Farmland Leases

While many farm leases are done with a handshake, this practice is not a good idea because there is no written agreement in the event of a disagreement between the parties. A well-written lease agreement will make the lease terms clear and leave less opportunity for misunderstanding and reduces the likelihood of a potential conflict between a landowner and a farmer.

Alternative Ways to Buy The Farm

This Guide explores the following alternative ways to purchase farmland:

  • Seller-financed land acquisition
  • Purchase by installments
  • Lease with an option to purchase.

Reorganizing a Farm Business with Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code: A Brief Guide

Farm reorganization through chapter 12 is a powerful tool for farmers seeking to restructure burdensome debt, change production models, or even transition a farm to the next generation. It can help farming and fishing operations avoid financial distress and allow them to transform their operation or transfer it to the next generation—without requiring liquidation or financial insolvency. This guide covers who is involved, who is eligible, the benefits, and how it works. 

Lo básico de los impuestos sobre el salario

Las reglas que gobiernan los impuestos sobre el salario pueden ser complicadas. Los impuestos sobre el salario generalmente son calculados como un porcentaje del salario del empleado. Las fincas que emplean a trabajadores, deben retener dinero de los cheques de pago de sus empleados, emitir dichas cantidades retenidas a las autoridades de impuestos apropiadas, y declarar los impuestos sobre el salario a las agencias federales y estatales. Esta guía hace un esquema sobre qué son los impuestos sobre el salario y cómo y dónde pagarlos. Después de leer esta guía usted sabrá:

  • ¿qué son los impuestos sobre el salario y quién es responsable de los pagos?
  • las especificaciones de los diferentes tipos de impuestos sobre el salario
  • las exenciones especiales dadas a los empleados en agricultura

Employment Rules for Agricultural Workers in MA

Agricultural work is treated differently from other types of employment under the law; however, it is sometimes difficult to what qualifies as agricultural work.  This guide is intended to help Massachusetts farmers determine what is agricultural work, what is not, and why it matters.  You will learn:

  • What is Agricultural Work in Massachusetts
  • Minimum wage and overtime rules for agricultural employees
  • Minimum wage and overtime rules for regular employees