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Newsletter articles from 2007

2006 Agricultual Law Update By Margaret L. van Dijk February 2007 Amends the Open Meetings Act.
2007 General Assembly Agricultural Legislative Update By Paul A. Meints May 2007 Editor’s Note – the following is as of the end of March, 2007, and gives us a good idea of where things stand as this sessions moves forward.
Agricultural Assistance Act of 2007 By Jeffrey A. Mollet October 2007 This article is from the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Web site. 
Agriculture in Congress By Lewis F. Matuszewich May 2007 With the restructuring of Congress, some of us may have lost track of the committee assignments and those legislators who are representing us in the areas that touch upon agriculture.
Does size matter? Homestead and Tenancy by the entirety By Richard F. Bales November 2007 Are there limits to the size and nature of a married couple’s homestead that can be owned as tenants by the entirety?
Estate and gift tax changes for 2007 By Mike Drone February 2007 Only a few changes in the estate and gift tax law go into effect in 2007.
Estate and gift tax changes for 2008 By Mike Drone December 2007 Only a few changes in the estate and gift tax law go into effect in 2008.
Farmland assessments—Where are we and where are we going? By Lindi Kernan July 2007 The following is the second of a two part series addressing farmland assessments.
Farmland assessments—Where are we and where are we going? By Lindi Kernan June 2007 The following is the first of a two-part series addressing farmland assessments.
Grain elevator failures: Can farmers and businesses do anything? By Jeffrey A. Mollet September 2007 Ty-Walk in Illinois. Creston in Iowa. Grain elevator failures are nothing new, and have occurred throughout the past decades.
Greg Bowman, 1954 - 2007 October 2007 It is with great regret we learned of the passing of one of our Section Council members and past Section presidents as a result of a September motorcycle accident. Greg Bowman was a valued member of our profession and a friend to all who knew him.
HHS Launches New Web site on HIPAA Privacy Compliance and Enforcement July 2007 Many of our members engage in estate planning as part of their representation of agricultural businesses and producers.
Memorials for families with minor children By Paul A. Meints September 2007 Normally the memorials selected represent a charitable interest that was important to the person while he or she was alive.
Minimum wage rates June 2007 From the clients need to know file...
Payment eligibility and limitations December 2007 This article is from the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Web site.
A practice pointer for dealing with the Farm Service Agency Power of Attorney By Paul A. Meints September 2007 If you have any farming clients then you are aware of the Farm Service Agency’s push for having all “paperwork” in order.
Proposed Illinois legislation of interest to farmers and small rural communities By Paul A. Meints April 2007 Resource: Illinois General Assembly— http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/default.asp