J. David Aiken - Extension Water and Agricultural Law Specialist

David Aiken

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2019 Nebraska Property Tax-School Funding Issues March 8, 2019

Nebraska has some of the highest ag property taxes in the nation. This article explores how these taxes support state and local government as well as K-12 education and examines some of the major property tax relief proposals.

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Nebraska and Neighboring States’ Ag Property Taxes as a Percentage of State Net Farm Income Compared to US Average, 1950-2017 January 31, 2019

In Nebraska, agland property taxes have risen to historic levels in recent years as state net farm income has declined, leading to an agland property tax crunch for farm and ranch landowners. Nebraska’s agland property taxes as a share of state net farm income are 46% higher than for the US as a whole.

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Government Shutdown Delays FSA Lien Waiver January 11, 2019

One consequence of the current federal government shutdown is that Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials are unable to cosign checks received by FSA borrowers for sales of crops and livestock.

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Syngenta Settlement Approved by Federal Judge January 2, 2019

According to attorneys close to the litigation, the earliest time for settlement distribution checks to producers and others is April 2019.

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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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