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Father’s Estate Plan Leaves Many Unanswered Questions Relating to Gifts to On-Farm Heir

2/19/2020
In this episode, Paul uses a court decision out of North Dakota to highlight why updating an estate plan and talking to your family about those updates is important. Materials discussed in this episode: Father’s Estate Plan Leaves Many Unanswered Questions Relating to Gifts to On-Farm HeirFarm Succession and Transition Planning If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or find him on Instagram at @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541. *Editors note: Not...

Duration:00:07:53

Need a New Year’s resolution? Consider a written lease

2/5/2020
In this episode, Paul discusses why you should consider having a written farm lease. Materials discussed in this episode: Need a New Year’s resolution? Consider a written leaseAgricultural Leasing Farm Lease Builder Tool If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or find him on Instagram at @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:07:28

City Ordinances, Scare Guns, and Right-to-Farm Laws

1/22/2020
In this episode, Paul discusses a decision out of Wisconsin involving a town ordinance limiting the use of scare guns by agricultural producers. Materials discussed in this episode: City Ordinances, Scare Guns, and Right-to-Farm LawsUnderstanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul, follow him on Instagram,...

Duration:00:07:39

Maryland Court Rules Poultry Farm Manager Is Co-Employee of Integrator in Workers’ Compensation Case

1/8/2020
In this episode, Paul discusses a Maryland workers' compensation decision involving a poultry farm manager being found to be the co-employee of both the farm owner and Tyson Farms, Inc. Materials discussed in this episode: Maryland Court Rules Poultry Farm Manager Is Co-Employee of Integrator in Workers’ Compensation Case If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul, follow him on Instagram, or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:10:06

2019 Legal Developments in Ag Law with Tiffany Lashmet: A Joint Podcast with Ag Law in the Field

12/12/2019
In this episode, Paul is joined by Tiffany Lashmet from Texas AgriLife Extension to discuss the top legal issues in agriculture for 2019. This is a joint podcast with Ag Law in the Field. Top legal issues discussed in the podcast are: Court of Appeals Finds Indiana Hog Farm Entitled to Right-to-Farm Defense, Upholding Its ConstitutionalityMaryland Court Rules Poultry Farm Manager Is Co-Employee of Integrator in Workers’ Compensation Case Does the Clean Water Act Apply to Groundwater?...

Duration:00:40:45

Long-Term Leases Provide a Valuable Succession Planning Tool as Recent Court Case Highlights

11/20/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a decision out of Iowa involving a long-term lease used as apart of a farm succession plan. Materials discussed in this episode: Long-Term Leases Provide a Valuable Succession Planning Tool as Recent Court Case HighlightsFarm Transitions and Estate Planning page. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul, follow him on Instagram, or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:06:36

Minnesota Agency Should Have Taken into Account Climate Change Impact Before Allowing Dairy to Expand

11/6/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent decision out of Minnesota requiring a state agency to address concerns raised by an environmental group that the agency did not address climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from a dairy expansion raised by the group. Materials discussed in this episode: Minnesota Agency Should Have Taken into Account Climate Change Impact Before Allowing Dairy to Expand (Nov. 3, 2019). If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him...

Duration:00:13:20

New South Wales Considers Right-to-Farm Law and Enhanced Trespass Penalties

10/23/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a proposed right-to-farm and trespass bill in New South Wales, Australia. Paul looks at how this proposed law would compare to U.S. right-to-farm laws. Paul also looks at the increased trespass penalties on farmland. Materials discussed in this episode: New South Wales Considers Right-to-Farm Law and Enhanced Trespass PenaltiesRight to Farm Bill of 2019 If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:12:03

Baltimore City Food Truck Ordinance is Constitutional

10/9/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent opinion from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals finding that Baltimore City's food truck ordinance was constitutional and reversing the circuit court decision. Materials discussed in this episode: Baltimore City Restrictions on Food Trucks Unconstitutional for Vagueness Baltimore City Food Truck Ordinance is Constitutiona If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:09:03

Frequently Updated Questions: Hey, Paul Does Growing Hemp Qualify for the Right-to-Farm Defense?

9/25/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses how a right-to-farm law might apply in a nuisance claim against a hemp grower. Materials discussed in this episode: Frequently Updated Questions: Hey, Paul Does Growing Hemp Qualify for the Right-to-Farm Defense?Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farmers and Commercial Fishing and Seafood Operators Right-to-Farm Law compilation If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu,...

