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Two Class Action Complaints Filed Focused on Monsanto Dicamba Resistant Varieties and New Dicamba

9/20/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses two recently filed class action lawsuits focused damage caused from dicamba drift. The two lawsuits are seeking damages from Monsanto for bringing the Roundup Ready 2Xtend varieties to market before the new dicamba was approved by EPA. Materials discussed in this episode: Arkansas Producers File Class Action Lawsuit Related to Dicamba Drift DamageIs It Negligent to Release a Seed Variety Before the Paired Pesticide is Approved? If you have questions for Paul...

Duration: 00:11:49


When is a Farmer Not a Farmer? Tax Court Case Highlights Complexity in Federal Tax Law

9/6/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent tax court decision, Rutkoske v. Commissioner, that disallowed two brothers from taking 100 percent deduction for a charitable donation of a conservation easement. The brothers, in this case, had income from the sale of the farmland in question and from a sale of the conservation easement. That income did not count towards the gross farm income but towards gross other income. The brothers could only claim 50 percent of the charitable donation....

Duration: 00:12:35


After Experiencing Drift Damage, What Should You Do?

8/23/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses what a landowner should do after experiencing pesticide drift damage. A landowner should contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture to report the damage and allow the state to begin an investigation. The landowner should also begin to develop documentation related to the drift damage. Finally, the landowner would have options on how to recover damages. Materials discussed in this episode: After Experiencing Drift Damage, What Should You Do?Current Legal...

Duration: 00:09:34


Utah’s Ag Gag Law Violates The Constitutional But Producers Still Have Options

8/9/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal court ruling in Utah holding Utah's "ag-gag" law violates the U.S Constitution. This marks the second time a federal district court has found a state's ag-gag law unconstitutional We are currently waiting on appeals in the first decision and it is likely Utah would appeal this ruling as well. Because of the issues with constitutionality, Paul discusses other options that producers have available to them. Materials discussed in this...

Duration: 00:16:35


Frequently Asked Questions: How Do I Get Paid for Services?

7/26/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a how to get paid for custom services, such as harvesting and swathing. A few states have laws that create automatic liens in the crop harvested or swathed and baled. But the majority of states offer custom operators no automatic lien. In those states, custom operators should consider developing a standard contract to use to help the operator get paid. Materials discussed in this episode: Getting Paid For Your Custom Services If you have questions for Paul...

Duration: 00:10:35


Interviewing Attorneys Before You Hire One

7/5/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a publication he is working on that highlights questions you should ask a potential attorney. Interviewing potential attorneys helps you understand who you will work best and limit some issues down the road. Materials discussed in this episode: Finding An Attorney for Your Case Requires Asking the Right Questions If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration: 00:15:44


Recent Court of Appeals Impacts Hobby Drone Registration

6/21/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses the recent decision in Taylor v. Huerta. This case involved FAA's earlier decision to require all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be registered. Paul will discuss how this decision could impact agriculture and explain what the recent decision means to others. Materials discussed in this episode: Court of Appeals Rules That FAA Overstepped Authority When Requiring Hobby Operators to Register UAVs If you have questions for Paul contact him at...

Duration: 00:09:31


More On Ag Leases, This Time with Tiffany Lashmet

5/24/2017
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Developing a good ag lease is an important tool many of you need to consider developing when leasing farmland. We are hitting that time of year (June 30th) when Paul likes to remind you that you need to consider if you will give the notice to terminate an ag lease or renew. In this episode of the podcast, Paul is joined by Tiffany Lashmet of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension to discuss her ag leasing guide. Resources discussed in this episode: Ranchers Agricultural Leasing Handbook: Grazing,...

Duration: 00:24:29


What Makes an Ag Lease an Ag Lease?

4/26/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Porter v. Harden, №15–0683, 2017 WL 942845 (Mar. 10, 2017). In this decision, the Iowa Supreme Court looks at does one horse create a farmland lease? This decision provides a lot of insight for parties looking to rent farmland and how to make sure the lease provides the protections many states give to farmland leases. Materials discussed in this episode: One Old Mare Not Enough to Create Ag Lease, Says One State Court If you have...

Duration: 00:11:35


Industrial Hemp Still Illegal to Cultivate in Maryland

4/12/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland. Currently, the General Assembly has directed the Maryland Department of Agriculture to develop a pilot program for research cultivation by an institution of higher education. Materials discussed in this episode: Industrial Hemp Still Illegal To Cultivate In Maryland If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration: 00:06:05


Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Trim Back My Neighbor's Tree From My Property?

