Hear from Jillian Hishaw, founder and director of F.A.R.M.S. (Family Agriculture Resource Management Services), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting small and family farmers while fighting hunger in their communities. In this interview, we cover everything from how and why land loss occurs to Medicaid Liens to the importance of loan and insurance access to class action lawsuits.
Ms. Jillian Hishaw, Esq., is the owner of Hishaw Law, LL.C., and Founder & Director of F.A.R.M.S., a legal and education non-profit that provides legal services to small farmers. Ms. Hishaw has over 12 years of local, state, federal, legal, and non-profit experience in relation to agriculture, environmental, civil rights law and policy. Ms. Hishaw’s expertise is documented in her numerous law review and American Bar Association (ABA) articles. Prior to establishing F.A.R.M.S. and Hishaw Law, Ms. Hishaw worked for the US Department of Agriculture in Washington DC. Ms. Hishaw has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Tuskegee University and a Juris Doctorate and Legal Masters in Agricultural law from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
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RESOURCES FROM THE EPISODE:
2018 Farm Bill Resources:
- What is the farm bill and why does it matter? (video)
- Hemp in the 2018 Farm Bill
- Senate Version of the Farm Bill – via United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry
- House Version of the Farm Bill – via the House Agriculture Committee
- Senate passes Farm Bill, setting up battle with House – via Washington Post
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