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Family Limited Partnership as a Business Structure? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
2016 Cash Rents in Maryland and Delaware             USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) updated data on cash rent paid by farmers in 2016.  NASS collects this data from 240,000 farms across the United States annually through the Cash Rent Survey - data used by other agencies throughout USDA.  The survey results give us an idea of what other tenants in the area may be paying per acre for farmland.
Crop Insurance For Maryland Field Crops And Livestock Image by Edwin Remsberg Multi-peril crop insurance is a valuable risk management tool which allows you to insure against losses on your farm due to adverse weather conditions, price fluctuations, and unavoidable pests and diseases. It shifts unavoidable production risks to an insurance company for the payment of a fixed amount of premium per acre.
Landowners Need to do Background Research Before Entering Into a Solar Energy Lease Image by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
How Will Dairy Farmers of America Settlement Impact Maryland Dairy Farmers? Image by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
Help, I Just Inherited the Family Farm With My Siblings. Now What? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
Have You Developed an Estate Plan? What Happens When You Die Without A Will? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice
New Regulations on Invasive Plants in Maryland Go Into Effect This post should not be a substitute for legal advice
On-Farm Breweries Are a Growing Agritourism Area, But Keep In Mind Legal Requirements Recently, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to allow for the development of on-farm breweries.  This area of the law (at least in Maryland) is still new and developing as it relates to breweries.
How do CSA Operators Manage Risks In Their Operations? CSA operators utilize various methods to manage risks in their operations.  One way can be through the membership agreement, but other ways can be utlized.  Recently, a report was issued by Mayhah R.
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.
How to Handle Crop Insurance Proceeds and Farm Program Payments on Your Taxes Photo by Edwin Remsberg  This post should not be construed as tax advice
Frequently Asked Questions?: Can I Shoot Down a UAV/Drone? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Premise’s Liability You face many risks in your farming operation, including weather, crop prices, and environmental issues beyond your control. If you own or lease farmland, you also may encounter the liability risks associated with individuals coming on to your land, whether invited or not.
State Surcharge Is Included in Cap for Ag Transfer Tax Photo by Edwin Remsberg  This post should not be construed as legal or tax 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.
2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product.
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. 
When Keeping Your Landlord Happy Backfires Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Agricultural Operations and Deducting Expenses on Your Taxes Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal or tax advice

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