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A team of UMD students from The First-Year Innovation and Research Experience (FIRE) Summer Fellows program developed and coded an algorithmic technique to identify unregistered farms, a tool that...
The University of Maryland Extension Beginning Farmer program in collaboration with the University of Delaware Extension and the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative is excited...
oyster aquaculture in Maryland
University of Maryland Extension (UME) faculty are partnering in a multi-institutional aquaculture research project, led by UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and funded by a $10 million...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available

Combine harvesting corn.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
USDA has recently announced a new program to provide assistance to growers and livestock producers who aced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will begin to signup on May 26 and close on August 28th. See https://www...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): What Dairy and Beef Producers Need to Know

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Background: The USDA CFAP Program has allocated $16 billion in funds for direct payments to farmers to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are derived from two sources: the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)...
Participants learning about issues facing the farm economy at a recent workshop.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the University of Maryland Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to host a...

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?”...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on the white grub and wireworm mangement, USDA Market Facilitation Program, farm safety, fungicide recommendations, head scab manageent, grain drill calibration, dicamba drift, pesticide container recycling, UMD job...More info
Delmarva's Chicken Industry Boosts Economic Output and Generates $1.05 Billion in Inclome for Workers, Farmers Does Placing Paper Under Drinker Lines Improve Chick Performance? Let's Talk About Those "Factory Farms" USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features...More info

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