Publications and Web Resources:
Growing your Local Food Business in South Carolina: A Guide to Laws and Regulations - Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
South Carolina Direct Farm Business Guide - USDA
The Farmer’s Legal Guide to Producer Marketing Associations - National Agricultural Law Center
American Agricultural Law Association
he AALA is a national, non-profit professional membership organization that focuses on the legal needs of the agricultural community. It serves as an education, information and networking bridge linking professionals with an interest in agricultural law. Membership includes attorneys, academics, governmental officials, non-profit organization staff, and agribusiness professionals.
PO Box 3050, Madison, WI 53704
Nonprofit providing proactive legal services for sustainable producers, legal education resources, and education for attorneys on issues related to community-based farmers.
Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG)
6 Fifth St. West Suite 650, St. Paul, MN 55102-1404
FLAG is a non-profit agricultural law center dedicated to providing legal services to family farmers and their rural communities. FLAG provides legal advice on many issues affecting family farmers including but not limited to credit, farm programs, disaster programs, crop insurance, the National Organic Program, community food systems, farmers markets, farmland preservation, production and marketing contracts, discrimination in USDA programs, and Packers and Stockyards Act enforcement. FLAG’s website has many legal guides and articles.
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
8116 Arlington Blvd. Suite 263, Falls Church, VA 22042
703-208-3276 (fax) 703-208-3278
A 501(c)(4) non-profit organization whose members pool resources to protect access to raw milk, consumer choice, sustainable family farms, on-farm processing, and direct-to-consumer distribution.
National Agricultural Law Center
2650 N Young Avenue, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72704
479-575-7646 (fax) 479-5830
The National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas is a leading source for agricultural and food law research and information. It is the only agricultural law research and information facility that is independent, national in scope, and directly connected to the national agricultural information network.
Quality Business Experts
QBE provides experts and consultants to meet litigation and business needs.