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BLOG UPDATE: Syngenta Corn Seed Settlement

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:34 PM by Daniel Lindstrom
In May of 2015, I authored a post on this site concerning the Jacobsen Orr firm’s position about the effort to sign up our clients who are corn producers, ethanol plants and grain elevators as plaintiffs in a massive set of lawsuits against Syn...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Litigation

BLOG: Ag Input Creditors Beware Certified Mail From The Nebraska Secretary Of State

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM by Brad Holbrook
An associate recently asked me a question relative to an agricultural input lien and a debtor’s ability to unilaterally seek the assistance of the Nebraska Secretary of State (SOS) to terminate the same.  I told him, poppycock, no such pro...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Litigation, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Cultivating Your Farmland and Your Farmland Opportunities

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:20 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
What does the future hold for your agricultural land or your ability to get more of it?  Our practice at Jacobsen Orr, by virtue of our presence at the epicenter of some of the best agricultural land in the world, deals with farmland and ranchl...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM by Brad Holbrook
In Nebraska, and most likely in most other surrounding states, we have seen a considerable increase in the net worth of producers over the last several years.  Although various factors impact the net worth of producers, in my opinion, the variab...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Family, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: The Nebraska Agritourism Promotion Act and The Muddy Waters Of Recreational Liability

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
I recently authored an article for the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association’s publication entitled The Nebraska Agritourism Promotion Act and the Muddy Waters of Recreational Liability.  Click here to read the printed article.  Our pr...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Litigation

BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 1

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6:35 AM by Brad Holbrook
I have been practicing with the same firm in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska for just under 17 years.  When I joined my firm, I expected that I would spend the vast majority of my practice involved in the transactional setting as my college an...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Family

BLOG: Why Are We Not Holding Meetings to Sign-Up Corn Farmers to Sue Syngenta?

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
Over the past several months I’ve been receiving calls and emails from lawyers that I know, and even more from lawyers that I’ve never heard of, all asking me to align with them in signing up my corn farmer and/or ethanol plant clients to...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Water and Natural Resources

BLOG: Avoiding Family Feuds Over The Future of the Farm or Ranch—Part 2

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
In October 2013, as chair of the Agricultural Law Section of the Nebraska Bar Association, I participated in a panel discussion with two other lawyers who were having similar experiences with the drastic increase in litigation relating family farm an...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Litigation, Family, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Avoiding Family Feuds Over The Future of the Farm or Ranch—Part 1

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:43 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
Several of the lawyers in this firm have been fortunate enough to represent many folks involved in production agriculture over the years, devoting many long hours to helping our clients devise a plan for the future of the family farm or ranch (or oth...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Litigation, Family, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: Think You Don’t Need Workers’ Comp Insurance in Nebraska Because You Are a Farmer? Think Again.

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
Based on the number of workers’ compensation cases that we have recently defended involving claims by farm workers, it is clear that many farm and agribusiness owners still seem to believe that they do not need to obtain workers’ compensa...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Employment, Workers’ Compensation