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Preserving Minnesota's Agricultural Land: Proposed Policy Solutions (June 30, 2012) By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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This report analyzes Minnesota's existing farmland preservation tools and proposes policy solutions to achieve a more comprehensive approach to preserving farmland in Minnesota.
Farmers' Guide to Organic Contracts By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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The goal of the Farmers’ Guide to Organic Contracts is to help farmers make informed decisions when evaluating, negotiating, and managing contract agreements with buyers of organic farm... More > products.< Less
Farmers' Guide to Organic Contracts By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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The goal of the Farmers’ Guide to Organic Contracts is to help farmers make informed decisions when evaluating, negotiating, and managing contract agreements with buyers of organic farm... More > products.< Less
Farmers' Guide to Farm Internships: Federal and Minnesota Labor and Employment Law By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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This guide is intended for small-scale, family-run farm operations that gross less than $500,000 per year and rely to some extent on farm intern labor. Internships are an increasingly popular way for... More > aspiring farmers who lack the practical experience needed to start their own farm operations to gain needed skills and knowledge. In exchange for hands-on training with an experienced farmer, an intern provides labor for the farming operation. Farmers and interns may not stop to consider whether there could be legal obligations that affect the arrangement; this guide is intended to inform both farmers and interns about their legal obligations. The Farmers' Guide to Farm Internships covers federal and Minnesota laws on topics such as minimum wage and overtime laws, labor standards specific to agricultural workers, workplace safety laws, mandatory workers' compensation insurance, employment (payroll) tax and withholding laws, anti-discrimination laws, and workplace posting and recordkeeping requirements.< Less
Farmers' Guide to Farm Employees: Federal and Minnesota Labor and Employment Law for Small-Scale Family Farms By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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This guide is intended for family-run specialty crop (fruit and vegetable) operations that gross less than $500,000 per year and rely extensively on family labor. Many minority and immigrant farming... More > families with deep agricultural traditions fall into this category.< Less
Farmers' Guide to Minnesota Lending Law By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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Credit is the lifeblood of farming. Serious price, production, and weather difficulties almost always become credit problems. The stark and ongoing reality is that mortgaged farms are lost or nearly... More > lost to foreclosure, property pledged as collateral is repossessed, judgment liens are entered— and the livelihood of family farmers is threatened. Credit problems are almost always legal problems. In an ideal world, the law would be clear enough and the legal system fair enough that everyone would be on a more or less even footing in legal matters. Unfortunately, the law can be complicated, and even where the law is simple at its core, legal language is confusing and difficult. Farming without a working knowledge of lending law—or the resources to buy legal assistance— can have devastating results. The aim of this book is to give farmers a basic outline of lending law. Because so few legal situations are exactly the same, this book can only offer a general outline of the law.< Less
Planting the Seeds for Public Health: How the Farm Bill Can Help Farmers to Produce and Distribute Healthy Foods By Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
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Success in the battle to end childhood obesity will depend, in part, on the degree of success farmers experience producing healthy food crops, such as fruits and vegetables, and marketing them in a... More > manner that ensures they reach vulnerable children. In this endeavor, it will be critical to achieve a balance between providing an affordable and accessible supply of fruits and vegetables and a fair return on investment to the farmers who grow them. Strategic marketing through the rebuilding of local and regional food systems—including direct marketing by farmers to consumers, schools, and nutrition program recipients—will help increase children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables and ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their production.< Less