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AMS Releases Agricultural Contract Guide for Farmers

Monday, February 5, 2001

AMS recently released a publication titled "Agricultural Contracting: A Resource for Farmers" to help navigate farmers through the often complex issues involved with contracts. Available on the Internet at http://www.ams.usda.gov/contracting/contracting.htm, the guide explains critical issues in contracting such as the benefits and risks of contracts, legal rules involved in the process and how to recognize a good contract. The AMS site also announces similar guides aimed at poultry, livestock and fruit and vegetable producers will be available soon.

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