We’re Fighting for a Fair Food System

FarmSTAND is the only legal group in the country dedicated solely to taking on Big Ag. We partner with directly impacted groups to fight in courtrooms and communities for better working conditions, humane treatment of animals, clean air and water, and food that’s safe to eat.

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We Need More Attorneys and Law Students to Join the Movement

Across the nation, industrial agriculture facilities are moving into places where their pollution and exploitative work practices are hurting communities. With our help, you can be part of a network that brings legal support to rural residents, farmers, and workers impacted by the factory farm system.

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Recent Cases

Beef Checkoff (R-CALF v. Vilsack and R-CALF v. USDA)

R-CALF challenges the checkoff’s First Amendment violations (R-CALF v. Vilsack et al., D. Mont.) We were lead counsel on behalf of the nation’s largest organization of independent cattle producers, R-CALF USA, in a suit raising a First Amendment challenge to the administration of the Beef…

Food & Water Watch v. Smithfield Foods

Food & Water Watch, represented by FarmSTAND (formerly the Food Project at Public Justice), filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against Smithfield Foods, alleging that the multinational meat processing company repeatedly lied to consumers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so…

Workers’ Compensation for Michigan’s Undocumented Workers

Everyone should be able to work in conditions that are dignified, fair, and healthy, and getting injured at work should never mean losing your income or ability to take care of your family. However, for the past 17 years undocumented workers in Michigan who suffer serious…

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