J. David Aiken - Extension Water and Agricultural Law Specialist

David Aiken

(faculty)
Work Filley Hall (FYH) 103D
Lincoln NE 68583-0922
US
Work 402-472-1848 On-campus 2-1848

Faculty Bio

Syngenta GMO Settlement Claims Due October 12 August 30, 2018

Eligible producers and landlords must file Syngenta GMO litigation settlement claim forms no later than October 12, 2018.

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When terminating an oral or "handshake" land lease in Nebraska, notice needs to be made by Sept. 1, preferably by Registred Mail™.

Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease August 23, 2018

When terminating an oral or "handshake" land lease in Nebraska, notice needs to be made by Sept. 1, preferably by Registered Mail™. Written leases are recommended in all circumstances to avoid misunderstandings or lease disputes.

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Syngenta GMO Settlement Claims Due October 12, 2018 May 23, 2018

Corn producers and eligible landlords have until Oct. 12 to file claims on the Syngenta GMO Settlement. Here's an outline of the claims process and what growers need to do.

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Dicamba Changes for 2018 October 26, 2017

The EPA recently announced label changes that would make dicamba a Restricted Use Pesticide for the 2018 crop year. An ag lawyer looks at what the changes will mean for farmers.

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Q&A: Syngenta Settlement October 13, 2017

A $1.4 billion settlement was announced in the Syngenta lawsuit over lost revenue from China rejecting corn shipments containing unapproved Syngenta varieties.

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Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease August 2, 2017

Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal or "handshake" agreements, the details of which may be remembered differently by both parties. This article addresses the deadline for giving termination notice for crop land leases (Sept. 1), how the requirements differ for crop and pasture lands, and links to sample written leases.

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Figure 1. NASA map shows the path and viewing times for the August 21 eclipse as it passes over Nebraska.

Q&A on 2017 Solar Eclipse and Nebraska Agritourism Liability July 27, 2017

Nebraska will be host to thousands of visitors looking to catch the optimal view of the August 21 above our skies. Before opening up your lands to this agritourism opportunity, be sure to understand and addess your liability.

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Scale of justice

Kansas Federal Jury Awards $218 Million in Syngenta Litigation June 29, 2017

On June 23 a federal jury awarded $218 million in damages to 7300 Kansas farmers for lost revenue from China rejecting corn shipments containing unapproved Syngenta varieties.

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