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Checking In on Crop Insurance: Federal Judge Examines Policy Language on Silage Varieties

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain crop insurance coverage for their planted acreage under the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”)....

Checking In on Crop Insurance: An Overview of the Federal Program

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain crop insurance coverage for their planted acreage under the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”)....

FSA Announces Emergency Aid to Livestock Producers Adversely Impacted by Drought or Wildfire

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is implementing a program to provide aid to certain livestock producers. This...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Distribution of Proceeds

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Protection for Buyers of Farm Products: A Primer on the Federal Farm Products Rule

The Food Security Act of 1985 (“FSA”) established a rule known as the federal farm products rule (codified as 7 U.S.C....

Pandemic Premium Support: USDA Offers Premium Benefit for Planting Cover Crops

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is providing insurance premium benefits to certain producers who planted cover crops...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Considering “Commercial Reasonableness”

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Manner and Methods of a Collateral Sale

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Restricting Foreign Farmland Investments: Alabama’s Proposed Constraints on Foreign Ownership

Recently, an Alabama state lawmaker proposed a bill (S.B. 14) that is aimed at restricting foreign ownership of agricultural land within...

USDA Payments: Relief for Negotiated Hogs

UPDATE: On March 18, 2022, the Farm Service Agency (“FSA”) published a notification to clarify hog eligibility, documentation requirements, and payment...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Notice Requirements for Sale of Collateral

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Taking Possession of Collateral

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: When Default Occurs

Many agricultural producers borrow money to successfully run their operations. Typically, the lender requires the borrower to give a security interest...

An Intervention: Organization Seeks to Defend Minority Debt Relief Program

UPDATE: On December 8, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas denied the Federation’s motion to...

Who Owns the FARM: Foreign Investment in US Agriculture

Over the past decade, foreign investments in agricultural land have grown. At the start of 2020, foreign persons held over 35...

Considering Carbon: Overview of Existing Market Structures

An interest in reducing environmental impacts and achieving climate sustainability is growing significantly within the U.S. government, especially with the Biden...

Pandemic Payments: Aid under Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is implementing a program for livestock and poultry producers who suffered unexpected...

Judge Certifies Two Classes in Lawsuit Challenging Minority Debt Relief Payments

In Miller v. Vilsack, five Texas farmers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its loan...

Proposed Tax Exemption for Community Ag Lenders

A bill was recently introduced in Congress, known as the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act (“ECORA”) of 2021. ECORA...

Judge’s Order Halts Minority Debt Relief Payments

UPDATE: A group of five Texas farmers have filed a class action lawsuit against the USDA (Miller, et al. v. Vilsack, No....