After viewing Part 1 of Cari Rincker’s series on “Counseling the Local Food Movement in New York,” attorneys will gain a deeper understanding of the laws affecting the local food movement in NY, in advance of their eventual application of these laws as newly crowned or recently advanced agriculture law attorneys.
Among the areas of law to be discussed within the course are: urban and suburban agriculture; on-farm poultry slaughter; agriculture districts and the right-to-farm law; labor law; regulation of meat and eggs sold in intrastate commerce in New York; and, the National Organic Program. In their totality, Parts 1 & 2 of this course will give attorneys a greater understanding of the myriad of legal issues affecting the local food movement.
I. Identify potential land use and zoning issues affecting urban and suburban agriculture
II. Consider agriculture districts in New York and applicability of the Right-to-Farm law
III. Defend a Right-to-Farm law case through the NY State Agriculture Mediation Program (“NYSAMP”)
IV. Abide by the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage requirements
V. Distinguish volunteers and employees as per “FLSA” minimum wage requirements
VI. Advise farms and agri-businesses on intern, apprenticeship and volunteer labor standards
VII. Understand then regulatory framework for meat and eggs sold only in New York
VIII. Decipher the laws affecting on-farm poultry slaughter in New York
IX. Read and apply the National Organic Program and its application procedures.
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