Milk production is increasing in Iowa and is expected to grow significantly as
dairymen and dairywomen in the United States and around the world seek to locate
new milking operations near ethanol plants and the distiller’s grains they produce.
Iowa also has significant milk processing and further processing operations that
demand high-quality milk. Cheese production is also strong in both Iowa and in
nearby states such as Wisconsin and Minnesota.
BrownWinick represents a number of dairies (start-ups and acquisitions) and dairy-related
businesses, including large milking operations and dairy trade associations. We
advise our dairy industry clients on a variety of matters including business structure
and financing options, permitting, Iowa’s complex corporate farming laws, and
contracts for matters including milk sales, manure application easements, forage
procurement, and replacement heifers. BrownWinick attorneys have been at the forefront
of developments in Iowa environmental laws affecting the livestock industry, with
major legislation enacted in 1995, 1998 and 2002. Our litigation attorneys also
have significant experience in cases affecting dairy and other livestock operations.