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  • Posted on March 7, 2019

    The Third Edition of FLAG’s Farmers’ Guide to Minnesota Lending Law is out now. Farmers, farm advocates, farm attorneys, and others, please consult, download, print, or share the guide for free. If you have any legal questions about lending or credit as Minnesota farmers prepare for the 2019 growing season, please do not hesitate to […]

  • Posted on November 2, 2018

    Farmers with losses from the 2017 hurricanes and wildfires may be eligible for relief for crop losses from the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (WHIP).  Relief is in the form of cash payments.  The deadline to sign up is November 16, 2018. Our Guide helps farmers navigate the ins and outs of this program. […]

  • Posted on November 1, 2018

    On September 20th, 2018, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, in conjunction with long-time partners Farm Aid and the Rural Advancement Foundation-International (RAFI), updated our guide “Navigating Disaster Assistance for Farmers” in response to Hurricane Florence. There are several programs to help farmers and rural victims of the hurricanes. If you’ve been hit, please see our guide […]

  • Posted on April 10, 2018

    FLAG joined 35 other farm organizations in signing this letter urging the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture to reauthorize funding in the next farm bill for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network. Farming is a high stress occupation and with the prolonged downturn in farm economy, many farmers are facing even greater stress. Letter […]

  • Posted on January 31, 2018

    FLAG announces a new resource that is intended to assist organic farmers in time of disaster. It looks at two important issues. First, it discusses the extremely challenging effect of a flood on an organic farm. Second, this booklet discusses a relatively new form of crop insurance – Whole-Farm Revenue — that could benefit organic […]

  • Posted on September 6, 2017

    FLAG has updated its Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) to help farmers affected by Hurricane Harvey. DUA provides payments to people who would not normally qualify for unemployment, including farmers. Available for download here: Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Unemployment Assistance September 2017

  • Posted on September 1, 2017

    We are pleased to announce a new publication from FLAG, Farmers’ Guide to the Minnesota Cottage Food Law. This user-friendly guide explains how the Minnesota Cottage Food Law affects farmers and others that sell food. This work was made possible with the generous support of Minnesota State Supreme Court, Legal Services Advisory Committee.  Available for […]

  • Posted on November 17, 2016

    FLAG Attorney Stephen Carpenter attended the 16th Annual Iowa Organic Conference in Des Moines, Iowa on November 16.  Stephen presented at a Crop Insurance for Organic Farmers workshop with Nicole Cook and Mark Gutierrez of USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Stephen discussed how crop insurance works in general and highlighted some particular ways that recent changes […]

  • Posted on November 15, 2016

    FLAG was created in response to the farm credit crisis of the 1980s after tens of thousands of families lost their farms due to low commodity prices and overwhelming debt. Our attorneys represented a national class of 230,000 farmers, successfully challenging illegal procedures that were used to force farmers off their land. Today, as we […]

  • Posted on November 1, 2016

    A new publication from FLAG, Floods and Organic Producers:  Issues for Producers and Steps to Recovery after a Natural Disaster Available for download: Flooding and Organic Producers December 2016