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Newsletter articles from 2001

Agricultural Law Section Council meeting revised minutes May 2001 Paul Meints called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.
Agriculture education in Illinois— a call to action for members By Michael Massie 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 March 2001 Farmers overseas are currently experiencing an epidemic of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
Gift splitting can cost OFOBI deduction on 706 By Mike Drone May 2001 The Qualified Family Owned Business Interests deduction allowed by IRC sec. 2057 is available to qualifying estates with farms or closely held businesses
Liability for animal inflicted injury under the Illinois Animal Control Act—what happened to assumption of risk? By Hank Hanna May 2001 At common law an animal owner's primary defense against liability for personal injury caused by an animal was lack of knowledge--a scienter rule.
Miami Tribe lawsuit continues to develop By Barbara Stille May 2001 On June 2, 2000, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma filed suit in Federal District Court in the Southern District of Illinois against landowners in 15 separate counties, including tracts in Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Moultrie, Livingston, Shelby and Vermilion counties.
Providing credit—risk or reward? By Jeffrey A. Mollet November 2001 In today's economy, and especially for agribusinesses, providing credit to customers may be a double-edged sword. Obviously, on one edge rests the theory that the extension of credit may lead to more customers and increased revenues; the other edge is the dangerously sharp side which may lead to unpaid accounts generating collection fees and losses.
Using the Illinois landlord’s lien after June 30, 2001 By Donald L. Uchtmann and D. K. Banner 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.