Recent Court of Appeals Impacts Hobby Drone Registration

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Photo in image by Mauricio Lima and highlights cattle with a quadcopter hovering over the cattle

In this episode, Paul discusses the recent decision in Taylor v. Huerta.  This case involved FAA’s earlier decision to require all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be registered.  Paul will discuss how this decision could impact agriculture and explain what the recent decision means to others.  Continue reading

More On Ag Leases, This Time with Tiffany Lashmet

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Photo in image by Edwin Remsberg and is of boll of cotton.

Developing a good ag lease is an important tool many of you need to consider developing when leasing farmland.  We are hitting that time of year (June 30th) when Paul likes to remind you that you need to consider if you will give the notice to terminate an ag lease or renew.  In this episode of the podcast, Paul is joined by Tiffany Lashmet of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension to discuss her ag leasing guide. Continue reading

What Makes an Ag Lease an Ag Lease?

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Photo by Edwin Remsberg.  Photo is of foal on UMD campus

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Porter v. Harden, №15–0683, 2017 WL 942845 (Mar. 10, 2017).  In this decision, the Iowa Supreme Court looks at does one horse create a farmland lease?  This decision provides a lot of insight for parties looking to rent farmland and how to make sure the lease provides the protections many states give to farmland leases. Continue reading

Industrial Hemp Still Illegal to Cultivate in Maryland

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Photo in image by Evelyn Simak from wiki commons.  Image is of industrial hemp in the field

In this episode, Paul discusses the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland.  Currently, the General Assembly has directed the Maryland Department of Agriculture to develop a pilot program for research cultivation by an institution of higher education. Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Trim Back My Neighbor’s Tree From My Property?

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Photo in image by Edwin Remsberg.  Photo of is of forest road in Maryland.

This week the podcast returns after a brief hiatus with Paul discussing a frequently asked question: Can I trim tree limbs and other vegetation growing on my neighbor’s property that is impacting my property?  Paul discusses what Maryland law currently allows neighboring landowners to do and not to do (the options are limited to self-help). Continue reading

Help Paul, I Just Inherited Farmland with My Siblings

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Photo in image by Edwin Remsberg.  Photo of two producers talking against a panel in a lot.

A common situation is that siblings inherit farmland through intestacy (dying without a valid will or property outside the will) or a will specifies a quarter interest in the farm to X and the remaining three-quarters to Y. In this episode, Paul covers what happens when you inherit property as tenants in common. Continue reading

State Court Rules State’s Right-to-Farm Law is Unconstitutional As-Applied

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Photo in image by USGS via commons.wikipedia.org.  Photo of hogs in confined facility

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that the state’s right-to-farm law was unconstitutional as applied to a landowner next door to a hog farm.  In this episode, Paul discusses the McIlrath v. Prestage Farms of Iowa, L.L.C. decision. Continue reading