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Conservation Law Foundation Launches Legal Services Food Hub To Connect Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, Related Organizations With Pro Bono Legal Services
by Jason Shemenski

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today launched the Legal Services Food Hub, a first-in-the-nation network that will connect lower income farmers, brewers, cheesemakers, food-related organizations and others in the Massachusetts and New England agriculture economy with pro bono legal services to help start, grow, and operate their businesses.

WANTED: Transactional Lawyers for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs
by Elena Mihaly

Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few people recognize how necessary lawyers are in building the farms, food businesses, and food cooperatives that make up our local food system. Acquiring land, negotiating agricultural…