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Insuring Your Business - December 2013: Is That Covered? Food Recall Claims

Insurance Premiums represent the third or fourth highest business expenses for most food manufacturers and distributors. But, even with all of those premium expenses, many food producers and distributors find that their food...more

Wisconsin Appellate Court Holds Manure Not a Pollutant

In its recent decision in Wilson Mutual Ins. Co. v. Falk, 2013 Wisc. App. LEXIS 1031 (Wis. App. Dec. 11, 2013), the Court of Appeals for Wisconsin had occasion to consider whether cow manure generated at a dairy farm...more

Crop Insurance Considerations And Common Mistakes

With federal crop insurance now available to Michigan tart cherry growers and with other farmers considering or reconsidering crop insurance following adverse weather conditions in recent years, it is important to understand...more

Michigan Tart Cherry Growers Gain Access To Federal Crop Insurance

In response to Michigan's devastating 2012 cherry crop, Senator Debbie Stabenow recently led the charge to gain Michigan tart cherry growers access to purchase federal crop insurance for the first time ever. Insurance was...more

Lease Agreements: Balancing Risk and Reward

Leasing a horse can be a great way to experience “owning” a horse without the full investment of purchasing a horse and taking on responsibility for the long-term costs of horse ownership. ...more

Health Tax Hammers Small Business

A prominent member of the agriculture community wants to see part of the so-called Obamacare health care reform package thrown out, saying it will cause undue hardship on small business owners, notably farmers....more

Can Our Association Do That? FCA Adopts New Rule for Farm Credit Subsidiaries

The Farm Credit Administration has adopted a new final rule governing the ownership and use of unincorporated business entities (UBEs) by Farm Credit System institutions. It applies to investments by System institutions in...more

Even If You Can't Insure The End Of Days, You Can Insure Some Of The Effects Of Climate Change

Today is the day the world ended. But it didn’t. The spin put by some on the Mayan calendar didn’t pan out and the world continued. Here in Baltimore we didn’t buy into the predictions, but just in case, we went looking...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - Fall 2012

In This Issue: - 1 Farmers and commercial motor vehicle regulations - 4 Aflatoxin and the insured farmer - 5 Do you need a CDL for your recreational vehicle? - 6 McAfee & Taft’s Agricultural Real Estate...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC Agriculture & Equine Industry Newsletter - November 2012: Aflatoxin and the insured farmer

Aflatoxin, the toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxin fungus, is a threat well known by corn farmers across the country. This olive-green or gray-green collection on kernels typically develops in corn, particularly drought-stressed...more

Insuring Your Business -- October 2012

In This Issue: - What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster Hits? - Farm Odors and Coverage Issues Arising from “Pollutant” Property Damages. Excerpt from What Law Applies When A Flood-Related Disaster...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC Agriculture & Equine Industry Newsletter - July 2012: The Equal Access to Justice Act - A valuable tool for...

Many farmers are all too familiar with the Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) role in administering the federal crop insurance program. In addition to promulgating regulations, drafting policies, and issuing bulletins affecting...more

Brighter Future for Veterinary Malpractice Claims

Published on the National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (CLE) website on January 3, 2012, as part of Michael Kaiser's ongoing Animal-Law blog. ...more

McAfee & Taft AgLINC - February 2012

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: - 1 Full Circle: A lawyer’s story of returning to the family farm - 4 When livestock stray - 5 What every farmer needs to know about the crop insurance appraisal process - 6 FREQUENTLY ASKED...more

Interview Agrarisch Magazine januari 2012

Een interview in het Agrarisch Magazine van Cunningham Lindsey, januari 2012...more

Recovering Attorney Fees in Crop Insurance Disputes with the Risk Management Agency: The Equal Access to Justice Act in NAD...

Agricultural Law Update - Volume 28, Number 4 - November 2011 Purchasers of federally reinsured crop insurance policies often find themselves at odds with the actions of the Risk Management Agency (the “RMA”), the arm of...more

McAfee & Taft: AgLINC: Agriculture & Equine Industry Legal Information News & Commentary - March 2010

Inside This Issue: 2 Landowner considerations when negotiating wind energy leases 3 Avoiding pitfalls associated with crop insurance 3 DOL issues rule change for workers on farms 4 Do you need to update your estate...more

Agritourism: Legal considerations

Article speaks of legal considerations that should be take into account by farmers and ranchers thinking of expanding their current business into agritourism or agri-entertainment. ...more

Protecting Your Intellectual Property With Litigation Insurance by John Kenney and Jeff Todd

This Article first appeared in the Agricultural Law Update, July 2008. American agriculture defines progress through invention. In the 1830s, over 250 man hours were required to farm five acres of wheat. Today, through...more

Risk Management Agency's Inconsistent Practices Cost Farmers by Jeff Todd and Spencer Smith

This Article first appeared in The Agricultural Law Update, March 2008. The Risk Management Agency (RMA), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture that administers the government’s federally reinsured...more

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