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One more thing - The Food Safety Bill

Oh hey! I just remembered that I figured out a solution to the Food Safety Bill for small growers!

The cap is $500k in sales right? Well that's not too hard for a small farm to hit in actuality so the FDA is going to be in everybody's noses.

But here's the solution - do the same thing large corporations sometimes do to avoid regulation. Break up into smaller corporations.

1) Subdivide the land between family members of adult age.

2) Incorporate each piece of land as a separate farming corporation.

3) Manage the finances of each farming corporation either through a common offsite accounting service (preferred) or on separate computers. Keep all monies separate, keep all paperwork separate, establish a common rental service for existing equipment that each corporation pays a rental fee to for continued use. (This rental service is also a separate parcel of land.)

4) Establish a rented farmstand that all farms can sell at for a fee.

It won't work for everybody but it will work for quite a few. And as long as the sales of each farm isn't above 500k the FDA will be unable to do anything without getting several legal proceedings underway.

How's them apples? ;-)

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/219041.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.




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mckavian
Jan. 31st, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
The only flaw with this is if you can trust the yabbos you are doing this with. I have found that more people get screwed over by family than others.
nimitzbrood
Jan. 31st, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
This is a very good point.

Of course there's no stipulation that it has to be family that holds all the pieces. In fact from a legal defense standpoint it would probably be better if it wasn't family.
mckavian
Jan. 31st, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Well, when you are ready to spread out, I already know an exquisite account you can trust 100%
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