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Landlord’s Liens: Cheap, Easy, but Time-Critical Insurance 

Posted on: February 9th, 2024 by

Iowa, being an agricultural state, has many ag-specific laws on the books, from increased protections for farmers facing foreclosure to laws barring restrictions on agricultural experiences like farm-to-table dining. One important but underused protection for ag industry participants is Iowa’s array of agricultural liens. Today we’ll discuss one of those liens: the landlord’s lien. What’s […]

The Limits of FDIC Insurance and Iowa’s Grain Indemnity Fund

Posted on: August 28th, 2023 by ,

Where’s Your Wealth Stored and How Safe Is It? Banks and grain elevators are the pillars of many rural communities. It can seem like they’ve always been there and will always be there. Some grain farmers might have more money in grain at the elevator than they do in the bank. Regardless, the failure of […]

Reminder: It’s Time for Iowa Farmers to Send Farm Lease Termination Notices

Posted on: August 1st, 2023 by ,

Harvest is fast approaching, but before breaking out the combine, review your farm leases so you can decide whether to terminate them before it’s too late. Under Iowa Code § 562.6, a farm lease continues beyond the agreed term for the following crop year on the same terms and conditions as the original lease unless either […]