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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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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7 Issues to Address in Your Grazing Lease Agreement

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What is a Grazing Lease?  A grazing lease is an agreement between a landowner (the “lessor”) and a livestock owner (the “lessee”) where the landowner agrees to let the livestock owner graze livestock on his or her land in exchange for cash rent.  Given the number of potential factors at play, a grazing lease agreement can quickly turn into a …

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Why Your Family Farm Needs a Lawyer

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There are a number of legal issues facing farmers on a daily basis. An attorney experienced in all areas of farm law can help guide farmers away from the potential pitfalls running a farm entails. Some of the ways a farm lawyer can help you set up your farm for success include: Estate and Succession Planning Setting up business structures …

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Episode 55 of Ag Law Today: Personal Injury Considerations for Farmers and Ranchers

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I am so appreciative of the opportunity to speak to quality professionals like Zach Anderson and Josh Rohrschieb with BRE Law.  Hear us discuss personal injury considerations for farmers and ranchers on this episode of Ag Law Today. Please don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube so you don’t miss a beat.  You can also follow Rincker Law on YouTube here. 

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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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