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The Sefer M'rafsin Igra V'yakel pg.199 asks this question. Rav Moshe Brim and Rav Yair Yedidya Pacha answer and explain the reasoning of the mitzvah. They explain the issur of not leaving over a corner comes from the mitzvah of leaving over for the poor. Therefore if one would leave over four little corners or one big corner there would be no difference,as ...
Aaron, your guess is correct: the produce remains kosher whether it was shared with the poor or not. The only portions of the produce that have restrictions on its edibility are: terumah, which must be eaten by a Kohen while ritually pure terumat maaser, which is the terumah given by the Levi. Ma'aser sheni, should be kept ritually pure (tahor) and eaten ...
The mishna in Pea chapter 5 says, and the Rambam in Mat'nos Aniyim chapter 6 codifies, that if someone is working a field with no claim to the not-yet-reaped crops and happens to be poor enough to claim leket, then he can claim leket from the very field he's working. Since they don't mention that he must repay the field's owner for this (and I don't see it ...
According to the Rama (Yorah Deah 332), Leket, Shikcha, and Peah are Mitzvos that we do not keep currently. There are those who wanted to reinstate it in Eretz Yisroel, however the Chazon Ish was against it (will add in source when I find it).
From the Minchas Chinuch (216)'s discussion of how a landowner can give out pea to paupers after he did not leave it in his field for them, it seems to me that he can give all of it to one pauper. I don't see why it'd be different when the pauper picks the crop himself, but I have no explicit source.
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