Farm Transitions Articles

Family Farms Should Consider a Family Business Governance Plan Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice or advice on how to deal with family members, in-laws, or other relatives
Partnerships Need a Plan for Winding Down Affairs Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
Family Limited Partnership as a Business Structure? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
2016 Cash Rents in Maryland and Delaware             USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) updated data on cash rent paid by farmers in 2016.  NASS collects this data from 240,000 farms across the United States annually through the Cash Rent Survey - data used by other agencies throughout USDA.  The survey results give us an idea of what other tenants in the area may be paying per acre for farmland.
Help, I Just Inherited the Family Farm With My Siblings. Now What? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
Have You Developed an Estate Plan? What Happens When You Die Without A Will? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
When Keeping Your Landlord Happy Backfires Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Does Hosting Weddings Count As Agriculture? One State Says No Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice (or marriage counseling)
IRS Releases Final Rules on Portability Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Use a Residential Lease to Rent Farmland? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
Frequently Asked Questions: Do I Have the Right to Growing Crops When the Lease Terminates? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Understanding the Diverse Legal Needs of the Maryland Agricultural Community Agriculture’s total impact on the Maryland economy was $8.25 billion in 2010, accounting for over 22,000 jobs. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Maryland had over 12,000 agricultural operations producing a diverse range of agricultural commodities: poultry, dairy, grain, equine, nursery, greenhouse products to name just a few.
A Look at Business Organization Structures: Sole Proprietorship This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
Let’s Partner Up: General Partnership Overview This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
A Closer Look At The Corporation Business Structure This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax Many farmers have their wealth tied up in their land and would like to convert some this land value into cash. Others want to ensure that their lands stays farmland forever. Some farmers wand to preserve their property's characteristics and amenities. Others want to make it more affordable for their children to buy the land.
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