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Agriculture

Clients (Partial List)

  • California Rice Commission
  • Dairy Cares
  • East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition
  • Grower-Shipper Association of Central California
  • Grower-Shipper Association of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties
  • Klamath Water Users Association
  • Montna Farms
  • Rubicon Estate Winery
  • Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
  • Sutter Home Winery
  • Tulelake Irrigation District
  • Western Growers
  • Western Plant Health Association

Few industries have seen more regulatory changes in recent years than agriculture, and the legal issues agricultural producers face are as sophisticated as any industry. Our work with agriculture is designed to keep producers compliant with regulations, help them find solutions to their water needs, and help them navigate the complex environmental statutes that agriculture faces daily.

We provide water rights opinions for farms, ranches, and vineyards, negotiate Long-Term Irrigated Lands Program requirements with Regional Water Quality Control Boards, give advice on issues from pesticides to water usage for frost protection, make changes to water rights permits, help dairies with groundwater monitoring, and consult with growers and food processors on waste discharge requirements.

Our professional credentials in the agricultural industry are deep—we have in our ranks the former Director of Water Resources for the California Farm Bureau Federation and graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Class, as well as a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food Law. Our agriculture practice pairs agricultural roots with legal skills in a way few other law firms can.