Farm Law

Production Losses – Illinois Farm Law – Blake Law Group, P.C., Attorneys at Law

If production losses were the result of negligence of another, you can obtain an analysis of your situation to determine if you have a claim. There could be improper nutrition advise given to farmers in the feeding of their livestock. Other areas of liability may including faulty installation of farm equipment, improper recommendations from others regarding application of herbicides and pesticides, etc.

Farm Injuries Lawyer – St. Clair County, Illinois Agricultural Attorneys

Many farmers are injured by preventable accidents. In many situations, safety precautions could have prevented these accidents. Many farm fatalities involve tractors and much of those accidents involve tractor rollovers. Many of those deaths could have been prevented if the tractors had been equipped with rollover protective structures and if passengers had not been allowed.

Agricultural and Farm Accidents – Metro East, Illinois Law Firm

Farm injuries may result from (1) improper building design, (2) incorrectly installed electric, (3) improper animal handling, (4)inadequately guarded walkways in grain bins and manure pits,(5) defective farm machinery, etc.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – Blake Law Group, P.C., Attorneys at Law

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides standards regarding agricultural working conditions, including machine guarding, personal protective equipment and ventilation on farms. The lack of these safety features can contribute to causing an agricultural injury.

Pesticides and Herbicides And Farm Injuries – Belleville, Illinois Law Firm

Exposure to agricultural pesticides and herbicides can produce toxic reactions. Symptoms of reactions include dizziness, vomiting, headaches, and skin rashes. Effects of exposure can include central nervous system damage, lung diseases, leukemia, and lung cancer.

Illinois Farm Accident Attorney – Blake Law Group, P.C., Attorneys at Law

Tractors and combines can be difficult to turn off. Individuals have been injured when their equipment would not stop. Sometimes farm workers are accidentally sprayed resulting in injuries. Farm equipment may have pieces that can cause injuries to workers.

St. Clair County, Illinois Farm Accident Law Firm

If you have been hurt in a farm accident involving machinery such as hay balers, tillers, harvestors, tractors, mowers, combines, etc., there are many causes which may not be obvious. Perhaps the safety features are defective, deficient or disabled. Perhaps there were conditions hazardous to the operator. Maybe the Farmer’s vision was impaired by the design of the machinery.

Metro East, Illinois Farm Accident Law Firm

Farming is very dangerous work. Machinery injury cases can include (1) ground start issues, (2) power equipment injuries, (3) tractor rollovers, (4) combine accidents, (5) accidents involving auger, elevator, hay baler or other farm implements, etc.

Farm Lease Financing Opportunities – Belleville, Illinois Agricultural Attorneys

We can provide legal help in regard to review and recommendations of Lease/Financing opportunities and issues for your agricultural business.

Farm Law Can Involve Immigration Laws – Southern Illinois Law Firm

There are Laws that should be followed regarding the need to be followed in balancing the need for an available work force and immigration compliance. There are almost always changes or developments in regard to immigration enforcement and penalties relating to employers.

Farm Law and Wind Projects – Illinois Agricultural Law Firm

Renewable energy ideas are contributing to rural being developed. There are community-based wind generation projects. There are also opportunities relating to creating markets for the production and/or sale of carbon.

Agricultural Law and the Organic Client – Metro East Law Firm

Organic farms should comply with organic standards and certification in order to market crops for optimal value. Problems can include pesticide drift, genetic contamination, pipe lines, etc.

Illinois Farm and Ranch Law – Belleville, Illinois Law Firm

Issues regarding farm law can include structuring transactions, providing legal advice to minimize legal risk, negotiating the sale of farm land, including, but not limited to, real estate transactions, real estate litigation, land use and zoning, not to mention hunting and fishing leases, etc.

American Agricultural Law Association (AALA)

Blake Law Group, P.C. is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA). The AALA is a national professional organization focusing on the agricultural community. The AALA offers an independent forum of investigation of innovative and workable solutions to complex agricultural law problems.

Farm law issues can involve disputes or controversies involving urbanization and agricultural law, secured transactions, rural development, renewable fuels, pesticides, perishable agricultural commodities, livestock marketing, land use, land owner liability, food safety, financing credit, farm programs, estate planning and taxation, environmental law, crop insurance, corporate farming laws, commercial transactions, business organizations and cooperatives, bankruptcy, animal identification, animal law, animal feeding operations and administrative law relating to issues that impact farmers.

Agricultural Law issues involving Illinois farm lawyers can include contractual issues, farm estate planning, lending and leasing programs, marketing and storage of crops, patents and copyrights on feeds, hail damage to crops and livestock, genetically modified or biotech seeds, bad faith or unfair insurance coverage, sales and purchases of farm real estate, price fixing of crops, fertilizers or cattle, flooding that kills livestock or destroys crops, oil or a well breaks causing environmental damage, formation and structuring of agricultural cooperatives, financing and collateral for farm land, livestock and crops, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticide injuries to animals, humans or crops.

Whether you are a producer, processor, distributor or co-op, we can help you with the legal aspects of your business, including business organization, business contracts, employment law issues, environmental law concerns, land use and zoning, permits, exported goods, crop loans, financing and business succession planning.

We have had listings in the Illinois Agricultural News ( and the Farm Credit Bureau (

We often receive referrals from other attorneys who may not practice, at least to the extent we do, in regard to certain areas of the law, including farm law. As a result, this has increased our volume of cases and level of expertise in this area of the law.

“AV” Rating

Blake Law Group, P.C. has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the most trusted and respected service for rating attorneys in the United States. The “AV” rating is the highest possible rating for legal abilities and reputation by other lawyers.


We often receive referrals from other attorneys who may not practice, at least to the extent we do, in regard to certain areas of the law, including complex will and trust matters. As a result, this has increased our volume of cases and expertise in this area of the law.

We have been involved in various legal matters in numerous counties throughout Illinois, including Bond County, Clay County, Clinton County, Effingham County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Green County, Hamilton County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Jersey County, Johnson County, Macoupin County, Madison County, Marion County, Monroe County, Perry County, Randolph County, St. Clair County, Salem County, Union County, Washington County, Wayne County, White County, Williamson County, Edwards County and including cities such as Belleville, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Alton, Carlyle, Greenville, Vandalia, Bloomington, Springfield, Vienna, Pinckneyville, Nashville, Jerseyville, Carrollton, McLeansboro, Carmi, Marion and Carbondale.