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Risk Management

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...

Managing Risk for Food Businesses

Tuesday, May. 12, 2015 - 9:15am to 3:30pm
Maryland Agriculture Resource Center
University of Maryland and Penn State Extension to Offer Food Business Risk Management Class Because consumers have grown more concerned about how their food was grown and processed, every food business owner (and every farmer who is selling products directly to the public) needs to understand the...

Quick Look at Yield Exclusion Option in 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA One new option for crop insurance in the 2014 Farm Bill is Yield Exclusion (YE). YE allows for producers to exclude specific yields from eligible years from their actual production histories (APH). This exclusion can have an impact on producers’ APHs and crop insurance...

A Producer's Guide to Meat and Poultry Processing Regulations in Maryland (EB-372)

This 13-page guide is intended to assist farmers, growers, and their advisors in understanding the regulations affecting the processing and marketing of meat and poultry products in Maryland. This guide also contains information on labeling, marketing, risk management, and regulatory exemptions. By...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. The 2014 Farm Bill...

Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Delaware State Fairgrounds
Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program Friday, January 16, 2015 Delaware State Fairgrounds Dover Building Harrington, DE 9:00 a.m. Topic: The Future of Hot Weather Poultry Ventilation Joseph Purswell, USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State 9:45 a.m. Topic: Risk Management Dennis Brothers,...

Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Delaware State Fairgrounds
Delaware Ag Week Poultry Program Friday, January 16, 2015 Delaware State Fairgrounds Dover Building Harrington, DE 9:00 a.m. Topic: The Future of Hot Weather Poultry Ventilation Joseph Purswell, USDA-ARS Poultry Research Unit, Mississippi State 9:45 a.m. Topic: Risk Management Dennis Brothers,...

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...
Life Before Right To Farm Laws: What Was That Like? Introduction Over the next week, Paul, Mae Johnson and I will be posting a series of articles discussing the role that right-to-farm laws play in...

Maryland Risk Management Blog

Life Before Right To Farm Laws: What Was That Like? Over the next week, Paul, Mae Johnson and I will be posting a series of articles discussing the role that right-to-farm laws play in the agriculture industry. Today, I will outline what life was like before such laws and what the legal...

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