Photo credit: Breakfast of Champions by arvindgrover on Flickr.


  • Posted on September 20, 2017

    Today, Farmers’ Legal Action Group, in conjunction with long-time partners Farm Aid and the Rural Advancement Foundation-International (RAFI), released “Navigating Disaster Assistance for Farmers: Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.” There are several programs to help farmers and rural victims of the hurricanes, but some deadlines are soon. If you’ve been hit, please see our guide to […]

  • 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 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 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 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 […]