I graduated from college a full year early, spent the summer working the night shift at ButterKrust Bakery in Lakeland and went to the University of Florida College of Law in fall 1964. Gainesville was a blast for a guy coming from an all-male school — football games, parties, sunshine and legal studies on the [...]
Like many of you, I studied civics in 9th grade and American history in 11th grade. We were taught the history of the second war with England known as the War of 1812. Toward the end of that war, the British invaded Washington and burned a large portion of the Capitol building. Our teachers proudly said that [...]
The week of June 10, the 29,000 members of Florida FFA and their advisors pulled off an amazing technological achievement while demonstrating responsible behavior for themselves and setting an example for the rest of us at their annual convention. At any given time during the days of meeting by distant virtual communication, as many as [...]
Our office began litigating the causes of environmental events, be it by human kind or Mother Nature, in the early 1970s, with no end in sight. Like many of you, other than farmers and cattle folk who can’t stop nature, we’ve been more isolated. We’ve been watching nature on public television and Planet Earth on [...]
Checkout our first podcast with Cari Rinker, an agriculture lawyer in the Midwest as host, produced and distributed by Purdue University Agriculture as information for agricultural interests of all types. This podcast introduces Martin Law in a lively discourse between host and guest. More to come on relevant subjects.
As native Floridians, we have observed thousands of acres of agricultural lands destroyed by way of development, disease, population explosion, and increased land value. But there is a way to help make agricultural lands more affordable. The Florida Greenbelt law, enacted in 1959, gives the owner of agricultural lands a property tax break for conducting [...]
After years of negotiations between the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) and the USDA’s Risk Management Agency, the brand-new Nursery Value Select (NVS) Pilot policy is ready to launch. The new policy will be offered in many Florida counties this spring. It is imperative that you contact your crop insurance agent immediately regarding [...]
The future of Florida’s agriculture industry is being secured and shaped in universities throughout the state. At Martin Law Office, we know the value of education, and we feel it’s important to give Florida’s men and women the tools they need to make a change, and to make that change count. That’s why we made [...]