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Newsletter articles from 1999

The agriculture provisions of the 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Bill By Karen R. Krub June 1999 On October 19, 1998, Congress passed H.R. 4328, "Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999."
The agriculture provisions of the 1999 Omnibus Appropriations Bill By Karen R. Krub March 1999 On October 19, 1998, Congress passed H.R. 4328, "Making Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999."
Am I my partner’s keeper? By Mike Drone November 1999 Many farm families are operating as partnerships whether they realize it or not.
The Clean Water Act and the Tulloch Rule By James D. Cottrell March 1999 Maintenance of agricultural surface water drainage improvements has always been of the utmost importance in the state of Illinois, whether performed by individual farmers, or by the many drainage districts which have been formed in the last century.
For what it’s worth By Paul A. Meints June 1999 Tax preparation and attorney-client privilege. The Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (H.R. 2676) enacted section 7525 extending the attorney-client confidentiality privilege to "a federally authorized tax practitioner."
For what it’s worth By Paul A. Meints May 1999 Agricultural outlook for 1999. The Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its May 20, 1999, first forecast of production and prices feels that "large supplies of major U.S. field crops are expected to persist in 1999/2000, with season-average farm prices stabilizing or declining.
Illinois Appellate Court finds Illinois’ Equine Activity Liability Act not applicable to personal injury sustained during recreational riding November 1999 There are 43 states which have some form of Equine Activity legislation, and a number of additional states are currently considering Equine Activity legislation.
Minutes of section council meeting June 1999 The regular meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association's Agricultural Law Section Council was held Thursday, March 18, 1999, at Jumer's Hotel in Bloomington.
Minutes of section council meeting May 1999 The regular meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association's Agricultural Law Section Council was held January 16, 1999, at the Department of Agriculture's office building on the State Fairgrounds.
Mutual drains: rights and responsibilities By James D. Cottrell November 1999 From time to time, practitioners in the agricultural field may be asked by clients to advise them on their rights and responsibilities with regard to drainage facilities which traverse their property or properties owned by any number of other individuals.
No right to partition minerals without complete severance of minerals from surface By Mike Drone November 1999 Due to the long history of coal and oil production in Southern Illinois, when examining land titles in this part of the State it is common to find that all or some of the mineral rights have been severed from the surface rights.
Protection of USDA benefits By James D. Cottrell November 1999 The purpose of this article is to provide information to practitioners to assist them in protecting their clients' USDA benefits.
A survey of federal conservation programs By James D. Cottrell November 1999 In recent years, a number of programs have become available to the agricultural community and others, whose objective is conservation.