With the PPP deadline pushed out ’til May, there’s more time to help your farm business!

The deadline for submitting your PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan application was supposed to be March 31. But, on the heels of the $1.

Gleaning can feed your community, and it’s even legal!

It feels like we’re back to the early days of the Sprout, last spring, when all of our articles were about COVID this and coronavirus that…Well…

The ARP’s new Child Tax Credit spells relief for American farm families

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 has another major surprise squeezed into its 242 pages of text. Not only does the new COVID relief package take a big step to…

The American Rescue Plan unveils revolutionary relief for farmers of color

The new round of COVID relief that emerged this month out of Washington includes a lot of the usual stuff (“usual” since spring of 2020, that is…

Welcome to the new Farm Commons!

A stronger, better future for everyone with a stake in agricultural law is here! With Farm Commons, the entire agricultural community — farmers, ranchers…

The executive order on climate change: agriculture is a big player, but what does this mean for your farm?

On January 27th, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Part I starts out…

Can you require workers on your farm to be vaccinated? Sure, but is it a good idea?

If you are a farm business owner, you may very well be wondering whether you should encourage vaccination of your workers, or even if it’s legal to require it…

Using herbs from your farm to make tinctures and teas? Make sure you’re not selling an “unapproved drug”!

Using herbs grown on your farm to make value-added products like tinctures and teas is an exciting venture that many farmers are taking on. There’s a growing…

Get in the Zone! Tennessee lawsuit illustrates the harsh reality of zoning laws for farms

Here at Farm Commons we talk about zoning a lot. This is because zoning can cause a lot of headache and heartache on the farm. A decision out of the Tennessee…

The executive order on climate change: agriculture is a big player, but what does this mean for your farm?

On January 27th, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. Part I starts out…