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Agricultural Law is a comprehensive treatise covering virtually every aspect of law that relates to farmers, ranchers and other agricultural interests. Inside these 15 intuitively organized volumes you'll find analyses of the applicable principles of law, citations to relevant federal and state statutes, court decisions and administrative regulations, and discussion of recent developments and topics of growing significance in this ever-evolving practice area. Specific areas of coverage include:

• Business planning
• Commercial transactions
• Trade regulation
• Agricultural cooperatives
• Bankruptcy law
• Income taxation and Social Security
• Estate planning
• Property law
• Insurance law
• Labor regulation
• Government regulation: Federal and State
• Civil liabilities
• Environmental controls

Agricultural Law has been in print since 1980 and is udated two times each year so you can rely on accurate, up-to-date content when you analyze your clients' issues. The estate, tax and business planning portions of the treatise are also available in a five-volume subset entitled Agricultural Estate, Tax and Business Planning. Purchase this treatise today and build your agricultural law library with the high-quality content you expect from Matthew Bender and LexisNexis.

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VOLUME 1


PART 1  INTRODUCTION


Chapter 1  Definitions; Scope and Overview


PART 2  CIVIL LIABILITIES



Chapter 2  Strict Liability: Farming Activities


Chapter 3  Strict Liability: Farm Animals; Fencing


Chapter 4  Personal Injury on the Farm Premises


Chapter 5  Liability of Farmers and Ranchers for Employees' Torts


Chapter 6  Trespass to Real Property and Chattels; Conversion

  VOLUME 2


PART 2  CIVIL LIABILITIES (Cont.)


Chapter 7  Products Liability


Chapter 8  Liability of Landlord and Tenant


Chapter 9  Liability for Spread of Contagious Animal Disease


Chapter 10  Liability of Veterinarians for Malpractice


Chapter 11  Liability for Spread of Weeds


PART 3  ENVIRONMENTAL LAW


Chapter 12  Introduction to Environmental Law


Chapter 13  Agricultural Air Pollution


Chapter 14  Agricultural Water Pollution


Chapter 15  Regulation of Pesticides

  VOLUME 3


PART 4  LABOR LAW


Chapter 16  Agricultural Exclusion Under National Labor Relations Act


Chapter 17  The Fair Labor Standards Act


Chapter 18  Occupational Safety and Health Act


Chapter 19  Federal Regulation of Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Labor; The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (M.S.A.W.P.A.)


Chapter 20  Workers' Compensation: Farmers' and Ranchers' Liability for Employees' Injuries


Chapter 21  Reserved


Chapter 22  State Regulation of Labor-Management Relations


Chapter 23  State Regulation of Farm Labor

  VOLUME 4


PART 5  INCOME TAXATION OF FARMERS


Chapter 24  Introduction


Chapter 25  Accounting


Chapter 26  Things the Farmer and the Tax Return Preparer Should Know


Chapter 27  Gross Income


Chapter 28  Expenditures


Chapter 29  Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization


Chapter 30  Losses


Chapter 31  The Recapture Provisions-I.R.C. Sections 1245, 1250, 1252, 1255


Chapter 32  The Investment Tax Credit; Other Credits


Chapter 33  Completing Income Tax Returns


Chapter 34  Reserved

  VOLUME 5


PART 6  SOCIAL SECURITY; THE FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAX ACT; DUTIES OF THE FARMER


Chapter 35  Description of the Social Security System


Chapter 36  Social Security from the Employer's Point of View


Chapter 37  The Self-Employed Farmer


Chapter 38  Duties of the Farmer as an Employer


PART 7  INCOME TAX ASPECTS OF DEBT

Chapter 39  Income Taxation of Debt


Chapter 40  Reserved


PART 8  ESTATE PLANNING

Chapter 41  Introduction to Estate Planning


Chapter 42  The Liquidity Problem: Paying Death Taxes and Estate Settlement Costs


Chapter 43  Federal Estate Tax: The Gross Estate and Property Valuation


Chapter 44  Federal Estate Tax: Deductions, Exclusions and Credits

  VOLUME 6


PART 8  ESTATE PLANNING (Cont.)


Chapter 45  Planning to Maximize Family Wealth Over Death of Both Husband and Wife


Chapter 46  Gifts and Federal Gift Tax


Chapter 47  Disposing of Farm Assets by Sale


Chapter 48  Disposing of the Farm: Sale of Residence; Installment Sale; Self-Cancelling Installment Notes


Chapter 49  The Private Annuity


PART 9  BUSINESS PLANNING


Chapter 50  General Considerations in Structuring the Farm or Ranch Business


Chapter 51  Closely Held Corporations: Introduction

  VOLUME 7


PART 9  BUSINESS PLANNING (Cont.)


Chapter 52  Closely Held Corporations: Developing the Capitalization Structure


Chapter 53  Closely Held Corporations: Tax-free or Taxable Exchange


Chapter 54  Closely Held Corporations: Income Tax Status of the Corporation as a Farmer


Chapter 55  Closely Held Corporations: The Regular Method of Income Taxation


Chapter 56  Methods of Income Taxation for Farm and Ranch Corporations-Subchapter S


Chapter 57  Closely Held Corporations: Employee Status

  VOLUME 8


PART 9  BUSINESS PLANNING (Cont.)


