Missouri Courts recently addressed issues relating to the increase in size and weight of farm equipment and resulting problems accessing farmland. As equipment gets larger and heavier, existing easements and roads that have been used for decades often become inadequate to allow farmer’s access to fields.
The Iowa Agricultural Development Division of Iowa Finance Authority is holding eight workshops around the state to educate beginning farmers and military veterans interested in farming about state and federal programs that can help them start or grow their farm business.
The Drake University Agricultural Law Center is providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations interested in Iowa’s soil and water conservation policy to take part in a two-day conference to be held in Des Moines on November 19th and 20th.
Whether you’re a farmer or a landowner, addressing conservation and sustainability in a farm lease can be a tricky subject. Tenants and landlords sometimes choose to ignore issues that they believe may create conflicts in the landlord-tenant relationship.
More than two years ago Sallee v. Stewart made headlines when the Iowa Supreme Court ruled the state’s “recreational use statute” did not apply to a chaperone who was injured while supervising children playing in a barn.
Conservation compliance means complying with the requirements for highly erodible lands (HEL) and wetlands. Farmers who have HEL or wetlands must comply with requirements to be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies and conservation assistance.