Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Agricultural Law

Selling food in the European Union By Lynne R. Ostfeld International and Immigration Law, July 2006 A summary of a project to provide advice to Illinois farmers wishing to engage in value added work by selling a ready-to-eat meal in the European Union.
The Series LLC: new Illinois law provides avenue for asset protection By Ted M. Niemann and Melinda S. Madison Agricultural Law, January 2006 The following article is reprinted from the ISBA's Real Estate Law Section newsletter, November, 2005 Vol. 51, No. 2.
2005 legislation amends Criminal Trespass and Aggravated Battery statutes By Donald L. Uchtmann Agricultural Law, November 2005 Public Act 94-512, effective January 1, 2006, amends the Criminal Trespass to Property statute, 720 ILCS 5/21-3.
Crop insurance: A tool for managing your farmer-clients’ risk By Donald L. Uchtmann Agricultural Law, November 2005 Professor Uchtmann's reference below to the “farmdoc” Web site (http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu) can lead you to a vast amount of information from the University of Illinois, Professor Uchtmann and his colleagues.
Landlord’s lien upon crops: Back to the future—UCC1 filing requirement abandoned effective August 21, 2002 By Donald L. Uchtmann, James R. Grebe, and D. K. Banner Agricultural Law, January 2003 Public Act 92-0819, effective August 21, 2002, eliminates the requirement to file a UCC1 with the Secretary of State to give the Landlord's Lien priority over agricultural liens and perfected security interests.
Recent developments in the law of agricultural biotechnology By Donald L. Uchtmann Agricultural Law, November 2002 This article highlights selected topics from "Legal Issues in Biotechnology: A Farmer's Perspective" presented by the author on April 29, 2002 as part of Law of the Prairie, a continuing legal education program of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Estate planning update for 2002—something old… something new…something borrowed… something blue By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, September 2002 Budgetary problems at both the national and state levels in the past and perhaps (probably?) again in the future make it difficult to predict what will happen in the future.
Using defined survey terms in farmland purchase agreements By Kenneth R. Eathington Agricultural Law, May 2002 Often times buyers and sellers will negotiate, as a condition of a contract for the purchase of farmland, the delivery of a survey.
Using the Illinois Landlord’s Lien After June 30, 2001 By Donald L. Uchtmann and D. K. Banner Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, March 2002 Having a financially stable tenant with a solid reputation for being an excellent farmer is among the best ways to assure that a farmland owner will collect rent.
Using the Illinois landlord’s lien after June 30, 2001 By Donald L. Uchtmann and D. K. Banner Agricultural Law, November 2001 Having a financially stable tenant with a solid reputation for being an excellent farmer is among the best ways to assure that a farmland owner will collect rent.
Agriculture education in Illinois— a call to action for members By Michael Massie Agricultural Law, May 2001 Illinois has more than 75,000 farms, covering 28.1 million acres of land, and is the number one production state in the nation in soybeans, producing 400 million bushels... enough to fill 113,700 railroad box cars, forming a train that would stretch from Peoria to Boston.
Foot and mouth disease prevention efforts in Illinois By Cynthia I. Ervin Agricultural Law, March 2001 Farmers overseas are currently experiencing an epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Agriculture Law Section Council nominates Al Bock as Laureate By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, November 2000 The Agricultural Law Section Council unanimously recommends Professor C. Allen Bock for Laureate Designation status.
Offer and acceptance for sale of farmland By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, November 2000 The sale of residential real estate in Illinois typically starts from a Purchase Agreement or an Offer and Acceptance that has some standardization for that particular county's norms
Practice aid for deed preparation By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, November 2000 Preparing deeds for clients is a common event for nearly every member of the Agricultural Law Section.
Crop share rental arrangements and sample lease By Paul A. Meints Agricultural Law, March 2000 The following Crop Share Lease with provisions for cattle has its origin in the Cooperative Extension's form that was developed many years ago, being updated for items and farming practices that have changed in the interim and which, in it's author's opinion, are outdated or missing in the older format.