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Questions and Answers on Maryland's New Medical Marijuana Commission Photo by Edwin Remsberg   This post is not be construed as legal advice
Frequently Asked Questions: What Is the Difference Between an Animal Welfare Statute and a Right-to-Farm Statute? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice Introduction
Does Hosting Weddings Count As Agriculture? One State Says No Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice (or marriage counseling)
IRS Releases Final Rules on Portability Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Frequently Asked Questions: What Exactly is a Hobby Loss? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice or tax advice
Commodity Program Choices by Maryland Farmers under the 2014 Farm Bill Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Farm Service Agency of USDA has released information on farmer signups for the three program options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-CO), and individual Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-IC).  This publication provides a quick overview of which programs Maryland producers preferred.
Estimated Payments Under the 2014 County Agricultural Risk Coverage Program in Maryland Photo by Edwin Remsberg Recently released USDA data and projections allow us to make some fairly good guesses about the per acre payments which farmers will be eligible for in fall of 2015 under the County Agricultural Risk Coverage program (ARC-CO for short).
Frequently Asked Questions: Does Selling the Farm Terminate an Existing Lease? Photo by Signazon This post should not be construed as legal advice
Frequently Asked Questions: Organic Crops and GMO Pollen Cross-Contamination Photo by John Severns, Source Wikicommons This post should not be construed as legal advice
What is a Currency Transaction Report? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be considered as legal advice.  This post originally appeared in the April 28th issue of the Delmarva Farmer.
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.
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 lawsuits. Elimination of 100 percent of legal risk is not possible.
Do Your Cows Get Out in the Middle of the Night? You’ll Want to Read This One! Photo by Edwin Remsberg This should not be construed as legal advice.
Can You Take the Corn Stalks With You? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be construed as legal advice
Food Safety Modernization Act Series Photo by Edwin Remsberg
Frequently Asked Questions: Can I Use a Residential Lease to Rent Farmland? Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
Legal Liability of Saving Seeds in an Era of Expiring Patents While the Roundup Ready patent has expired, producers nonetheless need to understand the implications for their operations and how other laws may continue to limit their ability to save harvested seed for planting the following season.
Farm Leases and Big Data: Issues That Cannot Be Settled By a Handshake Deal Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be considered legal advice
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 provide additional forms of capital.
Developing Your Agricultural Land Lease: Updating the Rental Rate Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not intended to provide legal advice
Let's Look at the Farmers’ Rights Act 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.

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