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Agricultural Law News
  
  

September 20, 2021

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   Biogas Plant with Cows   

Bio-Digesters: A New Solution for a New Era

Charles E. Barbieri and Scott A. Chernich

Animal farms stay viable because of the food that they produce, meat and dairy products being chief among them. But more and more farmers are discovering one more financial stream that is not only financially responsible, but sustainable too: gas.

When our agribusiness clients come to us when they are thinking through how to introduce biodigesters to their farms, below are some of the things we tell them first...

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   Tractor with Solar Panel   

Solar Leases: Ten Things That Every Landowner Should Keep in Mind

Scott A. Storey and Steven J. Tjapkes

Increasing concerns over global warming and the desire to promote alternatives to carbon-based energy continue to drive the growth of solar farm development in Michigan. Because solar farms often require large tracts of land, solar companies frequently target agricultural land for solar farm development.

If a solar company approaches you with a solar farm proposal, here are ten things to keep in mind...

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Budget Reconciliation - A Congressional Time Machine?

Michael C. Zahrt

Our farm clients are uniformly concerned about changes to the tax code, especially those thinking about succession planning.

For all the calls to “tax the rich”, few changes have come from Congress (so far). We are monitoring two bills...

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Foster Swift Participates in Local Ag Summer Events

We enjoy giving back to the agriculture community we serve. Foster Swift is a proud sponsor of the Michigan FFA Foundation, a repeat buyer at the Ingham County Fair auction and Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-abration, and a sponsor of many conferences and events related to agriculture in our state. 

See below for pictures from some of the events...

  

  

  
   Grand Champion Goat   

Michigan Livestock Expo

July 27, 2021

Pictured on the left: Foster Swift purchased the Grand Champion Goat at the 2021 Michigan Livestock Expo.

  

  

  
   Showcase Market Beef   

Michigan Livestock Expo

July 27, 2021

Pictured on the left: Foster Swift collaborated with another business to purchase the Showcase Market Beef Steer at the 2021 Michigan Livestock Expo.

  

  

  
   Ingham County Fair Junior Champion   

Ingham County Fair Auction: Little International Showmanship

August 5, 2021

Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Junior Little International Showman Champion, Morgan Rogers.

  

  

  
   Ingham County Fair Intermediate Champion   

Ingham County Fair Auction

August 5, 2021 

Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Intermediate Little International Showman Champion, Sophia Barnum.

  

  

  
   Senior International Showman Champion   

Ingham County Fair Auction

August 5, 2021

Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Senior Little International Showman Champion, Meah Palmatier.

  

  

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