Agricultural Law Manual


Revised and updated, April 1, 2016.

This comprehensive looseleaf manual is an ideal deskbook for attorneys, tax consultants and other professionals who advise agricultural clients and who need an economical and comprehensive resource for agricultural law issues. Updates are published every four months to keep the Manual current with the latest developments. The book contains more than 750 pages plus an index.

Manual update subscriptions:
The Manual is offered to new subscribers at $115, including, at no extra charge, all updates published within five months after purchase of the book. After the free update, you will receive two updates per year at $70 per year or at $35 for single updates.
Examine the Manual and if you are not completely satisfied, return the book within 30 days for a complete refund of your payment.


Special Strengths: The Agricultural Law Manual is especially strong in the areas of federal income, estate and gift taxation affecting farm and ranch businesses, and federal Chapter 12 farm bankruptcy law. The Manual contains discussions of all areas covered in Dr. Harl’s farm tax seminars and more. Discussions are cross referenced to the 14 volume treatise, Agricultural Law by Dr. Neil E. Harl. A comprehensive index facilitates research.

The Author: Dr. Neil E. Harl is Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics, Iowa State University and member of the Iowa Bar. Dr. Harl is one of the country’s foremost authorities on business, economic, legal and tax matters affecting agriculture and has published numerous papers and articles in legal, tax and trade journals, in addition to the 14 volume treatise, Agricultural Law.

The Editor: The editor is Robert P. Achenbach, Jr., J.D. who is the editor and co-publisher of the Agricultural Law Digest and writer and editor for more than 35 years for Dr. Harl’s treatise, Agricultural Law.


Chapter 1: Farm and Ranch Liability
Chapter 2: Environmental Law Relating to Farms and Sale and Ranches
Chapter 3: Agricultural Labor
Chapter 4: Income Tax and Social Security
Chapter 5: Estate Planning: Death-Time Transfers
Chapter 6: Gifts and Federal Gift Tax, Installment Sales and Private Annuities
Chapter 7: Organizing the Farm or Ranch Business
Chapter 8: Life Estates and Trusts
Chapter 9: Governmental Regulation of Animal Production, Shipment and Sale
Chapter 10: Governmental Regulation of Crop Production, Shipment and Sale
Chapter 11: Government Regulation of Agricultural Inputs
Chapter 12: Government Regulation of Foreign Trade
Chapter 13: Commercial Law Applicable to Farms and Ranches
Chapter 14: Agricultural Cooperatives

Seminar Discounts:  Purchasers of the Agricultural Law Manual are entitled to a discount on registration fees for any of Dr. Harl’s Agricultural Tax Seminars. Click here for more information.