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Category: FLAG in the News

  • Posted on September 15, 2016

    Farmers’ Legal Action Group Deputy Director Stephen Carpenter will appear on Farm Aid panel about farmer advocates at the premiere of the documentary “Homeplace Under Fire” Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Homeplace Under Fire” is the story of the frontline, grassroots work of American farm advocates and their 30-year fight to […]

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

    We invite you to view this inspiring video for an insider’s view of the successful 2016 Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference held earlier this year in St. Paul, Minnesota. Attendees at this conference represented more than 13 ethnic and cultural groups, including African American, Bhutanese, Burundi, Karen, Latino, Lebanese, Native American, and Nepalese. Click here to watch […]

  • Posted on April 26, 2016

    The Board of Directors of the Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Carlson as the new FLAG Executive Director. Scott brings a lifelong commitment to family farmers and exceptional legal and managerial credentials to the position. Scott’s appointment will assure FLAG’s continued success as it moves forward […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2016

    One way farmers can protect themselves against losing all of their income due to bad weather is with USDA’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, known as NAP. NAP is administered by USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a voluntary program. Hli Xyooj, Senior Staff Attorney with Farmers’ Legal Action Group, will be leading a workshop […]

  • Posted on January 14, 2016

    Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG), is pleased to announce that it is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next exciting phase. FLAG’s long-term Executive Director, Susan Stokes, is moving into a legal leadership position at FLAG. “It has been my honor and privilege to have been FLAG’s steward and Executive […]

  • Posted on January 4, 2016

    Minority and immigrant farmers are invited to participate in the 11th Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference (IMFC). The conference will be held on Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. The conference is free to farmers. Language interpretation is […]

  • Posted on December 9, 2015

    Much to our delight, Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis will be raising money for FLAG all through December when patrons order from its acclaimed Tasting Menu. Through New Year’s Eve, $1 of every Tasting Menu purchase will be donated to FLAG. To learn more about the acclaimed Restaurant Alma–its history, its staff, and its commitment to local food sourcing in the Twin Cities […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2015

    Check out what FLAG has been up to recently.

  • Posted on September 24, 2015

    FLAG is proud to share the news that Senior Staff Attorney Hli Xyooj was just named one of only 14 Best Under 40 Lawyers by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Hli is being recognized for her years of providing legal services and a wide range of technical support to small-scale and underrepresented farmers, many […]

  • Posted on September 1, 2015

    Did you know that FLAG’s Senior Staff Attorney Hli Xyooj is a Food Champion? Hli Xyooj (pronounced “lee zhung”), who served on the steering committee for the Minnesota Food Charter, says this about her work: “As I assist people with their farm and legal issues, I’m also helping them to navigate poverty issues at the […]