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Jun 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...


May 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.

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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.

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