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Agriculture Law in Florida & North Carolina

Farms face unique risks and regulatory obstacles. Jesse provides the following services to strengthen food communities.

Community Partnership

Food communities may consist of farms, ranches, farmers’ markets, composting services, consumers, and landlords. Attorney Jesse Haskins prepares and reviews written agreements to ensure healthy relationships among food community stakeholders. Examples include leases, farm purchases and sales, conservation easements, and community supported agriculture agreements, solar leases, and cell tower leases.

Regulations

Every level of government saddles food communities with several different types of regulations: workers’ compensation, safety, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), land use, employment, and security regulations. The consequences for noncompliance with hemp regulations can be devastating. The volume of these regulations can be overwhelming, and the legalese can be dizzying. Attorney Jesse Haskins provides clarity to food communities burdened by myriad regulatory regimens.

Tax Classification

Agricultural land is eligible for lower tax rates, but your local property appraiser may not see your land that way. Attorney Jesse Haskins will help.

Challenges to Denials of Loans and Grants

If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture or other government entity wrongfully denied benefits to you, you may be able to challenge the USDA’s decision. Contact Attorney Jesse Haskins for more information.

Building partnerships between farmers & the communities that depend on them.