Should you sign a prenuptial agreement? Sep 21, 2017 Legal Issues: Pre-nup agreements are a good tool to preserve wealth and protect your estate. Budget cuts will affect farm programs Aug 25, 2017 Legal Issues: Proposed cuts in USDA funding come as farmers are facing their fourth straight year of falling income. Syngenta Viptera lawsuit update Jul 18, 2017 Legal Issues: Jury rules in favor of Kansas farmers in first trial; more trials are pending in other states. Understand lease agreements before signing Jun 16, 2017 Legal Issues: Landowners need to ask key questions when evaluating alternative-energy leases and easement opportunities. Iowa 2017 legislative wrap-up May 15, 2017 Legal Issues: Here’s a look at what happened to ag-related bills in the Iowa Legislature this year. Iowa lawmakers want limits on livestock lawsuits Mar 20, 2017 Legal Issues: Nuisance protection legislation is introduced, among other bills that could impact farm families. Update on state proposals affecting Iowa agriculture Feb 13, 2017 Legal Issues: Water quality and Section 179 tax coupling remain hot topics in 2017 Iowa Legislature. Is it wise to own a farm in an IRA? Jan 23, 2017 Legal Issues: It’s legal to have real estate in an Individual Retirement Account, but many tax experts advise against it.