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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,...
On November 15, the Steering Committee of the newly formed Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Special Committee on Agricultural Law met at the Maryland Department of Agriculture in Annapolis. The...

Can I Make a Citizen’s Arrest?

The author would like to thank Theodore Feitshans, North Carolina State University, Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University, William Pons, University of Maryland School of Law, and Kimberly Manuelides, Saul Ewing LLP, Baltimore, MD for their input on this column. Note: This article is not a...

Ag Leasing & Right to Farm Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Cecil County Extension Office
Farm lease agreements are an important and common topic among farmers and landowners. As Maryland urbanizes, farmland becomes more competitive and land transfers to the next generation there is an increasing need for resources and materials regarding written lease agreements and Maryland’s real...

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland's Right-to-Farm Law

Many agricultural areas have seen individuals without farm backgrounds and little understanding of farm operations moving into the neighborhood. Once there, they find noises, insects, farm equipment on the roads, smells and normal characteristics of agricultural and rural life unexpected and...

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