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  • 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

  • Posted on May 3, 2016

    FLAG is seeking a full-time Legal Office and Grants Administrator. This is a critically important position and the hub of FLAG, and requires someone who is comfortable interacting with a diverse clientele. For more information, click here.

  • Posted on August 20, 2015

    One of the strange and frustrating aspects of working with struggling farmers is that farmers can seem nearly invisible. In fact, all rural residents can seem to disappear in this society. Rural residents in the United States live in a variety of climates and geographies, and encompass virtually every racial and ethnic group one can […]

  • Posted on July 28, 2015

    Ten Thousand Villages at 50th & France in Minneapolis supports Fair Trade and FLAG. This Saturday, August 1, from noon to 4:00, 15 percent of all of their sales will be donated to FLAG. Shop the sidewalk sale at Ten Thousand Villages as part of the 50th & France Crazy Days sidewalk sales. FLAG will have a […]

  • Posted on December 4, 2014

    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 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 […]