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Principles of Agricultural Law by Roger A. McEowen is an 850-page leading, cutting-edge textbook on agricultural law and taxation. Now in its 40th release (Spring 2017), Principles is used in law schools, universities and community colleges. The text is specifically developed to meet the needs of the classroom, with detailed case citations and other references.
The book addresses the broad array of legal issues facing producers, agribusinesses, and other rural landowners. Material covered in the book includes contracts, agricultural financing, banking transactions, bankruptcy, farm income tax, real property, farm estate planning, farm business planning, cooperatives, civil liabilities, criminal liabilities, water law, environmental law, and regulatory law.
The text covers the general principles of law for ease of class discussion and provides a nice balance of case reading and textual explanation. Principles of Agricultural Law blends the features of a casebook and a law treatise, with cases chosen that illustrate the concepts discussed in the text to provide a real-life relevance to the reader.
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The text is fully updated twice annually (August and January), and is always current. The updates ("Releases") are available for an annual subscription cost.
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Currently, Roger McEowen is the Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law. From 2004-2015, he was a Professor in Agricultural Law at Iowa State University, where he was also the Director of the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, which he founded. Prior to 2004, he was an associate professor of agricultural law and extension specialist in agricultural law and policy at Kansas State. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and has taught at Washburn Law and the Drake University School of Law Summer Institute in Agricultural Law.
He has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Agricultural Taxation and Law, Indiana Law Review, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, North Dakota Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Tax Notes, West's Social Security Reporting System, Toledo Law Review, Washburn Law Journal, Creighton Law Review, Agricultural Law Update, and the Agricultural Law Digest. He is the author of Principles of Agricultural Law, an 850-page textbook/casebook that is updated twice annually, and a second 300-page book on agricultural law. McEowen also authors the monthly publication, "Kansas Farm and Estate Law." In addition, he co-authors Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Tax Management Portfolios on the federal estate tax family-owned business deduction and the reporting of farm income, and is the lead author of a BNA portfolio concerning the income taxation of cooperatives.
He received a B.S. with distinction from Purdue University in Management in 1986, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1990, and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in 1991.
He is a member of the Iowa and Kansas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Nebraska. He is also a past member of the AALA Board of Directors.
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