Farming and the Law

Senate Farm Bill Committee Draft Reflects Young Farmer Needs

Senate introduces farm bill draft with the Young Farmer Agenda in mind On Friday afternoon, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its long-awaited draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. In stark contrast to the hyper-partisan approach of their House counterparts, Senate Committee

CLF Offers New Legal Resource for New England Farmers

The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), a non-profit environmental advocacy group based in New England, is piloting a new resource project for farmers: the New England Legal Services Food Hub. The problem that CLF hopes to solve with the Legal Services

Take Action Now to Help Independent Livestock Producers

Independent meat producers and farmers everywhere need your help right now to defeat some terrible language that was included in the Senate’s Continuing Resolution. As Wes reported earlier today, the Senate’s bill to fund government programs through the rest of

With the defeat of Prop 37 in last week’s election, a long campaign battle in California has drawn to a close—for now.  According to Ballotpedia, the proposition’s outline is as follows: “If Proposition 37 has been approved, it would have:

Farmers have the option to form their business as a limited liability company, an entity that offers liability protection to the farmer’s personal assets. Filing is fairly easy after you learn a few key words in the Articles of Organization.

FSA Announces Major Changes in Farm Loan Handbook

Today, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) notified the National Young Farmers’ Coalition of changes in their loan handbook that will make it easier for the nation’s young farmers to qualify for farm loans. This is a major win for the

Farming is a business and a way of life. But, if a farmer is expecting liability protection for her personal assets, she might want to keep the distinction between personal and business matters clear, at least when it comes to

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