Politics


Right-to-Repair: Equipment is Only Yours Until it Breaks Down

Posted on: April 24th, 2024 by

It’s spring planting season, and every farmer is eager to get into the field as soon as conditions allow. No one wants to watch their neighbors planting acre after acre while they’re stuck in the machine shed with broken equipment. With the increased technological sophistication of farm equipment, however, repairs are no longer as simple […]

USDA OKs Choice for Farmers to Keep Inflation Reduction Act Relief—or Not

Posted on: July 13th, 2023 by

In the months since we visited the scenarios of Robert and Charles—two fictional farmers who received farm debt relief under Section 22006 of the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)—the Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced two major changes in how recipients can choose to deal with their new windfall. Last year FSA repaid more than […]

Chapter 12 Debt Limit on the Big Show

Posted on: August 2nd, 2019 by

Joseph Peiffer chats with Doug Cooper about Chapter 12 and raising its debt limit on the Big Show The audio from this conversation is below, as well as the transcript. Doug Cooper:I have been spending some time with Joe Peiffer. He is a bankruptcy lawyer with Ag & Business Legal Strategies, and he has been […]

Flaw in Tax Provision of Chapter 12 Fixed

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by

President Trump delivered significant relief to beleaguered family farmers who need to sell farm assets to “right-size” their farm and incur taxes when he signed the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017 on October 26, 2017. Tucked in the last six pages of the twenty-six-page bill is the Family Farmer Bankruptcy Clarification […]