Agriculture Law

Regulations surrounding the agricultural business span several different areas of law including zoning rules, the use of pesticides, and intellectual property. As an attorney practicing agricultural law, you’ll need to be familiar with both federal and state laws and how they work in conjunction with each other to subsidize and regulate agricultural activity. If you are representing a dairy farmer who recently lost everything in a natural disaster, you’ll want to learn more about the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Loan programs, a form of Federal Assistance available to small businesses. You can also learn about topics such as food stamp policies for your non-citizen clients, and key information concerning how the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will respond and assist farmers in the event of a major disaster. Click on a link below to get started.
Agriculture Law Articles
    • The Facts About Physical Disaster Business Loans
      The Facts About . . . Physical Disaster Business Loans SBA U.S. Small Business Administration Champions of America's Entrepreneurs The Facts About . . . Physical Disaster Business Loans If your buisness -- large or small -- has suffered physical ...

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    • Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Small Business
      U.S. Small Business Administration Publication DAD-3 (5/95 edition) The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), created by Congress in 1953, was given a mandate to provide financial assistance to victims of disasters. If, as a direct result of a ...

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    • Basic Facts About SBA Disaster Loan Programs
      In the wake of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires, tornados and other physical disasters, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) plays a major role. SBA's disaster loans are the primary form of Federal assistance for nonfarm, private ...

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    • The Facts About Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Small Businesses
      If your small business has suffered substantial economic injury, regardless of physical damage, as a result of a disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small businesses and small ...

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    • The Federal Disaster Declaration Process and Disaster Aid Programs
      to a disaster is the job of local government's emergency services with help from nearby municipalities, the state and volunteer agencies. In a catastrophic disaster, and if the governor requests, federal resources can be mobilized through the ...

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    • Supreme Court Limits FIFRA Preemption Defense
      The United States Supreme Court last week clarified the preemptive scope of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act ("FIFRA") as applied to common law claims arising from alleged pesticide damage.  Bates v. Dow AgroSciences LLC, No ...

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    • Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Loans
      The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest (generally 4 percent or less), long-term (up to 30 years) loans to help homeowners, renters and non-farm businesses recover from a disaster. Loan proceeds may be used to repair or replace ...

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    • Public Assistance Glossary
      Glossary of Terms A state agency, local government, or eligible private nonprofit organization who submits a request to the Grantee for disaster assistance under the state.s grant. A systems approach to provision of equitable and fast service to ...

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    • Public Assistance Guide
      (35K) When Disaster Strikes Applying for Public Assistance Eligibility Project Management Chapter 2 - Applying for Public Assistance Section A - Applicant Eligibility 9 Section B - The Applicants' Briefing and Damage Survey Reports ...

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    • Food Stamp Policy on Immigrants (Now, And After 11/1/98)
      The current (until November 1, 1998) food stamp policy on eligibility of immigrants is as follows: A non-citizen may be eligible for food stamps if he or she is otherwise eligible (meets all other eligibility requirements), and he/she: , a change in ...

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