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Newsletter articles from 2006

Attorney questionnaire January 2006
Coexistence failures and damage control: An initial look at genetically engineered rice By A. Bryan Endres and Justin G. Gardner November 2006 Riceland Foods, the nation’s largest rice cooperative, alerted Bayer CropScience (Bayer) in June 2006 of its discovery of genetically engineered rice in the 2005 rice harvest. Shortly thereafter, Bayer confirmed this finding and reported the results to USDA.
Conservation easements: Smart growth or sprawl promotion? By Jesse J. Richardson Jr. December 2006 This article attempts to briefly summarize some of the land use planning issues arising from perpetual conservation easements.
Federal court strikes down Nebraska corporate farming law By Roger A. McEowen and Neil E. Harl April 2006 The following articles originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of the AGRICULTURAL LAW UPDATE published by the American Agricultural Law Association.
IRS revises Form 706 November 2006 With thanks to a long time contributor and former Chairman, Paul Meints, we learn of recent action by the Internal Revenue Service that may have an impact on those of us who do estate planning, probate or tax work. —jmollet
ISBA newsletter authors can receive CLE program discounts January 2006 The ISBA announces its new newsletter article authors CLE discount program. Program rules provide that during the 2005-2006 publishing year, the author of a published substantive ISBA newsletter article of at least 500 words can receive a non-transferable discount certificate redeemable for a 20 percent discount off the tuition for an ISBA-sponsored CLE program of their choice with a limit of five such discount certificates for the publishing year.
Making farm leases compatible with the division of USDA farm program payments between landlord and tenant By Donald L. Uchtmann August 2006 This brief note summarizes a two-page article available online from the farmdoc Web site. (http://www.farmdoc.uiuc.edu/legal/articles/ALTBs/ALTB_06-01/ALTB_06-01.pdf).
Selling food in the European Union By Lynne R. Ostfeld August 2006 The following article is 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 January 2006 The following article is reprinted from the ISBA's Real Estate Law Section newsletter, November, 2005 Vol. 51, No. 2.