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In early 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that even though a pesticide complies with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the pesticide is not exempt from the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirements.  As a result, the court invalidated an EPA regulation made final in late 2007, with the impact of the court’s ruling broadening the potential application of the CWA to agricultural activities. 

September 29, 2010 | Roger McEowen

 

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March 21, 2012 | Roger McEowen
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July 1, 2013 | Roger McEowen

 During July, the economy continued to struggle.  That merits attention on behalf of your clients and continues to put an emphasis on what might be done from a tax planning standpoint to make sure that no more taxes than necessary are being paid.  

June 3, 2013 | Roger McEowen

In recent weeks there have been several significant tax and agricultural law developments.  Most recently, the President announced that he was suspending enforcement of the employer mandate (and associated penalties for non-compliance) contained in the 2010 health care law until the beginning of 2015 – after the fall 2014 mid-term elections are over. 

May 17, 2013 | Erika Eckley and Roger McEowen

The Iowa legislature’s current session involves numerous issues of importance to agricultural operators and rural landowners.  We have arranged the bills of interest by category in alphabetical order so that you can find them easier.  There are some important ones this session.  Make sure you provide your elected representative in the Iowa House or Senate with your perspective on issues of importance to you.

Here’s what we see as the most important bills at the present time.

May 1, 2013 | Roger McEowen

There were several significant developments in May of relevance to agricultural law and taxation.  Of course, the various scandals in Washington, D.C. have captured a lot of attention.  

April 1, 2013 | Roger McEowen

During April there were several major developments in the courts and with the IRS that are important to pay attention to. We highlight those in the case and rulings annotations list on the website and draw your attention to them here.

March 1, 2013 | Roger McEowen

During March there were several major developments in the courts and with the IRS that are important to pay attention to.  We highlight those in the case and rulings annotations list on the website and draw your attention to them here.

February 22, 2013 | Roger McEowen

It’s been a rough few weeks for proponents of commercial wind farming.  In September 2009, a major technical publication written by a European scientist entitled, “The Wind Farm Scam” was published which makes many points based in science, engineering, physics and mathematics to reach the conclusion that wind farms are in reality nothing more than the outgrowth of politics and favorable tax subsidies that support the industry.  Then, in October, the Kansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld a county’s ban on commercial wind farm development, citing numerous adverse effects of commercial wind

February 1, 2013 | Roger McEowen

During February, there were several important and interesting developments involving agricultural law and taxation both nationally and in Iowa.  At the state level, the Iowa Supreme Court continued to issue interesting decisions on several fronts.  

January 4, 2013 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2013 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year. Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow. The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2012 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

January 2, 2013 | Roger McEowen

Over the past month, there have been several significant developments of importance to farmer, ranchers, agribusinesses and the professionals that represent them.  In early January we posted our annual article on the Top Ten agricultural and tax developments from 2012.  If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the cases and rulings highlighted in that publication.  There were some big developments in 2012. 

December 3, 2012 | Roger McEowen

Tax legislation signed into law on January 2 (The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012) makes permanent some very significant provisions of EGTRRA enacted in 2001.  The Act also extends some provisions that had either already expired at the end of 2011 or expired at the end of 2012.

 

Real estate transferor in Iowa must file a Groundwater Hazard Statement with the County Recorder for the County in which the property is located.  The statement provides information to the buyer (as well as others) with respect to the specific types of known hazards on the property.   County Recorders typically time-stamp Groundwater Hazard Statements when filed and give them instrument numbers so that they can be included in the county real estate indexes.  This process allows the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to access the forms as part of the Iowa Land Records, and saves the

March 29, 2012 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2011 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year.  Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow.  The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2011 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

January 12, 2011 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2011 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year.  Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow.  The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2010 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

January 6, 2010 | Roger McEowen

Agricultural legal and tax developments continued to impact the agricultural sector in 2009.  Here’s the list of what we believe to be the “Top Ten” developments in 2009 based on their impact to agricultural producers and rural landowners across the nation. 

January 2, 2009 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2009 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year.  Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow.  The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2008 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

June 2, 2008 | Roger McEowen

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January 4, 2008 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2008 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year.  Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow.  The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2007 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

January 1, 2007 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2007 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year. Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow. The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2006 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

January 2, 2006 | Roger McEowen

We begin 2006 with our annual look at the most significant agricultural law developments of the previous year. Legal issues continue to be at the forefront of developments that are shaping the present and future of American agriculture, and it is very likely that the involvement of the legal system in agriculture will continue to grow. The following is my list of what I view as the top ten agricultural law developments of 2005 based on their impact (or potential impact) on U.S. agricultural producers and the sector as a whole.

April 1, 2005 | Roger McEowen

Click to read the top ten agricultural developments of 2004

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