• November 21, 2023Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

    Livestock Risk Protection Insurance: An Alternative Risk Management Tool

    “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” This is but one of the many pieces of sage advice shared by author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, with his audiences and readers over the course of his distinguished career. On the forefront of what farmers might expect, prepare for, and capitalize on...
  • November 14, 2022Agriculture Law & AgribusinessFinance & Banking

    Insurance Basics: Moving Toward a Greater Understanding of the Role of Commercial Insurance in the Agricutural Industry

    Throughout my nearly 15 years of practicing law, I have observed a wide range of perspectives, understandings, and tolerances from agricultural producers and other businesses regarding the topic of insurance. Some find insurance a combination of overwhelming, confusing, and boring. If given the choice, they would prefer watching endless streams of YouTube videos seeking to...
  • February 16, 2022Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

    What Preserves the Integrity of the Derivatives Market?

    Agricultural producers are no strangers to risk. They grow, buy, and sell commodities in a global economy subject to the unpredictability of floods, droughts, and trades disputes, the whims of governments and politicians, and the devastations caused by pandemics and disease. Many if not most producers develop and employ hedging strategies in an attempt to...