is especially confusing for small businesses such as a farm […]

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