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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
There flagged to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmer stood...,
And fired the shot heard round the world.


- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our current agricultural landscape bears little resemblance to the agrarian nation that our forefathers envisioned. As with others sectors of our society, modern agriculture has become highly specialized and increasingly complex. Ours is a dynamic industry and the relative few who continue to make their living entirely off the land face unprecedented challenges.

Farming is serious business and successful farmers need competent legal advice. If you need an attorney who understands your business, please contact me. My personal and professional experience have uniquely qualified me for the practice of agricultural law. I understand the challenges facing production agriculture and the families who engage in it. If I cannot help you, I will know someone who can.

Contact the Law Offices of Scott E. Fancher today!

Practicing in the following areas:

Crop Insurance Arbitration & Litigation
Few Arkansas attorneys understand crop insurance. Fewer still have the necessary background or experience to successfully represent you in a crop insurance dispute. Because it is federally subsidized, crop insurance is distinctly different from other types of insurance. Disputes often involve administrative actions by USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA). They can also result from compliance determinations by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). At the very minimum, crop insurance arbitration and litigation will involve a host of federal regulations that are inapplicable to other types of insurance and completely foreign to most attorneys.

FSA Payment Limitations
Farm program payments are essential to an operation's profitability. You cannot leave money on the table and expect to remain competitive. Reorganization and its attendant paperwork are necessary for economic survival. The federal payment limitation regulations are confusing and the consequences for non-compliance can be devastating. Producers are ill-advised to try to reorganize themselves or to rely on an inexperienced attorney.

Administrative Appeals
Production agriculture is subject to an ever-increasing regulatory burden from local, state and federal agencies. Government agencies make numerous determinations each year which may adversely affect farm and ranch operations. These determinations range in scope from eligibility to compliance. My primary focus is on USDA agency appeals, however, I also handle actions involving the Corps of Engineers and other federal and state permitting authorities.

Contact the Law Offices of Scott E. Fancher today!

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Legal services for production agriculture - Arkansas Agricultural Law, Payment Litigation, Crop Insurance Arbitration


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