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Do you know about nontraditional irrigation water?
Feb 20, 2017 -- The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers possible nontraditional sources of irrigation water to include recycled, brackish, desalinated, fracking, agricultural runoff, aquaculture,...
Dairy Financial Risk, Nutrient Management Workshops Planned
Jun 3, 2016 -- Maryland Department of Agriculture and its partners at the University of Maryland Extension will hold three workshops in July to provide dairy farmers with financial...
University of Maryland to Offer June Workshop For Landowners Interested in Leasing Land to Solar or Wind Energy Companie
May 19, 2016 -- Landowners with properties in Kent, Cecil, and Queen Anne’s counties who have been approached to lease their land to solar and wind energy companies are invited to...
College Park Faculty Join CONSERVE, With $10M Award From USDA To Facilitate Water Reuse Solution For Crop Irrigation
Apr 8, 2016 -- Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the ...
Recent Developments with Right-to-Farm Laws Webinar
Mar 14, 2016 --             In the 1980s, states adopted right-to-farm laws, or defenses to nuisance suits that might be brought against agricultural operations because of dust, noise, odor, etc.  Since their...
Maryland farmers encouraged to consider crop insurance
Feb 26, 2016 -- Annapolis, MD -- Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder reminds farmers that the sales closing date to purchase crop insurance for spring seeded crops and to make changes to policies...
Eastern Shore Agriculture Needs Assessment
Feb 25, 2016 -- University of Maryland Extension Focuses on Eastern Shore Agricultural Industry Farmers along Maryland's Eastern Shore are passionate about promoting the importance of agriculture to...
Webinar Will Examine Economic Issues with “Big Data” in Agriculture
Feb 18, 2016 --             Big data has become a buzzword in agriculture.  Big data is seen to have a role in potentially increasing food production and working to make agriculture more environmentally...
Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding the Recent Idaho Ag Gag Law Ruling
Sep 25, 2015 --             A recent federal court ruling in Idaho has brought the debate over so-called “ag gag” laws to a head in many areas of the country. But what does it mean for attorneys, agricultural...
Manure as a Solid Waste and Clean Air Issues in Animal Agriculture Webinar
Jul 9, 2015 -- 2015 has seen interesting development in legal issues related to livestock production.  In January 2015, a federal district judge ruled that manure (stored or applied to a field) could become a...
Federal Labor Law Webinar Announced: Understanding Who Can Work For You?
Jun 12, 2015 -- Complying with federal and state labor laws can be complicated matters for not only agricultural producers but any business operator.  One aspect of federal...
USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline
May 24, 2015 -- WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their...
Webinars Offered for CSA Operators on Drafting Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Mar 15, 2015 -- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and...
Workshops For CSA Operators to Highlight Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Feb 3, 2015 -- Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...
Eastern Shore Attorney Sarah Everhart Joins Agriculture Law Education Initiative
Dec 10, 2014 -- BALTIMORE, Md. – Sarah Everhart, JD, a Maryland attorney whose expertise includes land use law and environmental policy, has joined the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), a collaboration...
New Report Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Maryland’s Agricultural Community
Nov 12, 2014 -- The Maryland agricultural community is facing a diverse and complex set of legal challenges, but experts with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) now...
Agritourism, Recreational Use, and Liability Waivers
Aug 5, 2014 -- Agritourism operators and other ag producers allowing the public on their property often worry about liability if a guest is injured while on the property.  Although many of us worry about these...
Ag Law Infoline Phone Number Available for Maryland Farmers
May 28, 2014 -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative has recently launched an Infoline phone number for the agricultural community to call.  The Infoline phone number will direct callers to legal information...
Mineral Leasing Extension Bulletin Now Available
May 20, 2014 -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative has released an Extension Bulletin covering mineral leasing issues in Maryland entitled  ...
Agriculture Law Directory Now Available Online
Apr 29, 2014 -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative in conjunction with the newly formed Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Special Committee on Agriculture, has published the  ...
Interviewing Maryland Leaders of Agriculture-Related Non-Profits and Government Agencies
Mar 26, 2014 -- During April and May of 2013, members of the Agriculture Law Education Project team conducted in-depth, one-on-one structured...
Survey of University of Maryland Extension Faculty
Mar 24, 2014 -- In the summer of 2013, the Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy surveyed the University of...
Agriculture Law Education Initiative at Maryland Farm Bureau Conference
Mar 14, 2014 -- The Agriculture Law Education Initiative attended the 2013 Maryland Farm Bureau Conference, held on December 8 - 10, 2013. Playing host to...
Maryland State Bar Association Forms Agricultural Law Committee
Mar 13, 2014 -- On November 15, the Steering Committee of the newly formed Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) ...
Experts discuss Agriculture Policy at Annual Conference
Dec 6, 2013 -- Sponsored by the University of Maryland Center for Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy, the conference included presentations by agricultural experts from the University of Maryland, Maryland Department of Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Agricultural Law Center.
Initiative Team travels to the Eastern Shore
Oct 21, 2013 -- On 23 August 2013, a group from the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) traveled to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the city of Princess Ann to visit a local farm run by...
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