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Maryland Farmland Values

A while back I posted about cash rent values in Maryland and Delaware in 2014. Today I want to continue that theme, looking at land values in Maryland and Delaware in 2013. Each year USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) surveys farms to get land value information on cropland and pastureland...

The Well Construction Permit

When determining whether you need to apply for a well permit or not, you must ask yourself am I planning on having a well drilled on my property to obtain groundwater? If your answer to this question is YES, then you have come to the right place. I have outlined all you need to know in order to...

Defenses to Negligence: Assumption of the Risk

Note: This post is not a substitute for legal advice. Today, we continue our series on defenses to negligence with assumption of the risk. Those producers who allow the public on their property (customers, employees of your integrator if you are a poultry operation, etc) or just have concerns about...

The EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose an Expansive Definition of "Waters of the US"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
On April 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed a rule to define the term “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. In short, the proposed definition would broaden the current jurisdictional scope of “waters of the...

A Constitutional Right to Farm?

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Note: This post originally appeared in the Delmarva Farmer July 22, 2014, Vol. 39, No. 20. This post does not also substitute for legal advice. State constitutions typically guarantee their citizens freedom of speech, the right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and the right to a jury trial,...
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...
The Agriculture Law Education Initiative in conjunction with the newly formed Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Special Committee on Agriculture, has published the 2014 Legal Services Directory...

To Fence or Not to Fence: That is the Question

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This column originally appeared in the March 25, 2014 issue of the Delmarva Farmer newspaper. Note: This article is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney and should not be viewed as legal advice. According to the 2007 Census of Ag, Maryland had roughly 5,970 livestock operations and...

American Agricultural Law Association--Northeast Regional Conference at University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Thursday, Jun. 5, 2014 - 7:00pm to Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
University of Maryland Carey School of Law
We invite you to the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland for the regional conference of the American Agricultural Law Association. This regional conference offers an opportunity to discuss today’s most important northeast regional and national agricultural...
The Agriculture Law Education Initiative attended the 2013 Maryland Farm Bureau Conference, held on December 8 - 10, 2013. Playing host to a multitude of organizations and individuals that assist,...

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