Episode 44 of Ag Law Today: Renewable Energy on the Farm

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Loved this conversation with Todd Janzen, an agriculture lawyer based in Indianapolis with Janzen Schroeder Ag Law, on this episode of Ag Law Today.  We are talking all things renewable energy.  You can listen to the podcast on YouTube here.

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Episode 44 of Ag Law Today: Renewable Energy on the Farm

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Loved this conversation with Todd Janzen, an agriculture lawyer based in Indianapolis with Janzen Schroeder Ag Law, on this episode of Ag Law Today.  We are talking all things renewable energy.  You can listen to the podcast on YouTube here.

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Presentation on Common Agriculture Contacts

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[slideshare id=64362431&doc=overviewofcommonagriculturecontracts-7-25-16-160725160412] I will be going through the above presentation for a live webcast this Thursday at 3:30pm ET via Lawline.  The recording will be available soon after my presentation via Lawline. You can register for the live webcast here. In this presentation, I will be discussing a few of the major contractual issues that affect production agriculture including agriculture production …

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New York Agriculture Liens: Truckman’s Lien

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Under Section 187 of NY Lien Law, every person or entity engaged in “carting or trucking property shall have a lien upon such property and may retain such portion of the property in his possession” to help ensure payment for the truckman or drayman.  See NY Lien Law § 187[1].  Possession of the property is required for this lien.  Please note that …

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New York Agriculture Liens: Lien on Stray Animals

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Under NY Town Law § 310, if a person has any strayed horses, cattle, sheep, swine, goats or other livestock animal upon their property which is not adjoined to the livestock owner’s property (in other words, not your immediate neighbor), then that person may have a lien claim against the stray animals.  The livestock must have caused property damage and the escape of the …

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New York Agriculture Liens: Stableman’s Lien

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Under Section 183 of NY Lien Law, any veterinarian who renders treatment to or boards any dog, cat, or other domestic animal or person keeping a livery stable, boarding stable or pasturing animals has a lien over the animal and any equipment kept and stored in conjunction with the animal, such as a “wagon, truck, cart, carriage, vehicle or harness”.   Possession of this …

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New York Agriculture Liens: Liens for Service of Stallions or Bulls

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Under Section 160 of NY Lien Law, the “owner of a stallion or bull shall have a lien on each mare or cow served together with the foal or calf of each mare or cow from such service, for the amount agreed on at the time of service. . .”  However, said lien will not be able to be enforced if the owner falsely states the …

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New York Agriculture Lien Law: Landlord’s Lien

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A landlord’s lien used to be superior to other creditors’ claims; however, in New York, it does not arise automatically because a landlord-tenant relationship is created.  Landlords who want to retain title to the products of the land against the tenant’s other creditors must explicitly include a provision to that effect in the lease. Both the landlord and tenant should memorialize their …

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New York Agriculture Liens: Background

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The scope of the revised Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) Article 9 is newly expanded to cover the perfection, priority, and enforcement of nonpossessory “Agricultural Liens” in the farm products of those borrowers involved in farming operations. The definition of “agricultural liens” is different than the broader and more general category of “secured interest”. UCC Article 9 does not supersede any existing statutory …

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Outline on Various Local Food Law Issues

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I am a panelist next month in Tennessee and “Agritourism, CSA’s and Direct to Consumer Sales.”  This outline was prepared for this panel. It contains both New York and Tennessee nuances. It discusses statistics re local food from the USDA Census of Agriculture and delves into Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers’ Markets, Agrotourism, Volunteer Farm Labor and Employment Law, On-Farm Poultry Slaughter, …

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