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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”)....

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...