A new legal guide for New Hampshire farmers has been released by UNH Cooperative Extension. The guide provides information on labor employment laws, tax laws, laws about the sale of food, farm business structures, organic certification, municipal regulations, and many other topics vital to the success of farms and agricultural businesses in the state.
The guide was funded through a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant focused on building agricultural service providers’ skills to assist farmers with legal questions. Additional support was provided by the NH Dept. of Agriculture, Markets and Food, NH Farm Bureau, Sullivan County Farm Bureau, and Farm Commons. Lawyers at BCM Environmental and Land Law PPLC, led by Attorney Amy Manzelli, were instrumental in creating the guide.
Here’s a link to the legal guide, https://extension.unh.edu/