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Pulled from the Swamp: EPA Wetland Determination Now Judicially Reviewable

Posted in Government Regulations, Water Law

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 … Continue reading






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

Posted in Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations

  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 … Continue reading






Crop Insurance Claim Denied? Steps to Take Before Weathering the Arbitration Storm

Posted in Crop Damage Claims, Crop Insurance, Farm Management, Government Regulations

  Every year, certain portions of the Midwest get pounded by bad weather causing bad yields or outright crop loss.  This year, several states encountered above average rainfall preventing several million acres from being planted.  At one point this summer, … Continue reading






The 6th Circuit Puts the Brakes on EPA Enforcing New Definition of Waters of the US

Posted in Government Regulations, Water Law

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was set to begin enforcing the new definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) on August 28, 2015.  However, several states filed suits in various jurisdictions alleging the EPA lacked the authority to … Continue reading






Crop Insurance Deadline: Missouri AG Tries to Buy Time for Flooded Farmers

Posted in Crop Insurance

  Earlier this month, Chuck Koster, Attorney General for Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to extend the deadline for filing  planted acreage reports.  The USDA requires most farmers in Missouri to report their planted … Continue reading