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    Death of a Family Farm
    November 26, 2014

    The transition to the next generation doesn’t always go smoothly, even when there is a chance for keeping it in the family. Kristina Johnson profiles this side of the farm business in Death of a Family Farm, citing stark realities like these: So while financial advisors love to pull out the statistic that just 30% of family businesses transition into the second generation, the fact is that that number is no worse—and arguably better— than the longevity of most non-family […]
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    Harvard Food Law and Policy Internships
    November 26, 2014

    The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic is seeking current law students for its Summer 2015 Summer Internship Program. This fast-paced, multi-faceted internship gives students the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience conducting legal and policy research for individuals, community groups, and government agencies on a wide range of food law and policy issues, and challenges them to develop creative legal and policy solutions to pressing food issues. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and reference […]
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    Tools for Investing in Community
    November 26, 2014

    by Michael H. Schuman — also check out 24 Tools for Local Investing
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    This Friday! Agrarian Trust Event in NYC
    November 18, 2014

    “Give us Liberty and give us Land”   DRINKs + land rights discussion at Jimmy’s 43 Friday November 21st, 6-8 pm”   Join us for a short talk by esteemed author and Chicago Urbana professor of Law Eric Freyfogle Sign Up Here  Today, we face an unprecedented inflection of farmland ownership, with 70% of farmland owned by those 65 and older. An estimated 400 million acres will change hands in the next 20 years, which is just about the size of the Louisiana […]
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    The Last Plantation by Anuradha Mittal
    November 16, 2014

    “No justice, no peace! No farms, no food!” shouted hundreds of black farmers and their supporters as they walked past the cheering crowds lining the streets of downtown Atlanta for the annual Martin Luther King March on January 17, 2000. They also carried posters of guns. “A white USDA employee was found guilty of carrying a loaded gun to his office,” one of the demonstrators explained, “which he used to intimidate a black farmer asking about his USDA loan application […]
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    Featured Resource: Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy
    November 16, 2014

    from a book review by Don De Leon, JD, www.GrassrootsLawyers.com . . . Practicing Law in a Sharing Economy, authored by Janelle Orsi with contributions from other like-minded attorneys, argues that an “epic reinvention” of our economic system is taking place, and that as many as 100,000 lawyers will be needed to facilitate the shift to what Orsi calls a “sharing economy.” Orsi argues that with the competition-based economy failing to provide adequate jobs or meet people’s basic needs, and […]
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    Organic Market Farm for Sale: Oklahoma
    November 16, 2014

    40 Acres near Yale, Oklahoma for sale. 50 minutes from Tulsa, 90 minutes from Oklahoma City. Established farmers’ market presence in Tulsa, and 42 member CSA in the surrounding area and Tulsa. Established revenues 40K currently only cropping 6 acres. Very well positioned to quickly grow to 300 member CSA with revenue potential to around 250K. Probably the best positioned Organic farm in Oklahoma to grow into a large CSA business model. This is a fully functioning farm with crops […]
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    Oregon Creates New Finance Law for Local Business
    October 23, 2014

    From Hatch Oregon is a rural state. And strengthening a rural economy in a small town is simply not easy, never mind growing it. This year a unique statewide team will have helped create a new finance law, through the rule making process by the Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities. The new law will allow Oregon-grown companies to raise capital from their neighbors. Any Oregonian will be able to invest in their local businesses. For rural business owners, this is probably the best news they’ve never heard. What? […]
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    Greenhorns in the News
    October 23, 2014

    Agrarian Trust Partner makes it into this great article about young farmers, by Lauren Markham from Orion Magazine. Here’s an excerpt: For many of its participants, the movement stems from a sense of social and environmental responsibility. “My decision to become a farmer had to do with my feeling very strongly that farming is a nexus for social, ecological, and political change,” explains Matthew Shapero, owner and operator of Buckeye Ranch, a lamb and garlic operation down the road from […]
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    Growing New Farmers in Oregon
    October 21, 2014

    Growing Farmers is just as important as finding the land. East Multnomah Headwaters Farm Incubator Program seeks to offer beginning farmers land to get their start in a supportive environment. From their website: Headwaters Farm Incubator Program is designed to assist in the development of new farmers. The program involves leasing out sections of EMSWCD’s Headwaters Farm to motivated, experienced individuals who will use it as a launching pad for their own farming endeavors. Why is EMSWCD Interested in a […]
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