Agriculture Law & Farmer's Rights

Mercho Caughey provides representation and legal counsel to farmers involved in productions agriculture. Agricultural producers face many unique challenges and threats to the profitability of their farm operations. We work hard to understand our clients’ operations, federal and state policies that affect farming and trends in the agricultural economy. As a result, we offer farmers a working knowledge of agriculture and the surrounding legal issues.

Practice Areas

Legislation & Regulations

We keep up not only with new legislation and regulations but with new farming practices and technology as well. Our lawyers work closely with our agriculture clients to meet their needs and are well-suited to help when issues involving agricultural legislation and regulations arise.

The firm’s lawyers understand how these areas of the law apply to farm and agribusiness operations. Ben was raised in a farming family and TK’s father owns farm land, and thus, both have an understanding of the unique issues that face farmers.

Real Estate

Required for producing crops and livestock, land is the asset that distinguishes agriculture from most all other businesses, and it’s often the farmer’s most valuable asset. Land acquisition and leasing requires careful planning and negotiation, and there’s no firm in Indiana more qualified to help you than Mercho Caughey.

Raised in the farm industry, Ben Caughey and Tarek “TK” Mercho bring decades of both practical and academic experience to the table, protecting your rights and helping farmers make the best real estate decisions to promote their future successes.

Ben has considerable experience in the horticulture industry as well, and understands the unique needs of the industry. He is a recognized leader in the horticulture legal community and regularly presents seminars and presentations to groups of Horticulture Producers and Buyers.

Environmental Issues

Our lawyers work closely with our agriculture clients to meet their needs and are well-suited to help when issues involving commercial law, bankruptcy, real estate, taxation, estate planning, labor and environmental law.  Environmental law involves limitations on the use of private property, we can help you navigate the ever-changing statutes and ensure that your agricultural interests are protected and that you remain in compliance.

Whether you need defense against EPA actions or require assistance with regulatory and transactional matters, Mercho Caughey is the firm you need to protect your rights.  Our partners have extensive experience in farm land and agriculture, and we’re on your side.