Featured Member: Kristine Tidgren

Kristine serves as cochair of the AALA Distance Education Committee with private practice attorney Ryan Conklin. AALA’s Distance Education Committee plans the content and recruits nationally recognized speakers for monthly webinars.

Webinar: A Mid-Year Update on Environmental Law and Land Use Law Affecting Agriculture

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30 from 12 noon - 2 pm CST

AALA Webinar: A Mid-Year Update on Developments in Environmental and Land Use Law affecting Agriculture Monday, April 30, 2018 12 noon to 2 pm Central time Click here to register The American Agricultural Law Association is pleased to present this free webinar to AALA members and nonmembers. Only AALA Members will be able to watch […]

Featured Member: Jake Parker

One of the major challenges facing North Carolina farmers—and perhaps farmers across the nation—is the general public’s lack of knowledge about production agriculture. The good news is AALA has an opportunity to help educate our colleagues and prepare them to better represent farm families and agribusinesses.

Featured Member: Brian C. Buescher

My practice includes representing some of the largest agribusinesses as lead counsel addressing complex problems, including trial work. 

Featured Member: Adam J. Levitt

I have served as co-lead counsel in three of the largest biotechnology class actions in history, recovering more than $1.7 billion for class members:  In re Genetically Modified Rice Litig., MDL No. 1811 (E.D. Mo.) (securing settlements exceeding $1.1 billion); In re Imprelis Herbicide Marketing., Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 2284 (E.D. Pa.) ($550 million settlement); and In re StarLink Corn Products Liability Litig., MDL No. 1403 (N.D. Ill.) ($110 million settlement). 

Featured Member: Drew Kershen

I think that the challenges and opportunities in ag law are as exciting and as interesting as ever.  Agricultural law continues to be an area of law in which the practitioner can expect to encounter every type of legal issue.  The work is demanding intellectually and worthwhile socially.  For all the foreseeable years ahead, I think agricultural lawyers can expected a satisfying and rewarding career.

In Remembrance: Philip E. Harris

It is with regret and sadness that AALA mourns the loss of Philip E. Harris, a founder of the AALA who served as President from 1987 to 1988. Phil received the AALA Distinguished Service Award in 1998, and served the association and its members in many ways, including presenting annual plenary sessions on the complexities of agricultural […]

Upcoming Teleforum: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

In this two-hour webinar, we will discuss key provisions of the new tax law impacting agricultural producers and businesses. In addition to discussing generally applicable sections, we will address the 199A deduction and its potential application to different types of income, including that derived from farm rentals and payments from cooperatives. We will also highlight several ambiguities in the law, noting the need for further regulatory guidance.