University of Maryland Extension

Farm Management

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland Fencing Law (EB-419)

There is an old adage about good fences and neighbors. This is especially true for agriculture. A good fence can keep livestock in the pasture, or can act as a barrier to trespassers/unwanted visitors. But what exactly are the fencing laws in Maryland? Like many states in the East, Maryland does...

Estate Planning for Farm Families (FS-972)

Earlier this year the Maryland General Assembly recoupled the state estate tax exemption with the federal estate tax exemption. Recoupling is tying Maryland’s state estate tax exemption back to the federal estate tax exemption something that has not happened since 2001. Over the next 5 years,...

Review of Lender Requirements for Beginning Farmer Loan Programs (FS-975)

The Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy and UME's Beginning Farmer Success program have developed a fact sheet to help beginning farmers understand the various credit sources available in the state of Maryland and the requirements associated with each credit source, such as USDA's...

Manure as a Natural Resource: Alternative Management Opportunities (EB-420)

A new publication (EB-420) is available from University of Maryland Extension. Manure as a Natural Resource: Alternative Management Opportunities is written as an overview of some existing technologies. Many new ideas are proposed for the region, and understanding the science behind them is...

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