Crop share leases making a comeback?
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.
Federal court addresses Clean Water Act jurisdiction
The case of Hawkes Co. v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs, which been developing since 2010, represents one of the latest Clean Water Act cases to confront the application of the “significant nexus” test developed by Justice Kennedy in Rapanos v. United States.
Section Council travels to Deere & Company
The ISBA Agricultural Law Section Council recently met at the World Headquarters of Deere & Company in Moline, Illinois, to both address ISBA business and to gain further insight into the current state of agriculture from a new perspective.
What constitutes a gift of farm land?
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?