Ask Ruth: How do you Terminate an Oral Farm Lease in Illinois?

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For years you and your tenant farmer have been working under an oral agreement regarding the farming of your real property. Now, for whatever reason, you need to terminate that agreement. How do you do this? Under Illinois law, farmland leases are subject to very specific rule. Whether leased on a crop share, livestock share, cash rent, or hybrid basis, …

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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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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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Episode 33 of Ag Law Today: Do’s and Don’ts of Leases feat. Rusty Rumley

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Loved this candid conversation with Rusty Rumley with the National Agriculture Law Center on this episode of Ag Law Today.  We are talking the Do’s and Don’ts of Leases concerning agriculture including farm leases.

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Overview of Farm Leases

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For farmers purchasing land is not always an option or the best option for their purpose. In those cases, leasing land may be a better option. For leasing land, there are multiple options: 1. Cash-Rent Leases: A cash rent lease is where the tenant usually pays a fixed dollar amount in rent and it may be modified based on crop …

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Lawline Presentation: Overview of Common Agriculture Contacts

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<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>   Here is the video of the presentation that I gave to Lawline this past summer on an Overview of Common Agriculture Contracts.  You can download the slides and the presentation materials that go along with this presentation and get Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credits (for you lawyers out there) via Lawline here.  This …

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Happy 7th Birthday to Rincker Law!

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Rincker Law, PLLC is 7 years old!  With each anniversary of my law practice, I like to reflect on the previous year.   Ruth has been my right hand girl for a few years now but Ravi Cattry joined the team a year ago.  It’s been great having these two ladies a part of the firm’s growth over the years. …

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Outline Giving Overview Common Agriculture Contracts

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You can download my substantive outline discussing a few of the major contractual issues that affect production agriculture on my JD Supra page here. The outline discusses a myriad of contracts issues including: agriculture production contracts, purchase agreements (for land, livestock and farm equipment), leases (for land, livestock and farm equipment), special contracts (e.g., custom feeding arrangements, embryo transfer contracts, …

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My Presentation on Farm Leases

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  I gave a presentation last Thursday at Lawline on Farm Leases.  My powerpoint presentation can be viewed below.  It discusses:  (1) general considerations with farm leases, (2) active vs. passive income (and why it matters!), (3) types of farm leases, (4) lease provisions, (5) price/rent negotiation, and (6) a few other types of leases used on farming operations. [slideshare …

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Lawline Presentation on Farm Leases

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I will be presenting live tomorrow at 3:30pm ET giving an “Overview of Farm Leases.”  The webinar will last for 1 hour.  Recording will be available later via Lawline and Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit is available.  For a sneak preview, check out my outline available via JD Supra here.

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