2007 Archived AgLaws

January

  • IRS NOTICE ON SELF-EMPLOYMENT TAX FOR CRP PAYMENTS
  • Re: ACT OF 2005: “A STATE SOLUTION TO RESOLVING CONFLICTS THAT INVOLVE AGRICULTURE, COMMUNITIES AND THE RURAL ENVIRONMENT “
  • BREACH OF CONTRACT ACTION INVOLVING CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM DISMISSED

February

  • TOLERANCE OF FOOD CONTAMINATION IN EUROPE
  • FEDERAL REGISTER SUMMARY: JAN. 13-FEB 23, 2007
  • NEBRASKA CORPORATE-FARMING BAN UNCONSTITUTIONAL: WHAT DOES “THE FARM” MEAN?

March

  • IRS RULES THAT SOME CREDIT UNION ACTIVITIES ARE TAXABLE
  • PRACTITIONER NOTE ON ESTATE TAX LIENS
  • PENNSYLVANIA COMMONWEALTH COURT DECISION ON THE AGRICULTURE, COMMUNITIES AND RURAL ENVIRONMENT ACT (ACRE), ACT OF 2005
  • THE 2007 FARMBILL-THE DRAFTING PROCESS AND PROVISIONS THAT COULD AFFECT YOUR CLIENTS

April

  • EMPLOYER’S ATTEMPTS TO VERIFY EMPLOYEE’S RIGHT TO WORK AND TITLE VII
  • IMPORTANT RULINGS TO THE GRAPE-GROWING INDUSTRY
  • WHAT FARMERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT EMPLOYING MIGRANT AND SEASONAL WORKERS

May

  • EPA’S ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING SEEKING COMMENTS ON POTENTIAL REVISIONS TO CURRENT PRODUCTION REGULATIONS UNDER FIFRA
  • APPROACHES TO ZONING THAT SUPPORT AND PROTECT AGRICULTURE
  • CLOVERLAND v. PENNSYLVANIA MILK MARKETING BOARD

June

  • IRS ISSUES PROPOSED REULATIONS CONCERNING SHAREABLE LOANS TO S CORPORATIONS
  • AALA – A FRESH LOOK
  • SCOPE OF COOPERATIVE ANTITRUST EXEMPTION

July

  • IRS FINALLY REQUIRES INFORMATION REPORTING FOR COMMODITY CERTIFICATE GAINS
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAZING RULES FOR FEDERAL LAND FROZEN
  • MASSACHUSETTS v. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY – STANDING TO CHALLENGE LACK OF REGULATION OF EMISSIONS OF GREENHOUSE GASES

August

  • WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT (WOTC) EXPANDED TO BENEFIT RURAL EMPLOYERS
  • JUDGE CONCERNED THAT ALFALFA MAY BE A LITTLE RASCAL – AND OTHER LEGAL NEWS
  • USDA ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS – IT’S MORE THAN GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS

September

  • COURT SAYS IRS POSITION “SUBVERTS COMMON SENSE,” BUT IT’S THEIR POSITION AND THEY’RE STICKING TO IT
  • FEDERAL REGISTER SUMMARY FROM AUGUST 11 TO SEPTEMBER 21, 2007
  • CLAIMING COMPENSATION FOR COSTS AND FEES INCURRED IN SUCCESSFUL USDA APPEALS

October

  • RECENT DISTRICT COURT DECISION SIGNALS GROWING CONCENSUS ON RAPANOS
  • FEDERAL REGISTER SUMMARY FROM SEPTEMBER 24, 2007 TO OCTOBER 5, 2007
  • MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE TAX ISSUES

November

  • SYNTHETIC MATERIALS AND ORGANIC FOODS
  • WIND FARMS: WINDFALL OR WIPEOUT?
  • POSITION NOTICE: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR PACE LAW SCHOOL ENERGY PROJECT

December

  • CASH AND SHARE LEASE PROVISIONS
  • FARM SERVICE AGENCY OVERHAULS LOAN PROGRAMS
  • LAND APPLICATION OF BIOSOLIDS: NUISANCE OR AGRICULTURE?