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d2dcd9 Legal InformationNovember 27, 2018

Food safety is no joking matter, so lettuce not digress... Jokes aside, navigating the stipulations of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) can be complex, as farmers determine whether the Produce Safety and/or Preventive Controls rules apply to their operations or not, and what best practices they need... Read More »

d2dcd9 Legal InformationMarch 26, 2015

Got 5 minutes to spare? Here’s a short summary of the legal issues in starting a value-added venture on your farm. For more information, make sure to check out our free recorded webinar and ... Read More »

d2dcd9 Legal InformationMarch 01, 2014

Farmers who work together to make a profit might be risking their personal assets for the entire business if they form a general partnership. Under a partnership, each general partner is jointly and severally liable for the business debt. The tricky thing is that a couple of farmers can form a partnership without even realizing they’ve done so.

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d2dcd9 Legal InformationApril 18, 2012

An LLC is reasonably easy for a farmer to establish without a lot of assistance- there’s just a few key words to understand. In return, the farmer gets liability protection for his or her personal assets and a flexible business entity that can accommodate a variety of farmers and their partners.

What’s the situation?

Say we have a friend and... Read More »

d2dcd9 Legal InformationFebruary 07, 2012

The sole proprietorship is a quick and easy business entity for creating a new farm. But the sole proprietorship comes with some very big risks that a farmer should carefully weigh before choosing this entity.

What’s the situation?

Nell has just decided to become Farmer Nell. She’s looking at land, she’s circling things in her chicken catalog... Read More »

d2dcd9 Legal InformationFebruary 02, 2012

Working with independent contractors rather than regular employees can save a farmer money. But, it’s not a solution for every situation- only if the farmer can give up a good deal of control over the work should independent contractors be considered.

What’s the Situation?

Hiring employees can be expensive. A farmer must pay Social Security... Read More »

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