4/5/2017
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This week the podcast returns after a brief hiatus with Paul discussing a frequently asked question: Can I trim tree limbs and other vegetation growing on my neighbor's property that is impacting my property? Paul discusses what Maryland law currently allows neighboring landowners to do and not to do (the options are limited to self-help). Materials discussed in this episode: Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Trim My Neighbor’s Tree Off My Property? If you have questions for Paul...

Duration: 00:07:17


Help Paul, I Just Inherited Farmland with My Siblings

1/25/2017
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A common situation is that siblings inherit farmland through intestacy (dying without a valid will or property outside the will) or a will specifies a quarter interest in the farm to X and the remaining three-quarters to Y. In this episode, Paul covers what happens when you inherit property as tenants in common. Materials discussed in this case: Help, I Just Inherited the Family Farm With My Siblings. Now What? If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him...

Duration: 00:09:55


State Court Rules State's Right-to-Farm Law is Unconstitutional As-Applied

1/18/2017
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The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that the state's right-to-farm law was unconstitutional as applied to a landowner next door to a hog farm. In this episode, Paul discusses the McIlrath v. Prestage Farms of Iowa, L.L.C. decision. Materials discussed in this case: Court of Appeals Finds State’s Right-to-Farm Law is Unconstitutional As Applied Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland's Right-to-Farm Law Right-to-Farm tag If you have questions for Paul contact him at...

Duration: 00:12:44


Ninth Circuit Busy With Decisions Impacting Ag Law

12/14/2016
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The Ninth Circuit and the Northern District of California recently issued a trio of decisions related to agricultural law. In this podcast, Paul provides an overview of those cases and their potential impact. Cases discussed in this podcast: Anderson v. McCarthyMissouri ex rel. Koster v. HarrisSyngenta Seeds, Inc. v. County of Kauai If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration: 00:21:39


Utilizing a Business Organization Structure on the Farm

11/2/2016
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After a week off (sorry Paul messed up on scheduling), the podcast is back with a discussion on business organization structures on the farm. Paul is joined again by Ashley Ellixson to discuss their publication on various types of business structures and how those structures can be utilized on farms to limit liability and act as a farm succession tool. Tools discussed in this podcast: A Family Farm Business Entity in Maryland: What You Need to KnowUsing a Business Organization Structure...

Duration: 00:22:11


Tools Available to Help Set Rental Rates on Farmland

10/19/2016
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With lower crop prices projected to continue for a while, many of you might be renegotiating cash rent or might be a beginning farmer leasing farmland for the first time and curious about tools to help you understand an appropriate rental rate for your situation. In this episode, Paul discusses tools available to help you develop a fair rental rate for you. Tools discussed in this podcast: FairRentLease Agreements Page.AgLease101 If you have questions for Paul contact him at...

Duration: 00:11:57


DC Circuit Court of Appeals Overrules OSHA on Worker Standard Memo

10/12/2016
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In July of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum revising the retail exemption for facilities that would be exempt from safety guidelines established for handling hazardous chemicals. In this episode, Paul provides an overview of the recent decision by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals that overruled this revision. Resources discussed in this episode: Federal Agency Must Follow Proper Process Before Removing Exemption Which Would Impact Large...

Duration: 00:09:37


Liability Issues During Harvest

10/5/2016
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Fires during harvest are not uncommon and sources are many; a bearing can go out or get hot, a pickup’s exhaust pipe, bad wiring, and I’m sure you can give me more examples of how a fire can start during harvest. But what is your potential liability for a harvest fire that spreads to your neighbor’s property? In this episode, Paul covers a court decision from 2015 looking at a negligence claim from a harvest fire. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him...

Duration: 00:09:18


Recent Court Decision Highlights Need to Have Plan to Wind Down Partnership

9/28/2016
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When starting a new business enterprise with friends or family, how to wind the business down upon a falling out, death, or other terminating event are not considered. But how to wind down the business is a critical part of the business. A recent decision by the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland highlights the need for family farm partnerships to have plans on how to wind down the partnership upon the death of a partner. In this episode, Paul walks you through this court decision and...

Freedom of Information Act, Agriculture, and a Recent Eighth Circuit Decision

9/21/2016
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Recently, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in American Farm Bureau v. EPA. This case involved American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council bringing an action in federal court to challenge EPA's decision to find information involving concentrated animal feeding operation operators was not exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. In this episode, Paul walks the audience through the federal district court's decision and the...
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