Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives

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Kutak Rock represents agricultural entities ranging from small sole proprietorships to large publicly traded diversified corporations, and we pride ourselves in always adding value to our clients. Our attorneys assist agricultural and marketing cooperatives with land and equipment acquisition, financing, Treasury Department filings, state and local regulations, supply and distribution agreements, organizational issues, employment law, insurance and dispute resolution.

Cooperatives are businesses owned and controlled by the people who use them. They differ from other businesses because they are member-owned and operated for the mutual benefit of members.

Agricultural cooperatives must deal with complex financing arrangements, regulatory and environmental compliance and entity structure issues which demand the experience and diversity of practices that Kutak Rock offers. Our lawyers  daily provide advice and counsel on issues related to:

  • Acquisitions
  • Improvements and Finance (Farm, Ranch, Processing, Digestors, Entities, Equity and Debt, Bond Financing)
  • Agricultural and Marketing Cooperatives (Farmer’s Coops, Marketing Coops, Lending Coops)
  • Agricultural Lending (Banks, Cooperative Lenders, Insurance Companies, Captive Financing, Leasing)
  • BioEnergy (Biomass, Corn Based Ethanol, Cellulosic Ethanol, Bio Diesel)
  • Dairy
  • Diversified Food and Input Entities
  • Environmental issues, the Farm Bill
  • Food Safety, Grains, Feeds and Oils (Corn, sorghum, Barley, Oats, Wheat, Soybeans, Rice, Cotton, Sugar, Corn Oil, Soy Oil)
  • Horticulture (Vegetables, Citrus, Non-Citrus Fruits, Tree Nuts)
  • Inputs (Seeds, Fertilizer, Applications)
  • International Trade/ Import and Export
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Livestock (Beef, Pork, Poultry, Fish, Eggs)
  • Ag. Machinery and Related Industries
  • Processing and P&S (Processing Plants, Fractionization, Sale Barns)
  • USDA Regulations
  • Sales and Marketing Issues
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Wine Industry (Vineyards, Wineries and Distribution).