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February 13, 2001   Email to Friend 

AG LAW BOOK AVAILABLE TO FEDERATION MEMBERS
Debra Davis
(334) 613-4686
February 13, 2001

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- What tags are required for farm trucks and trailers? What input items are exempt from taxes? What is the correct way to dispose of chemical containers?

The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Alabama Farmers Federation's new booklet, "Ag Law and You." The 50-page handbook provides answers to frequently asked questions on topics ranging from agricultural labor to environmental law. Freddie Patterson, director of the Federation's Department of Governmental Affairs, said it is designed to help farmers better understand laws that affect the day-to-day operation of their farms.

"The production of an ag law book was requested by many in farming as a guide to help prevent them, as a user, from violating the laws of the state of Alabama as they went about their daily course as farmers," said Alfa Farmers President Jerry Newby.

The publication of an ag law book was approved by Federation members at the 1999 annual meeting, and a team of ag law experts was assembled to research and write the book. Many topics covered were the result of questionnaires completed by 529 Federation leaders.

A limited number of free copies of "Ag Law and You," are available to Federation members for $1 each (postage and handling). Send checks payable to the Alabama Farmers Federation to Millie Hawes, P.O. Box 11000, Montgomery, AL 36191.

The use of the book by persons in production agriculture, agribusiness, academics, law enforcements and perhaps politics must certainly be done with the thought in mind that the document is not comprehensive in its application but sufficient as a guide to steer its user in the proper direction.


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