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Connecticut

Connecticut Business Management Guide
Created By: University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System
Description:
This guide has chapters discussing how to choose which legal form to use to operate a farm, how to obtain financing, farm related tax rules, and the insurance issues inherent in managing a farm in Connecticut.


Maine

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Insurance Advice
Created By: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Description:
This resource analyzes various types of insurance policies for farms, helping farmers understand their options ranging from homeowners and farm insurance policies, liability coverage, replacement cost vs. actual value and more.


Massachusetts

Crop Insurance Companies from the Massachusetts Risk Management Agency
Created By: United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency
Description:
This website provides users with a list of companies that offer crop insurance coverage in Massachusetts. 


General Laws for Massachusetts Agriculture
Created By: The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Description:
This website provides users with a directory for where to seek out the state statutes governing agricultural policy.  There are also resources for new and veteran farmers on issues such as how to access land, farm business planning, financing options for beginning a farm, information on taxes and crop insurance and regulations concerning water and pesticide use.  


National

Legal Tools to Support Urban Agriculture in the U.S.
Created By: Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)
Description:
This resource describes the process for accessing public land and land held in land trusts for the purpose of urban agriculture.  It also provides information regarding lease agreements and easements for non-profit urban agriculture projects, including sample public land use agreements.  Finally, it provides information regarding liability and insurance issues related to urban agriculture.


National Agricultural Law Center
Created By: National Agricultural Law Center
Description:
The National Agricultural Law Center’s website allows users to search by topic and provides resources on agricultural leases, financing and credit, estate planning and taxation and landowner liability, in addition to providing links to applicable state and federal laws pertinent to these topics. 


New England

Crop Insurance Companies from the Massachusetts Risk Management Agency
Created By: United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency
Description:
This website provides users with a list of companies that offer crop insurance coverage in Massachusetts. 


General Laws for Massachusetts Agriculture
Created By: The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Description:
This website provides users with a directory for where to seek out the state statutes governing agricultural policy.  There are also resources for new and veteran farmers on issues such as how to access land, farm business planning, financing options for beginning a farm, information on taxes and crop insurance and regulations concerning water and pesticide use.  


National Agricultural Law Center
Created By: National Agricultural Law Center
Description:
The National Agricultural Law Center’s website allows users to search by topic and provides resources on agricultural leases, financing and credit, estate planning and taxation and landowner liability, in addition to providing links to applicable state and federal laws pertinent to these topics. 


New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Created By: New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Description:
This is where farm seekers, consumers, or licensees can start to learn about agriculture policy in New Hampshire and how to manage their current enterprise or start a new one.  The site contains links to pertinent agricultural rules in the state, as well as crop insurance, grants, applicable tax provisions, and guidelines for selling various crops. 


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Created By: New Hampshire Department of Agriculture
Description:
This is where farm seekers, consumers, or licensees can start to learn about agriculture policy in New Hampshire and how to manage their current enterprise or start a new one.  The site contains links to pertinent agricultural rules in the state, as well as crop insurance, grants, applicable tax provisions, and guidelines for selling various crops. 


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