In this episode, Paul discusses what a landowner should do after experiencing pesticide drift damage. A landowner should contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture to report the damage and allow the state to begin an investigation. The landowner should also begin to develop documentation related to the drift damage. Finally, the landowner would have options on how to recover damages. Materials discussed in this episode:
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal court ruling in Utah holding Utah’s “ag-gag” law violates the U.S Constitution. This marks the second time a federal district court has found a state’s ag-gag law unconstitutional We are currently waiting on appeals in the first decision and it is likely Utah would appeal this ruling as well. Because of the issues with constitutionality, Paul discusses other options that producers have available to them. Materials discussed in this episode:
In this episode, Paul discusses a how to get paid for custom services, such as harvesting and swathing. A few states have laws that create automatic liens in the crop harvested or swathed and baled. But the majority of states offer custom operators no automatic lien. In those states, custom operators should consider developing a standard contract to use to help the operator get paid. Materials discussed in this episode:
In this episode, Paul discusses a publication he is working on that highlights questions you should ask a potential attorney. Interviewing potential attorneys helps you understand who you will work best and limit some issues down the road.
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.
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.
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.