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New Farmer Legal Resources from Farm Commons

A quick message from farming attorney extraordinaire Rachel Armstrong about new resources available from Farm Commons. Hello Farmers and Food Advocates, We all know how vital good food safety practices are to our community of farmers and eaters. But, bad

NYFC March 2014 Newsletter

We’ve kicked off the spring with an exciting win at the USDA! Thanks to feedback from our coalition, the Farm Service Agency is making key changes to its facilities loan program that will increase access to diversified farmers. Want to

Upcoming Free Legal Webinars for Farmers

This winter, Farm Commons will offer free webinars on legal issues for farmers who market their product directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer farmers are building a new food system, but farmers and advocates alike often don’t realize the unique laws and

We are excited to announce an upcoming webinar/discussion on apprenticeships, employers and the law. In our 2010 report, “Building a Future with Farmers,” we found apprenticeships to be the most valuable tool today’s young farmers have to kick start their

Last month, I participated in a very helpful webinar by Farm Commons discussing the legal aspects of running a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. It began by discussing how member/shareholder agreements can lay the groundwork for a positive relationship between CSA

CSA Legal Practices Online Webinar

Beginning farmers – here is a free class for those interested in learning more about the legal aspects of running a CSA: Building the Base of Your CSA: Legal Best Practices, Including Member, Volunteer, and Intern Agreements Monday, December 10th,

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