Beth Angus Baumstark
Carrie La Seur
06/18/2013 08:42 PM
Mo. moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners
Weeks before a Chinese conglomerate agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. in the largest such takeover of a U.S. business, Missouri lawmakers quietly approved legislation removing a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural land.
06/18/2013 07:38 PM
Food stamps focus of farm bill debate
Discussion about cutting spending for the program to feed poor Americans dominated Tuesday as three days of U.S. House debate began on the farm bill, a 2,000-page document to establish federal farm and nutrition policies for five years. Hundreds of amendments have been crafted to the bill, with a vote expected Thursday.
03/19/2013 12:30 PM
Grow Your Farm Future with the 2012 Census of Agriculture
With spring and planting season on the horizon, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is alerting farmers and ranchers of their final chance to sow a seed for their future by being counted in the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Keepseagle v. Vilsack Settlement
Welcome to Baumstark Braaten Law Partners
Having outgrown our previous space in the historic Bismarck Tribune Building, we have relocated to more spacious offices in the Barrister Building in downtown Bismarck. We have also opened a new office in Billings, Montana, to better serve clients out west.
We continue to focus our practice in areas of energy law, oil and gas law for mineral and surface owners, agricultural law for family farmers and ranchers, and tribal and Federal Indian law.
Baumstark Braaten Law Partners, formerly known as Sarah Vogel Law Partners, was established January 1, 2005 by Sarah Vogel and Beth Angus Baumstark. Sarah Vogel is the former two-term Agricultural Commissioner for North Dakota. Beth Baumstark and Sarah Vogel have been working together for years, advocating and fighting for farmers, ranchers and other individuals. We are a boutique law firm, focusing our practice in areas where we have significant experience and expertise. The attorneys at our firm work for farmers and ranchers in the Midwest and on the Northern Plains.
Though we focus our practice on legal services for farmers, ranchers, and other landowners, we also have significant experience with American Indian law and environmental law, land use issues, and small business matters. We are admitted in several of the tribal courts of North Dakota, and have represented both tribal councils and entities and individual tribal members. Additionally, because so many of our clients have been impacted by energy development, we have expanded our practice to include helping landowners with legal issues related to wind, coal, oil, and gas development.
Our practice has been referred to as "good guy law," and we strive to ensure that it is not only large corporations and governments that receive exceptional representation.