Section Newsletter Articles on Agricultural Law
Recent developments in the law of agricultural biotechnology
, 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.
Using the Illinois Landlord’s Lien After June 30, 2001
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.
Agriculture education in Illinois— a call to action for members
, 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.
Offer and acceptance for sale of farmland
, 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
, 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
, 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being updated for items and farming practices that have changed in the interim and which, in it's author's opinion, are outdated or missing in the older format.