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This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on cover cropping for extreme weather, palmer amaranth, lawyer and insurance agents for farms, soybean research, farm employees and volunteers, sulfur deficiency in corn, cover crop sign-up, farm...More info

Looking for a lawyer or insurance agent? Here are two lists that can help you find one who understands farms.

Looking for a lawyer or insurance agent? Here are two lists that can help you find one who understands farms. Neith Little Urban Agriculture Extension Agent, University of Maryland First, read enough to know what questions to ask. The UMD Agriculture Law Education Initiative is a great place to...
In this issue: Seasonable Technology for Managing Poultry House Emissions First Farmers' Field Day at LESREC - A Success! UME Reps See Better Biosecurity Awareness Russia Confirms 13 More Avian Influenza Outbreaks Reviewing the Rules...More info

2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
University of Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center (LESREC)
The University of Maryland is calling all Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia farmers/growers to the 2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC - Wednesday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m We would appreciate the opportunity to share research in plant pathology - white mold and downy...

Current Legal Issues Associated with Dicamba Drift

Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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To better assist Mid-Atlantic service providers to prepare for developments in agricultural law, the Agriculture Law Education Initiative will host a quarterly series of webinars beginning in June focused on developing legal issues in agriculture and food law. June 19 at 12pm: Current Legal Issues...

2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC

Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Lower Eastern Shore Research & Education Center
The University of Maryland is calling all Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia farmers/growers to the 2018 Farmers' Field Day at LESREC - Wednesday, June 27, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. At this year's Field Day, we want to focus on the Eastern Shore Farmer - everything is directed...

Details of Syngenta Settlement With Corn Growers Announced

Image of corn being harvested by combine and dumping onto grain cart pulled by tractor.  Image by Steven Baird
Image by Steven Baird In September 2017, Syngenta agreed to settle claims brought by U.S. farmers for bringing Viptera and Duracade corn varieties to market before approval in China. On March 12, 2018, Syngenta formally announced that it would be settling all U.S. corn growers, grain handlers, and...

Farm and Forested Lands Succession Workshop - Southern Maryland

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
15035 Burnt Store Rd, Hughesville, MD 20637
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension, The Agriculture Law Education Initiative, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Nationwide Insurance to provide this farm succession workshop. This workshop is sponsored by Southern Maryland Ag...

Management Tool of Last Resort: Bankruptcy Offers Protections to Qualifying Agricultural Operations and Fishermen to Restructure Business and Survive Tough Economic Times

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Agriculture like many businesses is full of risks: marketing, financial, production, labor, and legal risks. With each risk area, producers must develop strategies to manage those risks. To manage marketing risks, for example, a producer would develop a plan for how to handle crops grown over the...

Proposed Settlement of Claims Against Syngenta May Not Apply to Maryland and Delaware Corn Growers, But A Future Settlement Will Settle Claims Nationwide

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Image by Edwin Remsberg Disclaimer: Neither Paul, nor the University of Maryland take any position on the claims asserted against Syngenta or on whether producers join in a class action lawsuit against Syngenta. This article is for informational purposes only. On September 26, 2017, Syngenta agreed...

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