Examining the Effects of Nebraska’s Written Contracts Rule - UNL CropWatch, April 9, 2012

Examining the Effects of Nebraska’s Written Contracts Rule - UNL CropWatch, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012

Nebraska farmers and ranchers are used to doing business on a handshake. The culture is that if you ask someone to put the contract in writing, you are implying that you don’t trust them to keep their word. Doing business on a handshake is fine so long as no one breaks their promise, or if everyone’s recollection of what the deal is, is the same. But if one person wants out of the handshake deal the other person can be left holding the bag, even if they didn’t do anything wrong.

Learn more about Nebraska's written contract rule and how it can affect your farm or ranch business in a Cornhusker Economics article by J. David Aiken, agricultural law specialist in the UNL Department of Ag Economics