George Ritchie is a trial lawyer and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Agricultural Law... more
George Ritchie is a trial lawyer and is Co-Chair of the Firm's Agricultural Law Practice Group. He focuses his practice on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on financial, technology and environmental matters. He has represented domestic and international clients in cases in state and federal courts across the country. George also has substantial experience in representing compani... 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.