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

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Dicamba injury

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
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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Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy. Links to full article 'A Checklist for Farm/Ranch Debt Workout'

A Checklist for Farm/Ranch Debt Workout

March 14, 2017
Some Nebraska producers may be feeling a financial crunch and considering some unfamiliar options to manage their debt. For those negotiating a workout agreement with their creditor or creditors to restructure debt under challenging financial circumstances, the author lists several points to consider.

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A mediator reviewing information with a farmer in the field
Figure 1. A trained mediator can be an important tool in helping two sides come together to avoid foreclosure and bankruptcy.

Nebraska Farm Credit Mediation

March 9, 2017
This year's historic weather events and low commodity prices are taking a financial toll on many farm operations and agribusinesses. Consider whether farm credit mediation, explained here, may offer an alternative to avoid loan foreclosure or bankruptcy.

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