Agricultural Law

Farmland is a unique and irreplaceable asset. Even if the market goes down, even if money in investment portfolios decreases, land does not disappear. It is an investment that you can literally stand on, and often becomes one of the best investments you can make.

This investment, however, requires significant capital. Transactions involving farmland should not be taken lightly. If you are thinking about buying, selling, or investing in improvements for your farmland, talk with an attorney who has in-depth knowledge of agricultural law.

Brad Rutherford and Eric Bidwell have been providing knowledgeable, experienced, and accountable legal representation for matters of agricultural law for over 30 years. Call us today to arrange an appointment.

Contact Us: We provide clear and understandable advice to all clients. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

Buying, Selling and Leasing Farms

Let Bradley J. Rutherford and Eric R. Bidwell handle your agricultural law issues. We are in the practice of helping individuals, families, and investors with transactions, including the buying, selling, and leasing of farms. Eric has a degree in agricultural studies from Iowa State and a family farm background. As a farmer as well as a lawyer, he understands the concerns farmers have and works hard to protect their interests.

Government Programs

There are many different government programs available to farmers through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, it takes careful study of all related policies and laws to maximize the benefits you receive, and land transactions can have additional complex effects.

At the Rutherford & Bidwell Law Office, we provide legal counsel on USDA programs, explaining the often complex rules in plain English. Much of our work focuses on helping farmers with USDA farm subsidy payments under the 2008 Farm Bill and with the ten-year Crop Reserve Program, helping them understand how to effectively manage their CRP land. We also represent people considering wind energy contracts.

Contact Us for Clear and Accurate Answers

Rutherford & Bidwell Law Office
106 S 1st Avenue # A
Marshalltown, IA 50158-5028

Phone: 641-753-3648