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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 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 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
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.
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
Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the Wind By Jessica A. Shoemaker, Christy Anderson Brekken, Karen R. Krub
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This book serves as a guide to the many legal issues faced by farmers and rural landowners who seek to develop wind energy projects. The Farmers' Guide to Wind Energy: Legal Issues in Farming the... More > Wind provides legal information for individuals developing wind projects, regardless of size. This includes farmer-owned large utility-scale wind farms as well as smaller on-farm or residential wind turbine projects. Legal issues covered in this guide include negotiating wind property agreements, siting a wind farm, liability risks associated with developing and operating wind turbines, project financing, choice of business structure, government incentives for wind development, and the tax consequences of these efforts.< Less
Farmers' Guide to GMOs (Second Edition, February 2009) By Lynn A. Hayes
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This guide is a tool to assist farmers in understanding the complex framework of laws surrounding the planting of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The guide explains farmers’ legal... More > obligations under GMO contracts and the very real possibility that farmers may be held legally liable to pay tens of thousands of dollars to biotech companies for violations of those contracts or to neighboring farmers whose fields become contaminated with GMOs. It also highlights the devastating impact GMO contamination has had on some agricultural markets and the lawsuits surrounding those events. Due to the significant risks posed by planting GMOs, the guide provides some suggestions on how farmers may protect themselves from GMO contamination risks.< Less
Farmers' Guide to Disaster Assistance, Sixth Edition By Karen R. Krub, Jill E. Krueger, Jennifer A. Jambor
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This guide describes and analyzes programs that may be of assistance to farmers facing a natural disaster, such as drought, flood, or excessive snow and cold weather. This publication contains... More > detailed information on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual and Households Program; FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance; Federal Crop Insurance; Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); Emergency Conservation Program; Disaster Assistance for Livestock Producers; Farm Service Agency (FSA) Emergency (EM) Loans; Farm Service Agency (FSA) Disaster Set-Aside; Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans; Bankruptcy; and Federal Income Taxes. This Sixth Edition also contains information for Organic Farms. 7/14/08 NOTICE: An important deadline as discussed in the Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance, Sixth Edition, 2008 has been changed. Please go to FLAG's Disaster page to view the full notice.< Less
Community Wind: A Review of Select State and Federal Policy Incentives By Jessica A. Shoemaker, Christy Anderson Brekken
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“Community wind” refers to a method of wind energy development that intentionally seeks to optimize local benefits. For purposes of this report, “community wind” includes... More > locally owned wind projects that sell or offset energy on the electric grid. For a project to be locally owned, community members must have a direct financial stake in the project beyond just land leases or local tax revenue. This report discusses laws from Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, and the federal government that impact the viability of community wind development. These states were chosen because they have laws that are specifically targeted at community wind or are states that have significant wind power development potential. (August 2006)< Less