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Energy Leasing Webinar

Monday, Jun. 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Online
Photo by Edwin Remsberg Rural landowners and attorneys who want to learn more about solar energy development can do so at the upcoming Solar Energy Leasing Program webinar. Slated for June 27, the webinar is geared toward landowners who may be approached for solar development, said Paul Goeringer,...

Have You Developed an Estate Plan? What Happens When You Die Without A Will?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice Recently, the singer Prince suddenly passed away, but many of you may not have seen the news that he died without a will ( http://wapo.st/1YgOGvX ). The rapper Snoop Dogg has discussed not having a will and not wanting to make a will either (...
Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (link is external) will...
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 adoption, these...
The final rule on fresh produce safety has been released by the US FDA on November 13, 2015. The new rule addresses requirements in five key areas pertaining to produce safety. These are agricultural...

Legal Developments in Animal Agriculture

Photo by Edwin Remsberg 2015 has seen many legal developments in animal agriculture. We have seen one federal district court hold manure when applied inexcess to be a solid waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We have seen groups push to have the animal agriculture exemption...

Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law affects both the...

Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License

Microbreweries and craft beers are a growing trend nationwide. In order to encourage more development in this growing industry, the state of Maryland has created a few new liquor licenses that make small-scale brewing easier. One of these is the Class 8 Farm Brewery License. This license is just...

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Legal Risk Management Considerations

This fact sheet can serve as another tool in a farmer’s risk management plans by providing information on how farmers can protect themselves from legal challenges from a nuisance or violation of an environmental permit. The information discussed in this fact sheet will not eliminate threats of...

Food Safety Modernization Act Series

Photo by Edwin Remsberg What is Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? In short, it is legislation amending the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and giving FDA the authority to mandate preventive-based controls across the food supply chain. Not only does this include U.S. food facilities but a...

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