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Does the FARM WFD evaluation address legal compliance?

Nov 04, 2020

Legal compliance is an important baseline for business operations. FARM WFD provides information about relevant laws and regulations through federal and state fact sheets that are updated annually. Additionally, the Safety and HR Manuals go in-depth on certain compliance topics. However, FARM WFD’s focus is on promoting best practices that will help U.S. dairy farms become employers of choice. Verifying legal compliance is the duty of the proper legal and regulatory agencies. The FARM WFD second party evaluation does not verify legal and regulatory compliance. However, because state laws and regulations vary, it is possible that some of the best practices contained in the evaluation tool are legal requirements in certain states.