Section Newsletter Articles on Agricultural Law
Remembering the “bundle of sticks” law school reprise
, March 2015
Given the recent flurry of oil and gas leasing, coal mining, pipeline proposals and installation, and now overhead electric transmission issues, many attorneys have or need to rethink their approach to real estate deals and begin to understand the true nature of the interest being sold or purchased.
Is there an Oliver Douglas in the house?
, October 2014
“Right-to-farm” laws have been at least partially successful in defeating claims or chilling litigation by new neighbors against established farming operations, especially those cases relying on nuisance as the cause of action.
Piercing the corporate veil—Should farmers care?
, September 2014
Can the corporate veil be pierced to collect a judgment from a non-shareholder? This question was addressed by the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District in Buckley v. Abuzir.
The Section Council’s focus on “mean seeds”
, October 2013
The Animal Law Section Council resolved in June to explore with appropriate Illinois officials the ultimate question presented by a recent study: Should the “mean seeds” species be banned from future Conservation Reserve Progarm plantings in Illinois?
Conveying farmland subject to CRP contracts
Trusts and Estates
, September 2013
Farms that include land subject to one or more Conservation Reserve Program contracts are routinely bought and sold. Accompanying this article is a form that the author routinely uses, with appropriate modifications depending on the transaction, for the assignment of a CRP contract.