New Online Resource Library Launched

Farmers, small food businesses, and community nonprofits have a few things in common. One is that the hardworking people who run them do not have much time on their hands. “Taking time to think through the legal risks of a farm operation or meet with an attorney might be the last thing on a long to-do list,” says CLF Senior Fellow Mary Rose Scozzafava. “That’s why the Legal Food Hub has launched a new resource library with quick and easy legal guides, called Lightning Guides, that will help save time and provide solutions for the busy farmers and entrepreneurs shaping our food system.”

Our Lightning Guides will help you quickly understand the legal essentials of an issue and how they apply to your operation. You also can easily see how an area of the law applies to you and whether you need to invest more time to get legal help.

We designed the series to address the questions we hear most often from farms and food businesses. For example, when deciding to form a business entity, farmers and food businesses are often unsure of what type is right for them. Should they form an LLC? Is it better to form a corporation? Our business flowchart walks through the options in an easy-to-follow way, so you can understand the options before meeting with a lawyer.

You can check out our Lightning Guides and the rest of our legal resources at

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