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Farm Transitioning

Center Resources

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Pennsylvania statutes are accessible online through the Unofficial Purdon’s Pennsylvania Statutes website. Be aware that this information is subject to change as a result of subsequent amendments. Please consult an attorney if you are in need of the most up-to-date statutory information.




Case Law

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court:

  • Commonwealth v. Peters Orchard Company, 515 A.2d 550, (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1986) (holding that a family farm corporation which is solely engaged in the business of leasing is not entitled to the family farm corporation exemption from capital stock tax).

Legislative Activity

For an explanation to facilitate reading of legislative bills click here.

Recently Enacted Federal Legislation (2009-2010 Session):

Government Agencies

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Some of these articles may be available at a law library or accessible online for those with LexisNexis, Westlaw, or other electronic database accounts. Some hyperlinks may only be available for those users with access to HeinOnline.

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