The increased popularity of the local foods movement has given rise to a new generation of small-scale farmers. These new (and some experienced) farmers are blazing new trails in certifications for their products: everything from organic to cruelty-free to non-GMO, all of which are accompanied by a myriad of rules and regulations.
It is also important to make sure that the time, energy and capital you invested in improving the land is protected for your business and the legacy business you will pass on to your future generations. Let our experienced attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP, help you protect your investment and your farm.
For initial consultation with our experienced agricultural lawyers today. We are happy to answer your initial questions and address any initial concerns you might have. Please call 484-842-0276 or contact our law firm online.
The Issues Farmers Face
New and experienced farmers are encountering a variety of legal problems related to:
- Federal, state and municipal regulation
- Reservation and conservation
- Tax planning
- Agency financing
- Succession and estate planning
- Employment and immigration
- The Farm Credit Act of 1971
- Farm Bill regulations and changes
- Pennsylvania Clean and Green program
- Agriculture, Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) legislation
Many farmers also need assistance finding and navigating the many financing and insurance options available from special and governmental sources, whether it is on the local, state or federal level. It is essential to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side to make sure the government responds to your needs with the least hassle and minimum amount of lag time as possible. Let Berman & Asbel, LLP, help advocate for your business and all your agricultural needs.
Many modern farming practices create trouble for farmers through non-compliance with environmental regulations. New rules related to the Clean Water Act could subject even more farms to regulation by the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers. Make sure you have the proper permits and have followed all local zoning laws in order to avoid any surprise visits from regulatory agencies.
Contact Us Today for an Initial Consultation
We invite you to schedule your initial consultation today so you can learn more about our services and how we can help. Please call our Media law office at 484-842-0276 or contact us online to set yours up.