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Apr 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...

Apr 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:

  • Mason Grahame, Dale Johnson, Catherine Onumajuru, and Paul Goeringer.

Mar 27, 2019

In this episode, Paul provides an update on a case involving Colorado winter wheat producers who requested actual production history yield exclusion in 2015 but the USDA Risk Management Agency denied the request.  The case highlights when USDA potentially has to make new programs available to producers.


Mar 6, 2019

In this episode, Paul revisits the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland.  The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently announced the final regulations for the pilot hemp research program and is accepting applications for the program.

Materials discussed in this episode: 

  • Goeringer,...

Feb 20, 2019

In this episode, Paul discusses the 2019 federal estate tax and gift tax limits and the Maryland estate tax limit.  Each year the federal estate tax limit goes up due to inflation and the federal gift tax is also tied to inflation but does not increase each year.  Maryland's estate tax limit is not tied to...