from a recent post on the Ohio Agricultural Law Blog:
Attorneys across Ohio recently came together for the 2013 Ohio Agricultural Law Symposium to learn about current legal issues for Ohio farmers and agribusinesses. In a session about protecting the farm and agribusiness, Cari Rincker, a food and agricultural law attorney in New York City, discussed why farm and agribusinesses might consider using a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to safeguard confidential business information.
An NDA is not typically a tool that a farm or agribusiness would think of using in a business transaction. According to Rincker, however, NDAs are underutilized in the food and agriculture industry. Many farms and agribusinesses develop their own ideas, concepts, know-how, trade secrets, intellectual property, business plans or financial information. Preventing other parties from disclosing these types of information can be important to the long-term health and viability of the farm or agribusiness.