Agricultural and Agribusiness Law

Agricultural and Agribusiness Law : An introduction for non-lawyers

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This introductory textbook provides an overview of the concepts necessary for an understanding of agricultural and agribusiness law. The text will help students of land-based industries with little or no legal background to appreciate and identify issues which may require referral or consultation with legal counsel. Each concise chapter addresses a different legal issue that those employed in agriculture and agribusiness may face, and both federal law and representative examples of state law are included. In addition to traditional topics such as contracts, property law and estate planning, the book also covers more contemporary issues such as organic certification, animal law, genetically engineered crops and food safety. Agricultural law extends beyond those directly engaged in farming to those in agribusiness who provide services and inputs to farmers, buy farmers' products, store or transport products, manufacture food products, and serve as intermediaries between farmers and consumers. The book will therefore also serve as a reference and a guide for those employed in agribusiness as well as more

Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.78mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 black & white tables
  • 1138838799
  • 9781138838796

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"Excellent in terms of coverage, in terms of substantive content in each chapter, in organization, and in writing style. Professor Feitshans conveys a great amount of information crisply and clearly. He also uses examples to explain and to clarify the text, which greatly enhances the reader's understanding of the legal concepts and issues." - Drew L. Kershen, Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law (Emeritus), University of Oklahoma, USA. "There has been a great need for an agricultural law textbook and Agricultural and Agribusiness Law fills that need. Theodore Feitshans is one of the preeminent agricultural law professors in the United States and does an excellent job of outlining complex legal issues in a practical way for law students." - Tiffany Dowell, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University, USA. "This textbook is perfect for undergraduates or others trying to gain a basic understanding of legal issues impacting agriculture. From contracts to environmental law, topics are covered in a quick and easy to understand fashion. I highly encourage faculty and students alike to take a look at Professor Feitshans' book." - Paul Goeringer, Research Associate and Extension Legal Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland, more

About Theodore A. Feitshans

Theodore A. Feitshans is Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA. He is a past president of the American Agricultural Law more

Table of contents

1. Understanding the US Legal System 2. Finding Legal Materials 3. Torts 4. Nuisance and Trespass 5. Real Property 6. Landlord/Tenant Law 7. Personal Property 8. Contracts 9. Contracts for the Sale of Goods 10. Secured Transactions in Real and Personal Property 11. Estate Planning and Farm Transition 12. Family Law, Health, and End of Life Care 13. Water Law 14. Business Entities 15. Animal Law 16. Organic, Sustainable, Fair Trade, Local, and Urban Agriculture 17. GMOs and Intellectual Property Law 18. Food Safety 19. Pesticide Law 20. Conservation and Environmental Law 21. Labor 22. Taxation 23. International Trade 24. Federal Farm Program Lawshow more