Problems & How We Solve Them
“I want to create my own cooperative. Do I need to first obtain a
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) license?”
Many people do not know what a PACA license is, let alone how to obtain one. Any person who buys or sells more than 2,000 pounds of fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables in any given day is required to be licensed under the PACA. Wholesalers, processors, truckers, grocery wholesalers, and foodservice firms fit into this category. But have no fear, our team is ready and willing to be through all steps of the process. Our attorneys stay ahead of the ever changing legal environment to ensure that you and your property are protected.
“I have a livestock facility and am receiving complaints from neighbors
about the odor, what can I do?”
Odor nuisance liability and environmental compliance are important concerns for livestock producers that can involve complicated state and federal regulations and well as exposure to significant civil damage claims and awards . Our regional team of lawyers work closely with processors, producers, suppliers and manufacturers to ensure that such liability exposures are minimized and remedied. We want to protect your livestock facility. Learn how by calling us today!
Farmers are faced with new challenges and opportunities every day -- from feeding an expanding global population while meeting strict new emissions requirements, to producing more food on fewer acres while minimizing their environmental footprint. Significant issues impacting these challenges include new government mandates and regulations, the availability and price of land for expansion and proper business succession planning.
"How do I create a farmers' cooperative?"
We understand that navigating the business world can be a scary task. If you feel that your farming operation isn’t generating enough supply for its demand, then it’s time to dig up some dirt about the topic and our Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Omaha, and Spirit Lake attorneys can help you do just that. Creating a cooperative that provides products for an increasing market while generating jobs and making your life easier at the same time? That sounds worth it.
“What can I do to prepare for taxes that will be involved in the
process of creating a cooperative?”
Your cooperative is an extension of your producer-farming operation and is taxed as such. And who likes discussing agricultural taxation? We do, of course! Call us today to review your tax strategies in that regard.