Category Archives: Insurance

October 14, 2016 Weekly Round Up

Happy Friday!  We’re almost halfway through October…not sure where the time goes.  Here are some of the ag law stories in the news this week. *Deadline coming soon for Pasture, Range, and Forage insurance.  November 15 is the deadline to sign up for Pasture, Range and Forage (“PRF” also commonly called “rainfall”) insurance.  This insurance is essentially a way for farmers and ranchers to insure a certain amount of rainfall and to recover an indemnity payment if actual rainfall in their area fall below that amount.  Land eligible is… Read More →

Wisconsin Insurance Case Offers Important Lessons for Ag Operators

A recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision has gained the attention of agricultural law attorneys across the country.  In this case, Wilson Mutual Insurance Co. v. Falk, the Court found that a dairy farmer who allegedly caused groundwater contamination by spreading manure on his fields was not covered by a farm liability insurance policy.  Although only binding law in Wisconsin, this case raises an important issue that all farmers and ranchers need to be aware of and carefully evaluate the potential applicability to their operation.  [Read full opinion here.] Background The Falks… Read More →