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, dial 2-1848

Faculty Bio

Flooded cropland in eastern Nebraska. Photo by William Dodd)
In areas where cropland was flooded, should rental rates be adjusted for 2019? Landlord-tenant communication this spring is recommended to address this question.

Should Leases be Adjusted for Flood-Damaged Farm Ground?

March 28, 2019
This article provides guidance on adjusting rental rates for flood-damaged cropland with different lease characteristics, including having that important landlord-tenant discussion this spring before planting.

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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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Two farmers standing in front of grain bins shaking hands
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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