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Record number 389317
Title Diversification of farm enterprises in the USA: legal incentives and legal obstacles
Author(s) Grossman, M.R.
Source Tijdschrift voor Agrarisch Recht 1 (2010)70. - ISSN 1874-9674 - p. 4 - 15.
Department(s) Law Group
Publication type Article in professional journal
Publication year 2010
Keyword(s) agrarische bedrijfsvoering - ondernemerschap - diversificatie - nevenactiviteiten - landgebruik - bedrijfsontwikkeling in de landbouw - pachtovereenkomsten - vs - farm management - entrepreneurship - diversification - ancillary enterprises - land use - farm development - farm leases - usa
Categories Farm Management
Abstract This article focuses on legal incentives and legal obstacles to diversification in the US. It first outlines some farm characteristics that may influence diversification. It then turns to the possible impact of the agricultural tenancy relationship on diversification and the relevance of land-use restrictions and other laws for the producer who plans to undertake a new activity. The article then discusses a number of activities that are typical of farm diversification in the US, with an emphasis on federal government programs that support diversification. These activities include organic production, alternative crops and livestock, marketing strategies, agritourism, conservation, and production of renewable energy
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