Duration:00:06:58

“Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019” Raises the Aggregated Debt Limit For Chapter 12 Bankruptcies

9/11/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses the debt increases to Chapter 12 bankruptcy that were recently passed by Congress. Some argue that this change is needed based on increasing farm size and increasing land values, but others argue this change could lead to increased lending costs to producers. Materials discussed in this episode: “Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019” Raises the Aggregated Debt Limit For Chapter 12 BankruptciesManagement Tool of Last Resort: Bankruptcy Offers Protections to...

Duration:00:06:40

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland Fencing Law

8/28/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses Maryland's laws on fencing livestock in and how county codes can modify the state's law. Materials discussed in this episode: Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland Fencing Law If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:13:41

Can I Make a Citizen's Arrest?

8/14/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses when private citizens might have the right to make a citizen's arrest in Maryland. Although it will be discussed you do in limited situations in Maryland have this right, you should never exercise the right. Materials discussed in this episode: Can I Make a Citizen's Arrest? If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul follow me on Instagram @aglawPaul, or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:06:37

Where Are My Syngenta Settlement Payments: Why Have Checks Not Been Issued Yet?

7/31/2019
In this episode, Paul provides an update in the Syngenta settlement in the MIR162 class action lawsuits. Corn growers should hopefully begin to see checks in February 2020. Materials discussed in this episode: Updated: Where Are My Syngenta Settlement Payments: Why Have Checks Not Been Issued Yet?http://cornseedsettlement.com/ If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:07:22

Hiring Practices for Farm Operations: How to Hire the Right Employees

7/17/2019
In this episode, Paul posts the audio from a recent webinar he did covering ag labor issues. Recent high profile animal welfare videos have highlighted issues when employees can cause problems for livestock operations. Many farms should take a moment to review their hiring practices and how they train employees to use generally accepted handling practices that will not harm livestock. This webinar will cover how to properly hire and train employees in a livestock operation to prevent...

Duration:00:35:48

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Overturns Lower Court, Finding Pesticide Ordinance Is Not Preempted by State Law

7/3/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses the appeal in Complete Lawn Care, Inc. v. Montgomery County, that found that Montgomery County's pesticide ordinance was not preempted by state law and over. The ordinance created a new class of pesticides that could only be sold in the county when used on private property and county-owned property for cosmetic purposes. The ordinance contained a number of exemptions including one for agriculture. The Court of Special of Appeals overturned the circuit court's...

Duration:00:08:57

2019 Brings Potential Changes to Hemp Production in Maryland

6/19/2019
In this episode, Paul revisits the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland. The Maryland General Assembly passed HB1123 and signed by Governor Hogan. The new legislation went into effect on June 1, 2019, but we are still waiting on USDA's regulations to see how the state will implement the law. Materials discussed in this episode: 2019 Brings Potential Changes to Hemp Production in Maryland If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet...

Duration:00:11:15

Court of Appeals Finds Indiana Hog Farm Entitled to Right-to-Farm Defense, Upholding Its Constitutionality

5/22/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Himsel v. Himsel, 18A-PL-645, 2019 WL 1758411 (Ind. Ct. App. April 22, 2019). In this decision, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a farm's use of the right-to-farm defense and the constitutionality of the right-to-farm law. Materials discussed in this episode: Court of Appeals Finds Indiana Hog Farm Entitled to Right-to-Farm Defense, Upholding Its ConstitutionalityHimsel v. Himsel, 18A-PL-645, 2019 WL 1758411 (Ind. Ct. App....

Duration:00:10:02

Holdover Tenant Required to Pay Damages to Landlord for Not Leaving Rented Property at the Time the Lease Terminated

4/24/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Schroeder v. Post, No. 3-18-0040, 2019 WL 258091 (Ill. App. Ct. Jan. 18, 2019). In this decision, the Appellate Court of Illinois upholds a verdict providing a landlord with damages caused by a holdover farm tenant. This decision highlights what can happen when a tenant decides to ignore a notice to terminate the agricultural lease in many states. Materials discussed in this episode: Holdover Tenant Required to Pay Damages to...

Duration:00:07:47

Valuing On-Farm Heir’s Sweat Equity Is Complicated and Agreements Should Be Developed to Fairly Compensate On-Farm Heirs

4/10/2019
In this episode, Paul discusses a recent fact sheet that highlights the issues with sweat equity. Sweat equity can develop when family farms fail to take care of the issues early on with a succession plan. Materials discussed in this episode: Valuing On-Farm Heir’s Sweat Equity Is Complicated and Agreements Should Be Developed to Fairly Compensate On-Farm HeirsFarm Transitions and Estate Planning If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or...

Duration:00:10:44