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Jason Foscolo is the principal attorney of Jason Foscolo LLC, a general practice lawfirm dedicated to the special needs of farmers and food entrepreneurs.

New Proposed Food Safety Laws

By Jason Foscolo / March 27, 2013

Learn how the pending rules could impact your farm and speak up! Comments will be accepted through May 16th, 2013. by Jason Foscolo, Esq Recent regulations from the Food and Drug Administration have the potential to dramatically affect the way farmers conduct their business. On January 16, 2013, the FDA debated a series of sweeping…

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The Sustainable Lease Agreement, A Legal Tool For Land Stewardship

By Jason Foscolo / January 7, 2013

  Good lease agreements for farmland are more important now than ever before. The cost of farmland is at an all-time high, which often makes leasing land the only viable alternative for many farmers. This is especially true for new and beginning farmers who often begin their careers with limited capital. Of course, it is…

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Legal Risks of Direct Marketing Your Product

By Jason Foscolo / October 1, 2012

There has never been a better time for New York farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. The number of farmers markets is growing exponentially, and public interest in local foods has never been higher. Our farmers now have more options than ever to get their products directly to consumers. Farms transitioning into direct…

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Raw Milk, “Moo-n Shine”, and Risk Management

By Jason Foscolo / January 9, 2012

When planning to profit from an agricultural activity like selling raw milk, farmers often fail to take seriously the risks of regulatory non-compliance.  Meteorological or market risks figure far more prominently in the minds of farmers everywhere. Yet the business of food production, and dairy in particular, is one of the most highly regulated industries…

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