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22Mar, 2021

Vacating Crop Insurance Arbitration Ruling: Is it 3 Months or 1 Year?

By |March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Arbitration, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Which is it? Admittedly I keep going back to the well.  Maybe it is because the rules and procedure for arbitrating a crop insurance claim are too complicated.  Or maybe it is a dead horse and I need to get past feeling the Nebraska Supreme Court improperly ruled [...]

23Feb, 2021

Modern Day Cattle Rustling: A New Remedy Under the P&S Act

By |February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Government Regulations, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It's tough to reclaim cattle once they get to the feedlot While we are no longer living in the days of the Wild West, livestock dealers continue to face theft—particularly, in sales transactions gone wrong.  Unfortunately, common remedies generally are inadequate to recover the full amount lost.  In [...]

29Jan, 2021

Time to Collect: Missouri River Landowners Get Win Against Corps of Engineers

By |January 29th, 2021|Categories: Midwest Agricultural Law|0 Comments

  In a multi-phase litigation, the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. recently entered its trial order against the United States Army Corps of Engineers.  The December 14, 2020 order found the plaintiff landowners were collectively entitled to damages for certain losses. Back in 2018, the Court [...]

25Nov, 2020

Enigma Wrapped in a Riddle: Federal Arbitration Act Interplay with Crop Insurance Disputes

By |November 25th, 2020|Categories: Arbitration, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Around this time last year, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals found that an arbitrator did not exceed his authority when a dispute over the interpretation of a crop insurance policy provision arose after the arbitration proceedings.  Balvin v. Rain and Haill, LLC. Why is this important? It is important [...]

30Oct, 2020

Overturning a Crop Insurance Arbitration: The Struggle is Real

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Arbitration, Crop Damage Claims, Crop Insurance, Midwest Agricultural Law|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Ask anybody who has attempted to overturn an arbitrator's award in a crop insurance arbitration; the struggle is real even when the arbitrator is dead wrong. Crop insurance arbitration is held to the standards of the Federal Arbitration Act (the "Act").  The Act strictly prohibits overturning an arbitration award unless [...]

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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.


Sean A. Minahan

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