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NC State Extension

Agribusiness Law

Agribusiness Law generally describes the federal, state and local laws, taxes and regulations concerning the production, sale, transportation and processing of agricultural food and fiber products of all kinds (crops, plants, livestock, etc.). Agribusiness Law topics include:

  • Production contracts
  • Production incentives
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Contracts related to sale of and payment for farm products
  • Food safety
  • Agritourism liability
  • Debtor/creditor law
  • Farm labor
  • Transportation

Materials and Presentations

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (Presentation overview of PACA to the NC Sweet Potato Commission)

Farm Business Legal Structure (Short and simple presentation on forms of business structure. This presentation is designed for presentation by non-lawyers)

Legal Issues Related to Cow Share Agreements (Presentation to the CFSA Organic Commodities Conference on the status and legal issues associated with recently legal “Cow Share” agreements under the Farm Act of 2018)