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Hiring Practices: How to Protect Yourself Against Dishonest Employees

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Back in September I wrote about farm protection laws . In case you missed that post, farm protection laws, or “ag gag” laws as they are referred to by activists, generally criminalize the undercover investigation of agricultural operations, no matter the intent of the...

Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 - 8:00am
Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Maryland
The University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) has recruited a dynamic panel of presenters to discuss the intersection of environmental regulation and agriculture in Maryland at the upcoming 2015 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference. The Conference is geared toward...

Common Labor Issues with CSAs

Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor law issues. The webinars are free but registration is required. The webinars are...

CSA Contracting Webinar

Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor law issues. The webinars are free but registration is required. The webinars are...
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and...

Using a Business Organization Structure to Limit Your Farm’s Liability

In Maryland, 82.7 percent of agricultural operations conduct business as sole proprietorships (Census of Agriculture, 2012). As agriculture continues to evolve, however, producers should consider investigating all types of business organization structure for their operations to limit liability and...

When Can the Government Enter Your Farm?

Farmers are challenged daily by a variety of external factors: fluctuating markets, the unpredictability of Mother Nature, and perhaps the most challenging of all: the vast, ever changing array of local, state, and Federal laws. Every new law has the potential to bring a new government inspector...

Gleaning, Food Banks, and a Farmer’s Liability

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice It has been bitterly cold here lately, but soon (hopefully) the weather will turn warm and farmers will be back in the field planting vegetables for the upcoming season. As these vegetables and fruits are harvested, farmers...
Agritourism operators and other ag producers allowing the public on their property often worry about liability if a guest is injured while on the property. Although many of us worry about these...

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