Patrick K. Costello is a partner in the law firm of Costello, Carlson Butzon LLP. Founded in 1896, the firm has offices in Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake, Minnesota. A graduate of... more
Patrick K. Costello is a partner in the law firm of Costello, Carlson Butzon LLP. Founded in 1896, the firm has offices in Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake, Minnesota. A graduate of Hamline University and Creighton University School of Law, Mr. Costello is a native of Lakefield. Agricultural law, real estate, probate and trust law, federal estate and gift tax, estate planning, charitable enti... 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.