The City of Modesto is the largest city of Stanislaus County, California. Modesto’s relatively large size makes it the 18th largest community in California. The city is situated in the Central Valley, which is accessible to many major communities in the state, including San Francisco, Sacramento and Fresno. The area is known for its rich farmland, which ranks sixth among counties in California for farm production.
Modesto is approximately 37 square miles and is has an estimated population of 204,930 people. Nearly 52% of residents are female, and the median resident age is 33.3 years, slightly younger than the state median. The city has approximately 68,890 households, with an average household size of 2.9 persons. The City of Modesto’s median household income is significantly lower than the state median at $47,060. Nearly 47% of residents are married and more than 10% are divorced.
The City of Modesto has a rich agricultural industry that thrives in the fertile soil of north-central California. The farming community in Modesto is known for a number of crops, but is led by the production of milk, chickens, almonds and walnuts. The city is also home to E & J Gallo Winery, the largest winery in the world.
The winery provides thousands of jobs in the office and manufacturing sectors. Because of Modesto’s farming background, the city has a mixed workforce, with neither white-collar nor blue-collar jobs dominating the local economy.
The agriculture industry is complex and always evolving, with new regulations and policies being enforced on a regular basis. Therefore, those employed in agriculture must keep their operations up to code, and often face the challenge of legal hurdles.
Agricultural Law in Northern California
Northern California is known as one of the most fertile regions of farmland in the United States. Agriculture, therefore, is a heavily regulated industry, and carries a great deal of weight in the local and state economies. Agriculture is also considered one of the more dangerous occupations in the country, with dangers such as accidents involving heavy machinery.
Although agricultural law is broad, and can range from environmental regulatory matters to unlawful immigrant matters, all individuals dealing with a case in agricultural law have one thing in common – the need for skilled legal expertise. If you or someone you know is dealing with an issue regarding agricultural law, you need attorneys who understand the ever-changing rules and regulations of a complex industry.
In Modesto and its surrounding communities in north-central California, the law firm of Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin is a skilled team in the nuances of agricultural law. Our clients range from small family farms to large, multinational businesses.
Contact us today at (209) 522-2211 to discuss your case with one of our skilled agricultural law experts.
Our Location in Modesto, CA
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912 11th Street, #100
Modesto, CA 95354