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Resources of Interest to Small Farmers

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Your Land is Your Legacy

From American Farmland Trust, this is a new 60-page guide to farm estate planning, farm transfer and conservation. Also see web site below. Cost: $9.95 plus shipping and handling. Contact: American Farmland Trust, 1920 N Street NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C. 20036.

Agreements for Rural Landowners

For farmers, ranchers, homesteaders and outfitters, this 236-page book contains 24 legal forms and instructions on how to use them with or without an attorney. Topics covered include documenting loan and credit agreements, selling farm and ranch products, hiring contractors and consultants, and selling, buying or leasing equipment. $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Contact: LawCraft Publishing Co., 110 Avenida Serra, San Clemente, CA 92672; (714) 361-0386.

Web sites

American Farmland Trust
Information on farm estate planning, farm transfer and conservation.

Small Business Administration (SBA) 
Useful financial information including local SBA resources and tips on financing for minorities