If you are a farmer considering entering in an agricultural production contract, check out the new guide: Contracting in Agriculture: Making the Right Decision, Information for Farmers from USDA.
The Drake University Agricultural Law Center has assisted the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in updating this resource. It is now available on the Farm Service Agency and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition websites.The full brochure can be found at the bottom of the New Publications section on the NSAC website. http://sustainableagriculture.net/publications/
This guide is designed to help you understand production contracts – and to help identify the questions you should consider as you decide whether contracting is right for you. At the end of this guide you will find a list of other sources of information about contracting, including the USDA website, which may help you decide whether contracting makes sense for you and your business.