Chapter 58  Managing Farm and Ranch Corporations


Chapter 59  Terminating, Dividing and Reorganizing Farm and Ranch Corporations


Chapter 60  General Partnerships


Chapter 61  Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies


Chapter 62  Trusts

  VOLUME 9


PART 10  FEDERAL REGULATION


Chapter A  Introduction


Chapter 63  United States Department of Agriculture: Organization; Programs and Activities


Chapter 64  Administrative Procedure


Chapter B  Mandatory Commodity Inspection Programs


Chapter 65  The Federal Meat Inspection Act


Chapter 66  Poultry Products Inspection Act


Chapter 67  Egg Products Inspection Act


Chapter C  Other Regulation of Agricultural Commodities


Chapter 68  Animal Inspection and Quarantine


Chapter 69  Plant Protection and Quarantine; Federal Programs for Control of Plant Pests and Diseases


Chapter 70  Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937

  VOLUME 10


PART 10  FEDERAL REGULATION (Cont.)


Chapter C  Other Regulation of Agricultural Commodities (Cont.)


Chapter 71  The Packers and Stockyards Act


Chapter 72  Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act


Chapter 73  United States Grain Standards Act


Chapter 74  United States Warehouse Act


Chapter 75  The Federal Seed Act


Chapter 76  Veterinary Biological Products; The Virus-Serum-Toxin Act of 1913


Chapter 77  The Honeybee Act


Chapter D  Facilitation of Marketing of Agricultural Commodities


Chapter 78  The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946


Chapter 79  Cotton Standards Act; Cotton Classification Standards


Chapter 80  Tobacco Inspection Act


Chapter 81  Export Apple and Pear Act; Export Grape and Plum Act


Chapter 82  Market Research, Information and Promotion Statutes


Chapter E  Transportation of Agricultural Commodities


Chapter 83  Reserved


Chapter 84  Federal Regulation of the Transportation of Agricultural Commodities by Rail, Truck and Water


Chapter 85  Miscellaneous Federal Transportation Statutes Affecting Farmers and Agribusiness


Chapter 86  Reserved

  VOLUME 11

PART 10  FEDERAL REGULATION (Cont.)


Chapter F  Animal Protection and Welfare


Chapter 87  Animal Welfare Act


Chapter 88  Horse Protection Act


Chapter 89  The “28-Hour Law”


Chapter G  Price Support Marketing Quotas and Disposition of Agricultural Commodities


Chapter 90  Commodity Credit Corporation


Chapter 91  Production Control and Price Support Programs for Agricultural Commodities


Chapter 91A  Price Support, Marketing Quotas and Disposition of Agricultural Commodites After 1995


Chapter H  Foreign Market Development and Related Programs


Chapter 92  Export and Trade Development Programs


Chapter 93-95  Reserved


Chapter I  Agricultural Credit: Government; Community Development


Chapter 96  Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act


Chapter 97  Housing Act of 1949, Title V


Chapter 98  Agricultural Credit: Electric and Telephone; Rural Electrification Act of 1936 and Related Statutory Provisions


Chapter 99  Energy Statutes Related to Agricultural and Rural Areas


Chapter J  Agricultural Credit: Private


Chapter 100  Farm Credit Administration; The Farm Credit System

  VOLUME 12


PART 10  FEDERAL REGULATION (Cont.)


Chapter K  Food and Nutrition Programs


Chapter 101  The National School Lunch Act


Chapter 102  The Child Nutrition Act of 1966


Chapter 103  Food Stamp Act of 1964


Chapter L  Natural Resources and Conservation Programs: Environmental Matters


Chapter 104  National Forest Management Act of 1976, Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and Related Statutes


Chapter 105  Wilderness Act; Wild and Scenic Rivers Act


Chapter 106  Mining Laws Relating to the National Forests


Chapter 107  Grazing Rights On Public Land


Chapter 108  Agricultural Conservation


Chapter 109  The Endangered Species Act of 1973


Chapter M  Other Regulation Activities


Chapter 110  Plant Certificates and Patents; Plant Variety Protection Act (P.V.P.A.)


Chapter 111  Produce Agency Act; Dumping or Restriction of Interstate Produce


Chapter 112  The Naval Stores Act


PART 11  STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS


Chapter 113  State Agricultural Agencies; Organization; Functions and Activities


Chapter 114  State Regulation of Agriculture

  VOLUME 13


PART 12  COMMERCIAL LAW: UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE


Chapter 115  Commercial Law: Uniform Commercial Code-Introduction


Chapter 116  Agricultural Sales Contracts


Chapter 117  Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Secured Transactions Generally


Chapter 118  Secured Financing: Farm Equipment, Crops, and Livestock


Chapter 119  Secured Financing: Survey of Priorities


PART 13  BANKRUPTCY


Chapter 120  Farm Bankruptcy Law


PART 14  INSURANCE LAW


Chapter 120A  Federal Crop Insurance


Chapter 120B  Reserved


PART 15  PROPERTY LAW


Chapter 121  Farm Leases


Chapter 122  Assessment for Taxation of Agricultural Land


Chapter 123  Limitations on Acquisition of Agricultural Land


Chapter 124  Right-to-Farm Laws


Chapter 125  Reserved


Chapter 126  Mineral Rights

  VOLUME 14


PART 16   AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVES


Chapter A  State Regulation


Chapter 127-130  Reserved


Chapter 131  Directors and Officers


Chapter 132  Reserved


Chapter 133  Membership Agreements


Chapter 134  Reserved


Chapter B  Federal Regulation


Chapter 135  Taxation of Agricultural Cooperatives


Chapter 136  Agricultural Cooperative Securities


Chapter 137  Antitrust Aspects of Agricultural Cooperatives

  VOLUME INDEX