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  • 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

  • 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 […]