If growers followed the adage "seeing is believing," they'd have thrown in the farming towel years ago. There are simply too many diseases and pests lurking beneath the soil for growers to have a wait-and-see attitude. The soybean cyst...
As if reminders were needed, the early days of the 118th Congress continue to provide them.  The U.S. government reached the statutory debt limit on Thursday, January 19, 2023, requiring the Treasury Department to take so-called extraordinary measures to...
Source: Janzen AG Law ChatGPT is all over the news lately. If you missed it, ChatGPT is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) operated by OpenAI. ChatGPT is trained on data from various sources, including books, articles, websites, and other...
Carbon capture and storage involves storing carbon thousands of feet below ground—often below farms, fields, and rural landscapes. But who owns the pore space so deep underground? State legislatures around the country have been trying to address this question,...
A new year is upon us and for Ontario’s farmers, that means it’s time to renew their Farm Business Registration (FBR) for another year. It’s required by provincial law for any farm business in Ontario with gross income of...
John Deere and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to Right to Repair. The MOU is an agreement between the parties to formalize the availability and access to parts, tools,...
Interest rates increased in 2022 and likely will continue to increase in 2023. As a result, interest rates are higher than from 2008 to 2021. Rising interest rates will have three impacts on agriculture: 1) Costs of using debt...
I always enjoy the chance to look back over the year and recap the biggest agricultural law developments. There was certainly no shortage agricultural law happenings in 2022. Today, we’ll look at the national agricultural law scene, and next Monday, we...
As the year comes to a close, farmers are wrapping up the last of the field work and preparing their farms for the winter. It’s also time to start focusing on getting ready for tax season. That means getting bookwork...
Congress is currently considering funding legislation for the federal government in what will be the last piece of legislation of the 117th Congress.  Known as the consolidated or omnibus appropriations bill, it provides funding for multiple agencies for fiscal...
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