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Proper Stewardship by Growers is Essential to Ensuring Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans Continue to be Available Dicamba tolerant soybeans, marketed under the trade name Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans are again available to Maryland growers for the 2018 growing season. This line of soybeans combines previous Roundup Ready technology with tolerance to the herbicide dicamba.
Horse Shopping? Better Ask Some Questions! If you are in the market for a horse, take your time and do your homework. Determine your goals for both you and your horse and develop a prioritized list of requirements for your horse.
Maryland Regulations on Transporting Horses If you are hauling horses, you may be subject to licensing and vehicle registration regulations.  This publication outlines the state and federal regulations that may apply if you live in Maryland and/or operate vehicles that are tagged with Maryland license plates.  The fact sheet includes information on requirements for personal and commercial transporting.
Keeping Horses on a Budget Horses are expensive to care for, and the costs can quickly become burdensome unless they are managed carefully.
Considerations for Equine Lease Agreements Offering a horse for lease can be a good option for an owner who is unable to ride or care for their horse due to physical, time, or financial constraints but still wishes to maintain ownership.
Teaching Basic Equine Nutrition Understanding the basic concepts of how to feed horses properly is important to ensure optimal health and performance in the horse.
Selling Shell Eggs to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Food Service Facilities in Maryland There is a strong consumer demand for locally produced foods including a call for more locally produced eggs. Real profit potential exists for Maryland egg producers to expand their markets in to retail, wholesale and Food Service Facilities in Maryland.
Poultry Farm Electrical Safety Poultry farmers work with many different types of electrical equipment daily. Harsh environments inside and outside the poultry house can affect the safety of electrical equipment and create hazards.
Your Land, Your Legacy, Planning for Every Maryland Landowner  Making decisions about the future of your land may seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to initiate conversations with your family, to sort out the different professionals involved in estate planning, and to know how to take the first step.
Financial Nuggets Financial Nuggets is a six lesson, financial educational program designed for middle school students (grades 5-8) that provides an opportunity for youth to simulate real world, financial experiencesthrough hands on learning activities.
Turning Out Your Product: From Food Safety to Marketing, There's a Lot You'll Need to Know This report breaks down the necessary steps to develop your product and bring it to market in accordance with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's regulations and recommendations.
Launching a Cottage Food Business In Maryland The Cottage Food Industry Law of 2012 in Maryland opened the door for small-scale food entrepreneurs to launch a food business without investing in a commercial kitchen.
Turning on Your Idea: Starting a Specialty Food business Requires Careful Planning Successful specialty food processing requires careful planning, dedication, and skilled management.  Food businesses must comply with a number of complex and often confusing federal, state and local regulations.  This report includes questions that individuals should consider before starting a small food processing business.
Management Tool of Last Resort: Bankruptcy Offers Protections to Qualifying Agricultural Operations and Fishermen to Restructure Business and Survive Tough Economic Times Agriculture like many businesses is full of risks: marketing, financial, production, labor, and legal risks. With each risk area, producers must develop strategies to manage those risks. To manage marketing risks, for example, a producer would develop a plan for how to handle crops grown over the course of the season to maximize profits.
Proposed Settlement of Claims Against Syngenta May Not Apply to Maryland and Delaware Corn Growers, But A Future Settlement Will Settle Claims Nationwide Image by Edwin RemsbergDisclaimer:  Neither Paul, nor the University of Maryland take any position on the claims asserted against Syngenta or on whether producers join in a  class action lawsuit against Syngenta.  This article is for informational purposes only. 
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators Many individuals moving into agricultural areas in Maryland have no farm backgrounds and little understanding of agricultural operations. The same is true of commercial fishing and seafood operations in Maryland.
Ensuring the Continued Viability of Rural Communities: Using Mediation to Settle Disputes Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, has considerable advantages over litigation in terms of relationships among parties, finances, and time. Mediation can be a useful alternative to expensive litigation for many disputes.
Using a Business Organization Structure to Limit Your Farm's Liability In Maryland, 82.7 percent of agricultural operations conduct business as sole proprietorships (Census of Agriculture, 2012).
Understanding a Community Supported Agriculture Agreement: What Should Be Included in a Good CSA Membership Agreement? Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a growing business model for farms in Maryland and nationally.  In a typical CSA, members pledge to help cover the anticipated costs of the farm’s production for part of or the entire season.  And in return the members receive a portion of the farm’s crops over the designated time period of the CSA contract.  The CSA model allows farmers to get nee
Property Ownership and Transferring Are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan Many people think an estate plan is just a will, but it is much more than that. Your estate plan will typically include documents and tools to distribute your property according to your wishes following your death.
Increasing Social Capital through Culturally Relevant Positive Youth Development (PYD) Social capital is a resource that includes several elements of social well-being including trusting networks among people, engagement with institutions, and connections to resources. Positive youth development program can foster youth's social capital to be better postured to combat social injustice.
We All Want to be Heard: Listening and Responding to Volunteers through Appreciative Inquiry As Extension educators, it is important that we value volunteers and provide venues for them to offer their feedback and assessments of the programs. This publication describes how to conduct an effective AI session to provide volunteers with a forum for sharing feedback and ideas for improving Extension programs such as 4-H.
Developing Extension Lesson Plans: Using a 4-H Youth Development Lesson Plan Template to Strengthen the Rigor and Quality of Research-based 4-H Programs Summary: 4-H Youth Development educators use a variety of program education models to engage youth and volunteers in experiential learning. 4-H educators often develop and/or adapt research-based lessons and curricula to facilitate youth development programs.
Privacy Issues and the Use of sUAS/Drones in Maryland According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the lawful uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), also known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or more commonly as drones, are currently limited to military, research, and recreational applications. Under the FAA’s view, commercial uses of drones are illegal unless approved by the Federal government. This will change in the future.
State Review of Environmental Impacts Could Result in Mineral Leasing Opportunities in Maryland Starting in 2007, many western Maryland landowners saw increased oil and gas leasing as gas companies further developed the Marcellus Shale which contains one of the largest known natural gas reserves in the world. The Marcellus Shale is adjacent to a large energy market in the East Coast.
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Premise's Liability You can take steps to limit your potential liability by understanding your legal obligation or duty to protect visitors and other third parties from foreseeable harm. You also will need to know to whom you owe the duty and what duty others may owe to you. Steps you can take to limit your liability include obtaining insurance, procuring releases, and providing warnings.
Legal Liability of Saving Seeds in an Era of Expiring Patents 2014 marked the expiration of Monsanto’s patent on the first generation Round-up Ready technology. But, this expiration does not mean that farmers using seed from first generation Roundup Ready technology will be able to save harvested seed for planting a subsequent crop. Many seed companies utilizing this technology may consider other federal law protections afforded them.

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