A Focus on the Farm
A Focus on the Farm
Our practice focuses exclusively on the legal needs of farmers. As a fourth generation farmer himself, Wendell knows the challenges facing farmers and has the knowledge and experience to get you what you are entitled to – whether be a denied crop insurance claim or lost USDA benefits or eligibility or lost revenue from a crop injured or damaged by the misapplication of herbicide or fertilizer.
These issues are often time-sensitive – both procedurally and substantively. All civil actions, whether under state or federal law, are governed by time limits, or statutes of limitations, that are expressed in number of years. For USDA determinations, and for some crop insurance determinations, the producer has just thirty (30) days to take action or he loses his right to seek redress.
Because most crop insurance disputes are subject to mandatory arbitration (i.e., trial before an arbitrator, not a jury or jury), attorney Wendell Hoskins II can offer his specialized knowledge to clients throughout the country. Wendell has represented farmers ranging from macadamia nut producers in Hawaii to Burley tobacco farmers in Kentucky – and a host of crops and state in between.
Wendell is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi, but has handled ag-related legal disputes in more than forty (40) states over the last 28 years. With a network of local attorneys around the country, Wendell is routinely admitted to practice pro hac vice, or for the limited purpose of handling a particular farmer’s dispute in a particular court if trial by court or jury is available.
Although we give our clients the choice of an hourly fee structure, in almost all of our crop insurance and crop injury cases, we accept representation on a contingent fee basis – which means the client pays nothing unless we win. “This puts me in the boat with you – with every incentive to resolve the matter under the best terms available and sooner rather than later. There is no stronger assurance that we can offer than
willingness to accept payment for my services and recoupment of my out-of-pocket expenses only if we win. Our success is tied directly to your success.”
And Wendell has the resources available to take the fight to the crop insurance companies and the herbicide companies and win. With the availability his own private plane, Wendell can fly directly into most municipal airports without commercial bookings, connections and delays – often within a day or two of your initial telephone contact. “There is no substitute for putting your boot heel in the turn row. The farmer’s story begins in the field, and that is where our representation begins.”
If you have a question or concern about your crop insurance, your FSA or NRCS benefits, or injury to your crop due to herbicide drift or misapplication, call us for a free consultation.
The legal problems faced by farmers are our focus.
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