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

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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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Farmers shaking hands

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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Property Owners Required to Keep Trees Out of Division Fences

April 19, 2017

Nebraska statutes require property owners to keep trees or bushes out of fences that divide their property from a neighbor’s. Nebraska revised statute section 34-103 states:

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