Fix for Heirs Property

Farm Bill Could Smooth Path for States to Eliminate Forced Farmland Sales

Elizabeth Williams
By  Elizabeth Williams , DTN Special Correspondent
Provisions of the new farm bill could speed adoption of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act, which gives tenants-in-common more options when determining how to divide farmland. (DTN file photo)
When a farmland owner dies without a will, the real estate often lacks a clear title, making it harder to apply for a USDA farm number, loans and safety net benefits. A provision of the recently passed farm bill simplifies that process, and experts say it could...

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Elizabeth Williams