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16Apr, 2020

Of Course Ag on the List: Identifying Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19:

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: COVID Business, COVID-19, Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

I know we’ve all had a fair share of questions regarding what is an “essential business” that would be allowed to remain open if the Nebraska Governor issued a shelter in place/shutdown order. While Gov. Ricketts has said he doesn’t intend to issue such an order, as we know, things [...]

26Mar, 2020

Why Your COVID-19 Planning Should Include Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Finances

By |March 26th, 2020|Categories: Best Practices, COVID Estate Planning, COVID-19, Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , |0 Comments

  At LDM, we share all the concerns of every family and business as our country faces this unprecedented time in our lives. We echo the reassurance of health care experts that we can all get through this together. We add to that our commitment to continue addressing the legal [...]

25Feb, 2020

Production Contracts for Livestock, Swine, and Poultry—Required Disclosures

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: Breach of Contract, Farm Management, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: |0 Comments

The U.S.D.A Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) continues to catch producers being off guard and assessing civil penalties in excess of $1,500—per contract—or other civil actions for marketing and production contracts which do not meet minimum federal requirements.  If your contract does not meet the minimum standards it [...]

20Jan, 2020

Ag Watch

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

According to Bloomberg News, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City recently reported that “farm finances deteriorated across a swash of agricultural states during the summer and early fall . . .” Specifically, farm income fell in the third quarter from a year ago in each of seven rural states [...]

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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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