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, M...
Practice areas & skills: Agriculture, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, General Practice
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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.