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15Sep, 2016

Not So Fast: RMA Continues to Scrutinize New Producer Crop Status

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

If you have received a Notice of Overpayment and Removal of New Producer Status from your crop insurance company, you are not alone.  In 2012 the Risk Management Agency started auditing crop insurance applications wherein the insured had requested "New Producer" status.  The effects of the audit have come to [...]

8Aug, 2016

Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Construction Activity, Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Law, EPA, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer's (Corps) "jurisdictional determinations" (JD) regarding wetland designations are reviewable by the court.  United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc. Under [...]

2Aug, 2016

Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law, Water Law|0 Comments

Landowners and developers bogged in an EPA wetland determination were recently thrown a life line when the United States Supreme Court determined The Army Corps of Engineer's (Corps) "jurisdictional determinations" (JD) regarding wetland designations are reviewable by the court.  United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc. Under [...]

17May, 2016

North Dakota Farmer’s 4 Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud Upheld

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

Such is the life of a farmer.   Even in times of a good crop, the potential insurance claim may be more valuable than the crop itself.  That may have been the case for Aaron Johnson of Norwood, North Dakota, who in 2014 received a 4 year sentence for receiving [...]

23Dec, 2015

Insuring Additional Acres? The Number of Acres Added May Affect Your Coverage

By |December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Added Land: Insurance Options Ahead   Farm land does not change hands very often but when it does the acquiring operator should keep in mind the rules which may affect the operator's crop insurance benefits covering the newly added land. Failing to understand and abide by the Risk [...]

11Dec, 2015

Foregoing Work Comp Coverage? Remember to Provide Notice.

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Construction Contractor Advisor, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: |0 Comments

Work Comp Claim Form   Early in my career I had a Nebraska case come across my desk which involved a farm hand falling and striking his head while working on a farm truck.  The farmer had not obtained a workers' compensation policy to cover such accidents because [...]

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The best way to gain insight into a person is to walk in their shoes. Having grown up on a farm in Iowa, attorney Sean Minahan has walked in the shoes of those in the farming industry, which is why he feels at home in the field—of agricultural law. His blog, the Midwest Agricultural Law Guide, was created to offer legal discussion and encourage the use of social media in the agricultural industry.

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