Tags » Conservation Easement

Can the government use tax foreclosures to destroy conservation easements without compensation?

Not paying your taxes should and does have serious consequences. Governments, and most people, have little sympathy for tax delinquents. Therefore, punishments for being in arrears tend to be harsh and protections against government abuse weak. 814 more words

Libertarian Environmentalism

Top Recent Ag Law and Policy Article Downloads - Oct. 1, 2017

Changes have happened over the course of September with the top downloads in with the recent Agricultural Law and Policy eJournal.  We are seeing a few articles hold their spots.  177 more words


Oak Conservation in Southern Oregon

I wrote this article for Southern Oregon Land Conservancy’s (SOLC) most recent newsletter.

Oak woodlands are truly special places. Among ecologists, they are famous for holding troves of species, many of which are unique to oak habitats. 700 more words


When is a Farmer Not a Farmer? Tax Court Case Highlights Complexity in Federal Tax Law

This post is not legal advice

A group of Maryland farmers recently learned an important lesson, sometimes how a federal tax law defines a “farmer” can have large impacts. 660 more words

Court Decisions

August Additions to Ag Law and Policy eJournal

In August, we had a few new additions the Ag Law and Policy eJournal on SSRN.  Covering everything from the biotechnology, international ag policy, marijuana legalization issues, land preservation, and environmental law.   381 more words


Alumni Profile: Manny Peralta

Meet Manny Peralta, who graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Manny also completed an associate degree in graphic design in 2017, and currently works at the California Department of Food and Agriculture as an agricultural technician. 619 more words

Pacific Union College

Farmers excited about program

A law passed by the Oregon Legislature this summer will help families keep their farms.

The Wallowa Land Trust, a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Wallowa County landowners and residents to protect the rural nature of the country, and two Northeast Oregon farmers found this issue important enough to travel to Salem this spring in support of the Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program. 

Source: Farmers excited about program;

Oregon Legislature