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Parsons family ensures forest will stay as is

When Jud Parsons took over management of the family’s forestland on the flanks of Mount Ashland in the 1950s, Southern Oregon was in the midst of a timber boom that saw clear-cuts on large swaths of private and industrial forestland with few reforestation successes. 28 more words

Mail Tribune

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

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