Interview with M.A. Granovsky, Author of “Poison Pill”

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I recently got a chance to interview Maria Granovsky, the author of Poison Pill.  Maria is a patent litigator here in New York City.  Like every area of the law, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, and copyrights) very much affects the food and agriculture industry.  This book gives an inside look at patent litigation, from a big firm perspective. Maria uses her …

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For You Iowa Folks – Recommended Agriculture Law Book

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I recently finished reading Pat Dillon‘s book titled “Field Manual:  Iowa Farmer’s Guide to Legal Issues.”  It’s a great book and covers all the basics ranging from contract law, crop insurance, estate planning, farm leases to bankruptcy.  Dillion is a good writer breaking down complicated legal concepts. The Kindle version is only $5.00 from Amazon.   I give the book …

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Fixing “Broken Windows” On Your Farm: The Little Things That Make a Big Difference

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Last week I finished the book “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell (admittedly, while I was laying on a beach over Memorial Day weekend).  I read “Outliers” last summer and “Blink” several years go and I think Gladwell’s books make for a thought-provoking quick read.  The premise of the book is about how the “little things” can make a big difference …

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Helping Your Children Survive a Divorce

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I recently came across this Parent’s Handbook from the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program.  If you are currently going through a divorce or separation with children, I recommend reviewing the handbook.  I especially liked the section in the handbook when it talks about the emotional effects of children in different age groups. I am not a parent …

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Ag Book Club: Farmer Jane

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I recently read the book Farmer Jane:  Women Changing the Food We Eat.  If you have read the book and are interested in having an online discussion, please email me at  I would like to have a video conference via Skype or WebEx sometime in August. It is a fairly short book and an easy read. You can order …

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What Is On My Bookshelf: Ag Book Club

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It’s been quite a while since my last Ag Book Club discussion.  If you are a new reader to this blog, I got the idea a year ago to finally get organized and read the literature discussing or criticizing the U.S. food and agriculture industry in some way.  We discussed the movie Food Inc., and the books Omnivore’s Dilemma, Eating …

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