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Frequently Asked Questions: How Many "No Trespassing" Signs Do I Need to Hang? This post should not be construed as legal advice
2014 Maryland County Cash Rents             A few weeks ago, I posted about the statewide cash rent averages for Maryland and Delaware, and that we saw that statewide cash rents had increased for non-irrigated, irrigated, and pastur
A Look at Business Organization Structures: Sole Proprietorship This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
Let’s Partner Up: General Partnership Overview This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
A Closer Look At The Corporation Business Structure This post should not be relied upon as legal advice
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. 
Conservation Compliance Now Apart of the Farm Bill Please note information in this post could change based an RMA releasing their final rules and procedures and a final rule on conservation compliance.  This post will be revised in the future based on that new information.
Maryland Cash Rents             Late last week, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) updated data on cash rent paid by farmers in 2014.  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 can also give us an idea of what other tenants in th
Is Hanging a "Beware of Dog" Sign a Good Idea? Note: This blog is not a substitute for legal advice.
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 navigate the permit process for well construction.
Defenses to Negligence: Assumption of the Risk Note: This post is not a substitute for legal advice.
The EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose an Expansive Definition of "Waters of the US" On April 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.
A Constitutional Right to Farm? 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.
To Fence or Not to Fence: That is the Question 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.
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.
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 objectionable and then they complain.


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