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    • February
      21
      2018
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      A Business, a Way of Life: Representing Family Farms with Financial Problems

      Solving the financial problems of a family farm requires all the skills possessed by good insolvency lawyers as well as an understanding of agricultural business and production, says J. David Krekeler. Helping a family farm business requires knowledge of the various factors and challenges unique to a family farm.

    • January
      26
      2018
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      Remind Farm Clients to ‘Always Stay Humble and Kind’

      Family farm planning often involves more than just financial and tax matters. Often, an understanding of the delicate nature of human relationships is just as or even more important than the “numbers.” Troy Schneider examines the quality of humility in family farm planning.

    • December
      21
      2017
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      New Tax Law May Help Distressed Farmers

      A recent change in tax law may help more farmers survive tough financial times, although issues still remain. David Krekeler discusses the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act 2017, and what it means for farmers facing bankruptcy.

    • November
      07
      2017
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      Strategies for Marital Property Agreements in Farm Succession Planning

      Farms, more than ever, have greater amounts of cattle, machinery, equipment, facilities, and land at inflated values; and greater existing debt and greater gross income, but smaller profit margins. As such, a family farm divorce can be devastating to the farm family and its continued viability. Troy Schneider provides strategies to take when drafting marital property agreements that include a plan for farm succession.

    • November
      02
      2017
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      Defining Implements of Husbandry: Recent Revisions by Wisconsin Legislature

      The Wisconsin legislature recently revised its definition of implements of husbandry, to meet changes in agricultural equipment sizes, types, and scales of operation. Roberta Heckes outlines these changes, which involve new weight, height, and length restrictions, as well as lighting and marking requirements.

    • August
      17
      2017
      Agricultural Law and Rural Practice Blog

      Rural Revolution: Is the Future So Bright Ag Lawyers Should Wear Shades?

      Generational, technological, and policy changes ahead for agriculture in the U.S. mean attorneys serving rural clients are in a unique position to affect the future of rural America and agriculture worldwide. Nancy Trueblood talks about why the future is bright for lawyers in agriculture law

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