Five Issues to Address in Your Farm Equipment Lease Agreement

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What is a Farm Equipment Lease Agreement?  A farm equipment lease is a long-term rental agreement between the owner of farm equipment (the lessor) and an individual or company that wishes to use the farm equipment (the lessee) in exchange for cash rent.  Farm equipment leases are far from simple agreements.  A properly drafted agreement will navigate the following five …

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Episode 57 of Ag Law Today: Update on Animal Confinement Laws

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I was excited to record this episode with Beth Rumley while I was in New York City a few weeks ago getting an update on where we are with animal confinement laws on this episode of Ag Law Today.  It was an update from Episode 46 found here.  I am an adjunct at Vermont Law School online and several of …

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Episode 56 of Ag Law Today: Agriculture Mediation

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I feel blessed each time I get to talk to an ag lawyer rockstar like Paul Goeringer from the University of Maryland.  Hear us talk about agriculture mediation on this episode of Ag Law Today.

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Ask Ruth: Direct Beef Sales in Illinois

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There are two major considerations when selling beef in Illinois direct to the consumer. The first thing farmers should consider is how they want to sell their beef. Do you want to sell a percentage of the live animal, a percentage of processed beef, or an individual cut of beef? Depending on how you wish to sell your beef will …

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Ask Cari: Custom Processing Agreements for Livestock Producers

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Many livestock producers (like myself) sell meat directly to consumers.  One common method used by livestock producers is selling a whole head, half a head or a quarter head of beef, pork, goat meat, lamb, etc. directly to the consumer for custom processing.  I recently drafted a custom processing agreement for myself and this type of agreement can be useful …

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The Three Parts of the Farm Estate Planning Discussion

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Hear me discuss farm estate planning, business planning and succession planning in this short video.  I discuss all three in my services to farm and ranch clients when doing farm estate planning.

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Episode 54 of Ag Law Today: Farm Estate Planning

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I could have talked for hours with Robert Moore from Wright & Moore in Ohio about farm business, estate and succession planning.  Good thing for you, we didn’t!  Listen to this conversation on the topic in this episode of Ag Law Today.

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Ask Cari: 3 Reasons Why Farmers Should Put Farm Leases in Writing

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We all know in agriculture it is not uncommon to have oral leases; however, here are three reasons why it might be best to put those farm leases in writing.

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Egg Sales in Illinois

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Generally speaking, there are two ways an egg producer can sell their flock’s eggs in Illinois. Under Illinois law, producers can sell eggs produced by their own flock directly to household consumers for their personal use without a license or inspection if the eggs are sold directly from the premises where the eggs are produced. If, however you wish to …

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Episode 44 of Ag Law Today: Renewable Energy on the Farm

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Loved this conversation with Todd Janzen, an agriculture lawyer based in Indianapolis with Janzen Schroeder Ag Law, on this episode of Ag Law Today.  We are talking all things renewable energy.  You can listen to the podcast on YouTube here.

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Episode 47 of Ag Law Today: Farm Succession Stories

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In this episode of Ag Law Today, hear me interview Brian Schaumburg on farm succession planning on this episode of Ag Law Today.   Don’t forget to subscribe to Ag Law Today on YouTube so you don’t miss a beat.  You can watch this episode or other episodes of Ag Law Today (via Purdue University Extension). More info on Ag …

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Episode 46 of Ag Law Today: Livestock Confinement Laws

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I loved this episode of Ag Law Today featuring Beth Rumley with the National Agriculture Law Center.  Hear us speak about livestock animal confinement laws here. Please subscribe on YouTube so you never miss a beat!

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