Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc.

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For 36 years, Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) has kept true to our mission to help family farmers and their communities with the legal services, guidance and support they need to weather crises and stay on the land.

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FLAG Is a Lifeline for Family Farmers in Crisis

FLAG was established in 1986 in response to the farm credit crisis of the 1980s, when its founding legal aid lawyers helped win a landmark case preventing foreclosures for more than 80,000 family farms. Since then FLAG has delivered services that help family farmers weather crises and stay on the land, which include:

  • Outreach and education on laws and programs that help families sustain their farms; 
  • A national hotline offering free legal advice for family farmers;
  • Impact litigation that helps large numbers of family farmers by defending laws that protect them;
  • Legal services FLAG provides to farm advocacy organizations; and 
  • Resources and information on crucial disaster assistance programs to many family farmers every year. 

FLAG’s ability to explain in plain language the complex provisions of disaster assistance programs has been crucial to helping thousands of farmers access the new and ever changing COVID-19 programs. Since the onset of the pandemic, FLAG published more than a dozen guides available free of charge explaining how programs work and how farmers can benefit from them ( FLAG attorneys have also provided more than 38 trainings on critical issues that have reached thousands of farmers, trainers and advocates.

Most recently FLAG’s attorneys have created the Farmers’ Guide to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) which helps farmers navigate the parts of this recent law that are critical to them. Farmers' Guide to Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Every day, FLAG is contacted by farmers around the country with a broad range of legal needs. Every one of their requests has a common underlying thread: they have few, if any, options for legal help other than FLAG. FLAG is a critical line of defense – and in many cases the only line of defense – for small and medium-sized farmers who are an essential prerequisite for the transition to a food and agriculture system that is sustainable, equitable, healthy, and just.

FLAG is Helping to Build a Better Food System

By providing critical services for family farmers, FLAG is helping to build a food system that is more sustainable, healthy, local, just and humane,

If you care about who grows your food…

If you care about healthy food for you and your family…

If you care about building a sustainable environment…

If you care about fighting climate change and building climate resilience…

If you care about the well-being of our rural communities…

If you care about humane treatment of farm animals…

If you care about stopping agricultural consolidation…

If you care about opportunity and justice for disadvantaged and immigrant farmers…

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Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc.

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Community Economic Development Emergencies


Suite 650 6 West Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55102


(651) 223-5400

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