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agricultural leasing

Poorly Drafted Lease Agreement with Option to Purchase Can Be Resolved Against the Drafter

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Leasing farmland is a common practice across the United States. In some cases, the two parties may agree to a written lease with an option to purchase. An option to purchase allows the tenant the right of first refusal if the landlord decides to sell the farmland during the...

When Keeping Your Landlord Happy Backfires

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice If you are renting farmland then part of your job is keeping the landlord happy. Keeping the landlord happy may come in a whole host of ways, such as cleaning the driveway off after a snowstorm for an elderly landlord or...

Frequently Asked Questions: Does Selling the Farm Terminate an Existing Lease?

Photo by Signazon This post should not be construed as legal advice I’ve currently been taking a few calls over the question, does your landlord’s selling the farm terminate your existing lease? My best answer is no, but potentially it can. The answer depends on the existence of a written lease and...

Can You Take the Corn Stalks With You?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice Today, I am back harping on my favorite issue, agricultural land leases. A farmer recently told my colleague in another Western state that “this country would be a lot better off if more leases were handshake deals in the...

Landlord-Tenant Communication and Agricultural Mediation

Monday, May. 4, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Your Computer
Agricultural land leasing is an important feature of Maryland agriculture. Issues often arise between landlords and tenants not understanding what the law is or how to communicate with each other. On April 28th and May 4th, agricultural landlords and tenants or those looking to get into agriculture...

Understanding Maryland FarmLink, General Leasing Issues, and Setting a FairRent

Monday, May. 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
On the computer
Agricultural land leasing is an important feature of Maryland agriculture. Issues often arise between landlords and tenants not understanding what the law is or how to communicate with each other. On May 4th and May 11th, agricultural landlords and tenants or those looking to get into agriculture...

Farm Leases and Big Data: Issues That Cannot Be Settled By a Handshake Deal

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be considered legal advice Before we get started on the topic, I have to issue a nerd alert because I find most of the issues related to data gathered from precision ag, yield monitors, etc. to be utterly cool and dealing with the ownership issues of the...

Lower Shore Leasing Workshop- April Snow Day

Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Somerset County Extension Office
On April 6 th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., farmers in the Lower Eastern Shore counties will have an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural land leasing issues at the upcoming Farm Leasing Workshop. The workshop is being held at the Somerset County Extension Office and sponsored by...

Frequently Asked Questions: Do I Have the Right to Growing Crops When the Lease Terminates?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice For those who have seen my leasing publication Agricultural Leasing in Maryland , you should realize I did not answer every question related to agricultural leasing. One of those questions is how to handle growing crops when...

Upper Shore Leasing Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Kent County UME Office
On Dec. 2nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., farmers in the Cecil, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties area will have an opportunity to learn more about the agricultural land leasing issues at the upcoming Farm Leasing Workshop. The workshop is sponsored by Agriculture Law Education Initiative...
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