Articles From Jeffrey A. Mollet

2021 Rural Ramblings and Thoughts By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2021 Musings from the editor, Jeffrey A. Mollet.
Farm Leases for Today’s Agriculture By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, October 2020 As farms have grown, technology has become more prevalent, and farmland owners no longer reside on or are intimately connected with the farm, written leases have become far more common and prevalent in the agriculture space.
‘Right to Farm’ Gaining the Interest of the U.S. Supreme Court? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Real Estate Law, October 2020 Presently, there are a multitude of “right to farm” state court decisions on the books—and Indiana's right to farm statute could be headed to the United States Supreme Court.
‘Right to Farm’ Gaining the Interest of the U.S. Supreme Court? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2020 Presently, there are a multitude of “right to farm” state court decisions on the books—and Indiana's right to farm statute could be headed to the United States Supreme Court.
The Dicamba Roller Coaster Continues By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2020 A recent ninth circuit opinion found that the conditional registration of three dicamba-based herbicides was improperly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Right to Setoff in Bankruptcy: Debtors vs. Farm Service Agency By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2020 An interesting issue as to the right of setoff, or lack thereof, was recently addressed in a farm bankruptcy dispute between husband and wife debtors and the Farm Service Agency.
Hold-Over Farm Tenant Pays Dearly By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2020 The tenancy of farmland is an often misunderstood topic.
Farm Bankruptcy: The Non-Dischargeability of Debts as a Result of False Representations By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, February 2020 The recent case of In re Kurtz once again addressed the issue of the dischargeability of debts in a farm bankruptcy.
Statute vs. Statute: A Landowner’s Potential Liability for ATV Accidents and Injuries By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, February 2020 A summary of the recent appellate case, Jones v. Steck.
Basic Fall Business Planning By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, October 2019 As 2019 winds down, it is a good time for clients to reflect on what the past year has provided and to begin to make business plans for the coming year.
Simple But Major Amendment to Chapter 12 By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2019 In late August, President Trump signed legislation amending Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code, raising the debt limit for potential Chapter 12 debtors.
Trading Farmland for a Vacation Home: Can This Be a Qualified 1031 Exchange? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2019 When dealing with replacement property, care should be taken to make sure that the client's facts and intended use of the replacement property fully meet the requirements of the applicable safe harbor rules.
Is the reference in a financing statement to a security agreement sufficient? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2019 A summary of I80 Equipment, LLC v. First Midwest Bank, in which the court determined whether a UCC-1 financing statement perfects a party’s security interest when that financing statement references a separate security agreement.
The need for a roundup on Roundup? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2019 Roundup has been making news recently, mostly as a result of the large verdicts rendered in litigation alleging the weed killer causes cancer.
Farm leasing: More complex than ever? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Real Estate Law, April 2019 Using a proper written lease to address many of the issues in farm land leases can help avoid potential problems.
Editor’s note By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2019 For those advising agricultural clients, having a better understanding of the agricultural industry and trying to get a handle on the numbers of the business are musts.
IRS 2019 farm tax return due date extended By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2019 The IRS recently announced that standard March 1 deadline for farmers to file a tax return has been extended to April 15, 2019. 
Farm leasing: More complex than ever? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, January 2019 Using a proper written lease to address many of the issues in farm land leases can help avoid potential problems.
Buyer’s premiums and bankruptcy auctions By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, December 2018 In re THR & Associates, Inc. and In re Ruffolo deal with the use of buyer's premiums in auctions held in Chapter 7 bankruptcies.
Lack of spouse’s signature: A problem for perfection? By Jeffrey A. Mollet & Nicole E. Mollet Agricultural Law, October 2018 With the significant and long-term downturn in the agricultural economy, many producers with marginal financial resources are teetering on the edge of collapse. In many instances, a bankruptcy filing will be the result.
Purchase money security interest and equipment purchases By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2018 Most lenders seek a secured position when lending money, and when possible they want a purchase money security interest.
The tariffs and agriculture By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, September 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations.
Get a survey By Jeffrey A. Mollet Real Estate Law, June 2018 A survey is nearly a necessity when agricultural land is to be purchased, and today many lenders will require one before any loan will be funded or approved.
New farm bill: What are the topics of discussion? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Animal Law, June 2018 The House Committee on Agriculture recently approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which will address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers and make investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients.
Punitive damages awarded in North Carolina farm nuisance case By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2018 Agricultural producers in Illinois have recently been successful and defending nuisance litigation under Illinois right to farm laws.
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Agricultural Risk Coverage Program payments in bankruptcy: Whose collateral is it? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2018 The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois recently considered whether debtors acquire rights in their Agricultural Risk Coverage Program payments.
Dicamba “terms and conditions” By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2018 As use of dicamba expands, there have been numerous shifts in policy and procedure.
New farm bill: What are the topics of discussion? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2018 The House Committee on Agriculture recently approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which will address the economic challenges facing farmers and ranchers and make investments in opportunities for SNAP recipients.
Get a survey By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2018 A survey is nearly a necessity when agricultural land is to be purchased, and today many lenders will require one before any loan will be funded or approved.
Judgment for dissolution of farmland partnership upheld By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2018 The recent opinion in Palmer v. Mellen2 illustrates how a family situation can deteriorate even when a written partnership agreement is in place.

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