Would Love a Shout-Out in the Best of the Barns Competition

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Ranch House Designs, Inc. recently announced that it is taking recommendations for its innagural Best of the Barns Competition. Each day it will be asking for recommendations for one of its many categories via its Facebook page.  You can also email recommendations to kc@ranchhousedesigns.com. Last year, I was the lucky winner of the Best Agriculture Lawyer.  Huge thanks goes to …

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Would Love Your Recommendation for the ABA Blawg 100

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To my beloved readers… It’s that time of year again when the American Bar Association (“ABA”) is searching for the best 100 law blogs (“blawgs”).  Last year, I made the coveted list and would love to do again.. but can only do so with your help.  If you are a fan of this Food, Farm & Family Law Blog please …

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Estate Planning Isn’t Just For the Elderly

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Let’s face it.  Estate planning is easy to push off.  What’s another week… another month… another year… another five years… After all, I’m healthy.  My spouse is healthy.  We don’t have kids.  We don’t have a lot of assets.  I don’t care if what-little-I-do-have follows the rules of intestacy (i.e., the “default rules” if you die without a Last Will …

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Three Years and the Fun Keeps Coming…

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Happy Third Year Anniversary to this blog!  Seems like just yesterday I was writing this second year anniversary post.  Time flies when you are having fun!  It’s been an exciting third year of this blog.  Here are a few highlights: 1.  This law blog (“blawg”) made the American Bar Association’s (“ABA”) Top 100 Blawg list.  Nominations for 2012 are right …

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My Presentation on Drafting Farm Partnership Agreements

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Last fall I spoke at the American Agriculture Law Association (“AALA”) 32nd Agriculture Law Symposium on partnership agreements for farms and ranches.  Although there is likely a better choice of entity, general partnerships are common among the agriculture community and easily overlooked when there is a good relationship among the partners (or family members). Even so, I highly recommend memorializing …

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I’m German. We Like Extra Letters. It’s RinckerLaw not RinkerLaw

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Poor Julie Rinker in Texas has been receiving emails to sent to cari@rinkerlaw.com – she has thankfully forwarded them my way.  Please remember that I have a “C” before the “K”.  And remember that I spell my name Cari – not Carrie. Email me at cari@rinckerlaw.com. Thanks!  And have a great weekend.  I’ll be at the Yankees v. Mets game …

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More Than a Handshake: Some Thoughts on Farm Leases

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I make no secret on this blog that I believe farmers and ranchers should make sure to get contracts in writing, including farm or ranch leases.  I want to stress that this is just as important for a family farm where the Landlord and Tenant may be family members.  Even if the Landlord and Tenant are different entities (with the …

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5 State Approaches for Using Animal Societies to Enforce Animal Cruelty Statutes

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As I have noted in this blog on several occasions, duly incorporated animal societies in the State of New York have the authority to search and seize livestock.  This article does a nice job illustrating the five state law approaches with using animal societies to enforce livestock animal cruelty laws. Ordinary Rights The majority of states have this approach.  In …

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Animal Law Mediation

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I was recently asked whether I handle animal law mediation.   And the answer is, “why yes I do.”  I am a previous member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Animals in the Law, New Jersey State Bar Association Committee on Animal Law, and the New York Lawyers’ Association Committee on Animal Law.  I have also had …

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Will be Presenting at the 2012 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit

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I will be speaking at the 2012 Animal Agriculture Alliance (“AAA”) Stakeholders Summit next month in Washington, D.C. on livestock animal welfare law.  More specifically, I will be presenting on May 3rd  during the “Legal Workshop” part of the program. The title of the presentation is “When Activists Come Calling – Know Your Rights.”  I will give an overview of …

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So What Exactly is this Mediation Thing?

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I have been blogging lately about mediation – but what is it exactly?  Mediation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) and is sharply different than arbitration.  A mediator does not make the decision about the outcome of the case; instead, the parties (and their attorneys, if applicable) work toward a solution together.  The mediator helps to facilitate this …

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Types of Farm Leases: Cash-Rent vs. Crop-Share

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Happy Friday!  Last week, I stumbled across Rusty Rumley’s powerpoint presentation on “Agricultural Contracts and the Leasing of Land.”  Rusty does a great job giving an overview of the building blocks.  He’s a great teacher — he was one of my instructors in this agriculture law course last year— and I suggest looking at his presentation along with other useful …

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