Agribusiness & Co-ops

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Lindquist & Vennum's agribusiness practice started with 1946 when future Minnesota Governor Orville Freeman joined our firm. He later became U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. 

Today, we are one of the nation's top law firms representing the interests of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and biofuel producers. With the practice's longstanding history in the development of grain handling, organizational structure, debt and equity funding, and agricultural transactions, Lindquist's attorneys are commonly sought for business development advice as well as legal advice. We are also helping to shape and develop the "value-added" movement in agriculture, created by agricultural producers seeking new markets for their commodities through ownership of processing and distribution facilities.

We are heavily involved in assisting in the development financing and construction of ethanol plants around the U.S. and the development of bio-diesel fuels production. Please see our energy page for more information.

Lindquist's attorneys are active members in and presenters at national and local agribusiness groups and trade associations, such as the Renewable Fuels Association, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and the National Cooperative Business Association.

Experience
  • Helping one of North America’s largest egg producers with corporate and transactional matters.
  • Guiding sugar beet farmers toward owning and operating a sugar company.
  • Advising corn farmers regarding the ownership and operation of an egg production and distribution company.
  • Helping cattle producers purchase a partial interest in a meat packing company.
  • Guiding wheat farmers in the development and operation of pasta production business.

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