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State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part Three

In the past two years or so, as discussed in the first article of this seven-part series, the issue of restricting...

Displaying the Data: Online AFIDA Database To Be Established

In December 2022, Congress passed a $1.7 trillion spending package for FY23 known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (“CAA”), which...

State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part Two

In the past two years or so, as discussed in the first article of this six-part series, the issue of restricting...

State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part One

Ownership of U.S. land, specifically agricultural lands, by foreign persons or entities has been an issue that traces to the origins...

Congressional Considerations on Amending AFIDA

Over the past few years, federal and state lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land. While...

Answering to AFIDA: Reporting Requirements of Foreign Agricultural Land Investments

Over the past few years, federal and state lawmakers have become increasingly concerned about foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land. While...

Congressional Considerations on Restricting Foreign Investments in U.S. Agriculture

Over the past decade, foreign investments in agricultural land have grown. At the start of 2021, foreign persons held an interest...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: Enforcement of the FAD Requirement

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

Premium Assistance for Producers Transitioning to Organic Production

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) established a new program known as the Transitional and Organic Grower Assistance (“TOGA”)...

California’s Attempt to Restrict Foreign Agricultural Land Investments

Recently, California’s state legislature passed a bill (SB 1084) that is aimed at restricting foreign ownership of agricultural land within the...

Ag & the IRA: Debt Relief and Financial Assistance Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

In August 2022, Congress passed a $739 billion spending package known as the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) of 2022. Of the...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: FCIC Insurance Policy Interpretations

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

Procedures: Precedent and the U.S. Court System

The legal system within the United States is made up of federal and state courts that resolve legal disputes and interpret...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: Overpaid Indemnities and Program Ineligibility

Many agricultural producers across the nation obtain insurance coverage for the commodities they produce through the Federal Crop Insurance Program (“FCIP”)....

Checking In on Crop Insurance: FCIC Final Rule Amends Common Crop Insurance Policy

There are instances where certain provisions of the federal crop insurance program (“FCIP”) policy make it difficult for certain agricultural producers...

Checking In on Crop Insurance: Revising Provisions of the Policy

There are instances where the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (“FCIC”) revises the basic provisions of the Federal Crop Insurance Program (“FCIP”)...

Fifth Circuit Rules SEC Administrative Proceedings Unconstitutional

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling on May 18, 2022, vacating an administrative decision...

Lending for Livestock, Credit for Crops: Strict Foreclosure

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

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”)....