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Month: November 2014

  • Posted on November 13, 2014

    Access to credit under fair terms and reasonable rates continues to be an essential need for family farmers. Recent changes to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm loan programs make FSA loans more useful for family farmers. There are three main changes. Each was made by the 2014 Farm Bill and are now being implemented […]

  • Posted on November 12, 2014

    Please join us in congratulating FLAG Senior Staff Attorney and Deputy Director Stephen Carpenter, who recently received the 2014 Excellence in Agricultural Law Award from the American Agricultural Law Association at their annual conference. Stephen says he is “honored to be chosen by his peers” for this prestigious award.

  • Posted on November 6, 2014

    We at FLAG know you are committed to building a sustainable local foods system, and that you already understand that many family farmers need support. What you may not have considered are the complex legal needs these farmers have, and how difficult it can be for them to access legal services. Running a farm involves […]