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Another Look at the Farmers’ Rights Act: How Would Livestock Production Contracts Be Impacted in Maryland?

Paul Goeringer

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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.

            Recently the Farmers’ Rights Act (SB 761) was reintroduced in the Maryland state senate.  Last year, I provided an overview of this legislation, and much of what I wrote then still applies to the reintroduced legislation.  As I wrote last year, this legislation could impact Maryland agriculture if enacted, changing how livestock production contracts are handled in the state.  To view last year’s post, see Let's Look at the Farmers’ Rights Act.

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