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Proposed Poultry Litter Management Act Means a Change in How Growers and Integrators Manage Litter Photo by Edwin Remsberg  This post should not be considered legal advice or a political statement for or against this proposed legislation
Another Look at the Farmers’ Rights Act: How Would Livestock Production Contracts Be Impacted in Maryland? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not constitute legal advice or lobbying for or against this piece of legislation.  The purpose of this post is to review the possible implications of proposed legislation.
Frequently Asked Questions?: Can I Shoot Down a UAV/Drone? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Zook v. EPA: Does the EPA Have a Duty to Regulate Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Privacy Issues and the Use of sUAS/Drones in Maryland According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the lawful use 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.
Taking Biosecurity Measures to Limit Your Legal Liability for the Spread of Avian Influenza             The possibility of an avian influenza (AI) outbreak on the Delmarva is a scary possibility.  The recent AI outbreak in the Midwest has resulted in the infection of over 48 million birds on 223 farms.  Infected birds are euthanized to help contain the disease, resulting in large economic loss to both the grower and integrator. 
Do Your Cows Get Out in the Middle of the Night? You’ll Want to Read This One! Photo by Edwin Remsberg This should not be construed as legal advice.
Raising Your Home Chicken Flock (EB-409) The home chicken flock also can be an excellent source of low-cost, high-quality poultry products. This publication provides the basic tools to start a successful flock.
New Crop Insurance Option for Diversified Operations: Whole Farm Revenue Protection The 2014 Farm Bill authorized USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to develop a new type of revenue insurance product, Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP provides a risk management tool for all commodities on farms with up to $8.5 million in insured revenue.
Wait Manure A Pollutant?!?! Potentially, But Let Me Explain Why It Is In Wisconsin Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post does not construe legal advice
Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT): Know the Symptoms and What to Do if Your Flock is Affected (FS-966) Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute respiratory disease of chickens and occasionally, pheasants and peafowl, which often leads to severe losses in the poultry industry as well as backyard flocks.
Recognizing and Preventing Avian Pox in Small Flocks (FS-979) Avian pox is a viral disease that can occur in two forms: dry or skin (cutaneous) and the wet (or diphtheritic) form. Mortality is usually low (1%-5%), however, severe cases of wet pox can result in much higher mortality.
Healthy Living: Do Right-to-Farm Laws Take into Account Public Health? This post shall not construe legal or political advice and should be only utilized for educational benefits
Rodent control on small poultry farms Mice and rats are nuisance animals that typically can be found anywhere that poultry are grown. These rodents can spread disease and cause structural damage to your facilities, resulting in economic losses. Rodents are known to carry up to 45 different diseases including leptospirosis,
Raising Your Home Chicken Flock The home chicken flock also can be an excellent source of low-cost, high-quality poultry products. This publication provides the basic tools to start a successful flock.
Commercial Poultry Record Keeping Guide Available   Poultry Operation Record Keeping Guide & Quick Reference Booklet
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