Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation : Vol. 26, No. 1, p. 131-146 : Innovative Use of the Law for Small-Scale Producers
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Legal services for small-scale farms need to be made accessible, affordable, up to date, and relevant. This Essay presents three ways in which a law practice can adapt to meet the complexity of needs of small-scale farmers. These include, first, offering services in a manner both accessible and affordable to farmers; second, developing agreements with terms that match the realistic needs of farmers— specifically, farm lease agreements; and, third, developing financing arrangements that strike a balance between debt and equity financing.