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Choice of business entity structure

Urban Ag home | Table of contents How you choose to structure your farm operation is an important risk management decision. But, choosing isn’t always easy. There are several types of business entities, each with its own pros and cons, and states have different requirements for different business...

Using a Business Organization Structure to Limit Your Farm's Liability

In Maryland, 82.7 percent of agricultural operations conduct business as sole proprietorships (Census of Agriculture, 2012). As agriculture continues to evolve, however, producers should consider investigating all types of business organization structures for their operations to limit liability and...

A Look at Business Organization Structures: Sole Proprietorship

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This post should not be relied upon as legal advice Just the other day, I posted on the use of business organization structures by Maryland producers and the fact that the vast majority has not adopted any form of business structure to help limit their liability (see previous post ). Today as...
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