Recent Court of Appeals Impacts Hobby Drone Registration

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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.

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If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

 

More On Ag Leases, This Time with Tiffany Lashmet

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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.

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If you have questions for Tiffany, you can email him at Tiffany.DowellLashmet@ag.tamu.edu or tweet him at @TiffDowell.  You can email me at lgoering@umd.edu or tweet me at @aglawPaul.  Feel free to send thoughts on other podcasts to me as well.

 

What Makes an Ag Lease an Ag Lease?

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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.

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If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Help Paul, I Just Inherited Farmland with My Siblings

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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.

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

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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.

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Ninth Circuit Busy With Decisions Impacting Ag Law

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The Ninth Circuit and the Northern District of California recently issued a trio of decisions related to agricultural law.  In this podcast, Paul provides an overview of those cases and their potential impact.

Cases discussed in this podcast:

  • Anderson v. McCarthy, No. C 16-000068 WHA, 2016 WL 6834215 (N.D. Ca. Nov. 21, 2016).
  • Missouri ex rel. Koster v. Harris, No. 14-17111, 2016 WL 6803046 (9th Cir. 2016).
  • Syngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai, No. 14-16833, No. 14-16848, 2016 WL 6818862 (9th Cir. Nov. 18, 2016)

If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Utilizing a Business Organization Structure on the Farm

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After a week off (sorry Paul messed up on scheduling), the podcast is back with a discussion on business organization structures on the farm.  Paul is joined again by Ashley Ellixson to discuss their publication on various types of business structures and how those structures can be utilized on farms to limit liability and act as a farm succession tool.

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Forms and websites discussed by Ashley are in the resources.

If you have questions, please email Ashley at aellix@umd.edu, tweet her at @Legally_Ashley, or call her at 301-458-5125.  You can also contact me at lgoering@umd.edu or tweet me at @aglawPaul.