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seafood

State food safety laws

Urban Ag home | Table of contents States share regulatory authority with the federal government in many areas, but states enjoy complete jurisdiction over farmers markets and other types of direct farm sales, retail sales, restaurants, and many types of small-scale agricultural production and...

Federal food safety laws

Urban Ag home | Table of contents In general, federal regulations apply to all foods that are sold in interstate commerce (meaning across state borders) or foreign commerce, and states have the power to regulate most foods that are only sold intrastate (see “What’s federalism got to do with it?”...

Hydroponic or aquaponic urban farms

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 3: Basil grown hydroponically in a plug floated in a foam mat on top of a tank of water, at Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Temple Hills, MD. Photo by Neith Little, UMD Extension. Hydroponics means growing plants using...

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators

Many individuals moving into agricultural areas in Maryland have no farm backgrounds and little understanding of agricultural operations. The same is true of commercial fishing and seafood operations in Maryland. Once there, the new residents may find the noises, insects, farm equipment on the...

What is sustainable seafood?

Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Calvert Marine Museum
David Moyer presents What Is Sustainable Seafood?Knowing how to eat responsibly is a very tricky business these days, especially when it comes to seafood. Calvert Marine Museum Curator for Estuarine Biology, Dave Moyer, will help you explore the world of sustainable seafood, the local seafood scene...
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