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Maryland Agricultural Nutrient Management Update

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
National Wildlife Visitors Center, Laurel
This course will provide an update on nutrient management regulations and provide information on current topics affecting the agricultural community. Regulatory Update: MDA New AIR, PMT, MACS and MDE CAFO Permit (New) Alternative Crops – Hemp, Cannabis Saltwater Intrusion – Biomass Crops Poultry...

Garrett County Manure Injection Demonstration Days

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm
Delvin, Dale, and Wayne Mast Farm: Grantsville, MD
Rising fertilizer costs require farmers to maximize the use of “free” nutrients available in manure. Incorporating manure into the soil is an effective management strategy for keeping these valuable nutrients in the field. This program offers practical strategies for injecting manure into the soil...
FY18 Mathias Ag Program Maryland Department of Agriculture Issues Request for Proposals: Manure Management Technologies 3 Tips to Minimize Broiler House Odor, Dust Emissions Stunning Methods and Poultry Meat Quality Bright Future for Poultry Science...More info
Maryland Department of Agriculture and its partners at the University of Maryland Extension will hold three workshops in July to provide dairy farmers with financial risk management information and...

21st Annual Procrastinator's Pesticide and Urban Nutrient Management Conference

Friday, Jun. 10, 2016 - 7:45am to 3:30pm
Ag History Farm Park
The University of Maryland Extension, in cooperation with Montgomery College, is pleased to announce the 21st Annual Procrastinator's Pesticide Re-Certification Conference. Click here for the 2016 Procrastinator's Brochure with details. To register for the 21st Annual Procrastinator's Conference...

When Can the Government Enter Your Farm?

Farmers are challenged daily by a variety of external factors: fluctuating markets, the unpredictability of Mother Nature, and perhaps the most challenging of all: the vast, ever changing array of local, state, and Federal laws. Every new law has the potential to bring a new government inspector...
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...

When Can You Call a Product "Local"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg We have all seen products advertised as locally grown or locally raised at farmers markets and on menus of all manner of restaurants. But when can the term local be used, and what does it mean? Is a Delaware watermelon local or must a product advertised in Maryland as...

2015 Corn And Soybeans Trend-Adjustments Released For Trend-Adjusted APH Crop Insurance Revenue and Yield Policies

I post about law a lot, but another portion of my job is to work with Howard Leathers on our crop insurance education partnership program with USDA’s Risk Management Agency and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Back in August, we released an updated version of the Trend Adjusted Yield Crop...

What? More Poultry Houses?

Editor's note: As a part of our ongoing right-to-farm law series, we are happy to have Mae Johnson, Administrator, Maryland Agricultural Conflict Resolution Service (ACReS), Maryland Department of Agriculture preparing this post. Maryland's Right-to-Farm law requires mediation before going to court...

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