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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 and 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.
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.
Some dangers to your client’s continuing right to receive federal farm payments and benefits By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, February 2018 Compliance with the 'sodbuster' and 'swampbuster' rules within the 2014 Farm Bill is required for some federal subsidies, therefore necessitating an understanding of such rules.
Websites, newsletters, and information of interest By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, February 2018 A list of resources that you may find helpful in your practice.
The Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification Act By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, January 2018 Family farmers seeking bankruptcy protection are often surprised by the need to pay capital gains taxes upon the sale of farming assets (land and/or equipment) which are sold as part of the reorganization process.
Crop share leases making a comeback? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, August 2017 As the historically high sale prices of farmland has softened in many areas, landlords are considering other lease options and show a renewed interest in the crop share lease. Here are a few issues to consider.
2017 rural ramblings and thoughts By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, June 2017 Data and general information that may be of use to agricultural law practitioners.
What constitutes a gift of farm land? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Trusts and Estates, June 2017 The recent opinion of Jackson v. DBR Jackson partnership, et al., presented an unusual question: is a parent’s adding a party to a contract for deed as a purchaser sufficient to vest that party with an interest in or title to that property?
Understanding USDA microloans and how clients might benefit By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2017 The microloan program might be a good alternative for many clients looking to obtain a small loan in short order for a specific purpose.
What constitutes a gift of farm land? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, May 2017 The recent opinion of Jackson v. DBR Jackson partnership, et al., presented an unusual question: is a parent’s adding a party to a contract for deed as a purchaser sufficient to vest that party with an interest in or title to that property?
The J51 non-commercial driver’s license By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, April 2017 A new driver’s license is available to the farmers of Illinois— the J51.
Animal welfare topics at the forefront By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2017 There have been a couple of developments on the animal welfare front recently, one by the United Nations and the other from the USDA.
Where is agriculture, and therefore agricultural law, headed? By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, March 2017 A look at the results of a recent USDA study that may possibly predict what legal issues we might need to be prepared for in the future.
New source for agricultural information By Jeffrey A. Mollet Agricultural Law, February 2017 Editor Jeff Mollet shares a new alternative to the now-defunct Farmpolicy.com Web site.

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