What Are Some Challenges Facing Agribusinesses And Agricultural Law?

February 15, 2018

As our modern society has become almost completely dependent on industrial production, farmers and agricultural businesses have faced some interesting opportunities and challenges. We still heavily depend on farmers and agriculturalists for fresh produce and certain products. Here’s why you should know what agricultural law is, and how some challenges that these workers are facing can affect you.

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What is Agricultural Law?

Agricultural law refers to law associated with agricultural infrastructure, which includes its production, marketing, and distribution. Since agricultural law is so broad and includes so many facets of the industry, it will usually overlap with other laws, such as labor laws, environmental laws, and much more. Agricultural lawyers provide services to their clients, which can include chemical suppliers, equipment manufacturers, meat, fruit, and vegetable producers, and other agribusinesses. There have also been several laws recently enacted to help protect agricultural workers and farm owners, such as the Federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and the Agricultural Assistance Act.

What Disputes Could Farmers be Facing?

Many agribusinesses and farm owners face some challenges relating to their production and their land ownership. These include crop loss claims, government contracts, insurance claims and recoveries, public land use, real estate, and water rights. Many farms are trying to feed a growing global population while having to produce more food on fewer acres. They’ve also been met with new strict emissions requirements, and they’ve had to significantly minimize their environmental footprint.

The attorneys of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP have extensive experience working with farmers, ranchers, dairies, timberland owners and other related industries. Contact PHMJC if you or someone you know is facing any challenges in the agricultural industry and seeks to be represented.