Bill Penn formed Penn Law Firm as Agricultural and Rural Advocates, PLC in 1998 with... more
Bill Penn formed Penn Law Firm as Agricultural and Rural Advocates, PLC in 1998 with a desire to serve the legal needs of farmers. Having been a farmer and then an administrator of federal farm programs, he knew there was a need. Since that time, the practice has grown and now represents farmers all over the United States — from Virginia to California and from Texas to North Dakota. Bill unders... view profile
Agriculture law sets rules for cultivating soil and planting, raising, and harvesting crops. Other regulated activities include dairy farming, poultry farming, and ranching. With the increasing use of biotechnology and biochemical engineering, agricultural activities can have a major impact on the environment. Because we are exposed to so many agricultural products (flowers, plants, wood, fish, eggs, milk, leather, fruit, vegetables, meat, sugar, plastic, cotton, fabric, fuels, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few), agriculture law includes many safety and quality control regulations. If you are concerned about a farming practice or process, an agriculture lawyer can help.