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New Video Series Discusses Legal Issues for the Michigan Farmer

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Foster Swift Agricultural Law News
October 6, 2022

Legal Strategies for the Michigan FarmerGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As farmers are committing to spending 12-14 hours a day sitting in their tractors and combines to bring in this year’s crops, they often multitask and thoughts turn to how the growing season went, the successes and challenges that went with it, and what 2023 holds for the business.

To assist with a few of the common legal dilemmas that those in the Ag industry face, the attorneys at Foster Swift are producing a series of short videos on “Legal Strategies for the Michigan Farmer”.

“Because of the scale and diversity of agriculture in Michigan, many different and complicated legal issues arise day-to-day” says Grand Rapids attorney and firm Ag Law practice group leader, Mike Zahrt.

These videos will be moderated by Zahrt and the first three sessions are available at the following links:

While presenters and topics are subject to change, among the tentative discussions to be featured in future videos include:

  • Chuck Barbieri to discuss manure digestors and other environmental issues.
  • Ryan Lamb to discuss aspects of immigration law such as H-2A visa programs and requirements specific to employers.
  • Zahrt to discuss “How to begin talking about succession planning with your family”.

“While not a substitute for legal advice, these short, digestible videos should at least give farmers and agribusinesses a look at the importance of seeking guidance from attorneys that understand the business of Michigan agriculture as well as the laws that apply to the industry,” says Zahrt.

Be sure to periodically visit Foster Swift’s Agricultural Law practice page as videos will be continually posted as they become available: fosterswift.com/services-Agricultural-Agribusiness-Law.html.