Episode #2 of Ag Law Today: Employment Contracts

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Podcast #2 of “Ag Law Today” is now live!  Listen to MMA Lawyer, David Fish, talk about employment law contracts.  David had a great common sense approach to life and business.  Hear his words of wisdom here.

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Wanna Catch-Up on My Old Podcasts?

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So the cat is out of the bag –  I will be starting a new podcast soon with Purdue University Extension called “Ag Law Today”.  In preparation of entering this new podcasting, I have compiled my old appearances on podcasts.  You can view it here.  Happy listening and stay tuned for more info on Ag Law Today!

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Lawline Presentation on the Veterinary Feed Directive

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I gave a presentation a few weeks ago on the Veterinary Feed Directive via Lawline. You can listen to the video below; however, if you would like to get a copy of my presentation materials (and get CLE credits for you lawyers!) then please register with Lawline here. I break this presentation into 2 parts:  (1) I review the background …

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Overview of Agriculture Production Contracts

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An agriculture production contract is an agreement where a producer agrees to raise a commodity in a manner established by the contractor and to deliver the commodity to the contractor while the contractor agrees to pay the producer in return.  A commodity can include livestock, raw milk, and crops. Livestock may include beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, and swine, while …

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Livestock Purchase Agreements

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Purchasing livestock can be a complicated process, particularly when it comes to the agreement. Before signing a purchase agreement for livestock, whether commercial or seedstock, there are certain terms that should be included. For commercial livestock purchase agreements, the following terms should be part of agreement: Description of Animals: The type of animal to be purchased and description of the …

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Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Struck Down

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“Ag gag” refers to anti-whistleblower statutes that prohibit employees from taking pictures and recording video illustrating alleged cruelty to animals, food safety issues, and/or poor working conditions, during the farming process and/or restrict people such as activist and undercover journalists from obtaining illegal access (commonly through job application fraud) onto agricultural operations for this same purpose.  I spoke on “Ag …

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Panel Discussion on Sustainable Animal Agriculture

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Busy month with speaking engagements!  I will be heading down to the Lone Star state to moderate a panel at the 2015 Texas A & M Law School Law Review “Farm to Table Symposium” on sustainable animal agriculture in Ft. Worth Texas. Panelists include Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Beth Rumley, and Jim Bradbury. For those of you who are in Texas or …

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Presentation on the Veterinary Feed Directive

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I’m speaking tomorrow in a livestock salebarn located in Maryville, Missouri to United Producers on the Veterinary Feed Directive (“VFD”) – the second rule was published in June 2015 and become effective this October. This presentation gives a brief overview of antibiotic regulation and then delves into VFD. Overview of the Veterinary Feed Directive from Cari Rincker

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Save the Date: Ag Law Webinar Series at Lawline

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Save the dates for several upcoming agriculture law webinars at Lawline in Lower Manhattan.  I will be giving live presentations for those of you around New York City.  The recordings can be viewed afterwards.  Each are 1 hour presentations worth 1 Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) credit in New York (CLE credits available in other states) Survey of Legal Issues Affecting …

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Some Thoughts on Bull Partnership Agreements

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Are you going *in* on a bull partnership?  Getting a written bull partnership agreement is a way to help ensure that everyone is on the same page.  Here are some thoughts for a bull partnership agreement. 1.  Who are the original business partners and ownership shares? 2.  Will unanimous or majority consent be required if a partner decides to sell …

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What to Buy For Your Favorite New York Farmer or Food Entreprenuer

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Happy Black Friday!  After hitting the sales today, I would love for you to consider my book as a potential gift for your favorite New York farmer, agri-business owner or food entrepreneur.  Find it on Amazon.com here.

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