Term Agricultural/Agribusiness Law
Code FT-0200
Definition Programs that provide information and/or legal assistance that helps farmers, landowners and others who are involved in the agricultural industry understand their rights and responsibilities and achieve compliance with the federal and state laws, administrative rulings and court decisions that govern the practice of agriculture. Specific issues may include crop and livestock financing; farm financing and borrowers' rights; farm bankruptcy; agricultural land leases; eminent domain (condemnation); agricultural labor laws; livestock sales and breeding rights; mad cow disease, hoof and mouth disease and other conditions that affect livestock; livestock waste management; pesticides and herbicides; agricultural production contracts; genetically modified organisms; insurance coverage; water resources law; fence laws; and the formation and operation of agricultural cooperatives and the disputes that may arise among members. Clients may include local and federated agricultural cooperatives, hybrid seed companies, hog production operations, meat packing plants, agrichemical companies, cattle producers and related organizations.
Created 8/17/04
Changed 5/3/10
Use References Agribusiness Law
Agricultural Law
See Also References Agricultural and Food Sciences Research (TR-0400)
Agricultural Museums (TA-5500.0300)
Agricultural Statistics (TJ-8000.0400)
Community Supported Agriculture (BD-2400.1500)
Farm Associations (TN-2000)
Farmland Preservation (JD-1500.4500-180)
Farm Safety Education (JR-8200.1980)
Farm Tools/Equipment (BM-9500.2000)
Food Production (BD-2600)
International Agricultural Development (TL-3300.3450)
External Classification Terms Legal Aid-Civil (UW
Legal Aid-Criminal (UW
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Agriculture and Farming
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Agricultural Law and Legal Definition”, USlegalforms.com website, http://www.uslegalforms.com/legaldefinitions/agricultural-law/

Handbook of Florida Agricultural Laws: Taxation and Property Rights Related to Agricultural Lands, Michael T. Olexa, Laura Minton, Amanda Taylor, Joseph Fischer, Aaron Leviten, and Azim Saju, a publication of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. FE119 is part of Circular 1224, Handbook of Florida Agricultural Laws. First published November 1999, and revised April 2004. University of Florida IFAS Extension website, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_FE119

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