Farmers And The Law

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Title:
Farmers And The Law
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Fact sheet
Creator:
Olexa, Michael T.
Publisher:
University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, EDIS
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
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Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Melanie Mercer.
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Published
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"published 11/91"
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"FRE-79"

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University of Florida Institutional Repository
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University of Florida
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FactSheetFRE-79 November1991FarmersandtheLaw1 MichaelT.Olexa2Theuseofagriculturalchemicalsissubjectto extensiveregulationateverylevelofgovernment.At leastsixfederalstatutes,numerousamendments,and countlessadministrativeregulationsaddressevery aspectoftheiruse,frommanufactureanddistribution tostorage,applicationanddisposal.Stateandlocal environmentalandlanduselawsalsoregulatehow agriculturalchemicalsmaybeused.Manyofthese regulationscarrycivilandcriminalpenalties.In additiontothisextensivemassofregulations,a farmermayalsobesubjecttoalawsuitifpersonsor propertyareharmedbythefarmer'suseofpesticides. Farmerscanavoidviolatingtheselawswhile protectinghumanhealthandenvironmentby exercisingcareandcommonsenseintheuseof agriculturalchemicalsandthroughfamiliaritywiththe law. Farmersandotherswithquestionsconcerning theiragrichemicaloperationscanturntonumerous sourcesforanswers.Federal,state,andlocal environmentaloragriculturalagencies,the CooperativeExtensionService,andprivate agriculturalassociations,mayserveasexcellent sourcesofinformation.Privateattorneysspecializing inenvironmentaloragriculturallawand environmentalandagriculturalconsultingfirmsare alsousefulsourcesinaddressingspecificconcerns. 1.Thisdocumentwaspublished11/91asFactSheetFRE-79,FloridaCooperativeExtensionService.Formoreinformation,contactyourcounty CooperativeExtensionServiceoffice. 2.AssociateProfessorandAgriculturalLawSpecialist,FoodandResourceEconomicsDepartment,InstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciences (IFAS),UniversityofFlorida,Gainesville,Florida. TheInstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciencesisanequalopportunity/affirmativeactionemployerauthorizedtoprovideresearch,educational informationandotherservicesonlytoindividualsandinstitutionsthatfunctionwithoutregardtorace,color,sex,age,handicap,ornational origin.Forinformationonobtainingotherextensionpublications,contactyourcountyCooperativeExtensionServiceoffice. FloridaCooperativeExtensionService/InstituteofFoodandAgriculturalSciences/UniversityofFlorida/JohnT.Woeste,Dean