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ALEI’s Conservation Leasing Workshops Featured in Podcast

ALEI’s Conservation Leasing Workshops Featured in Podcast

By Jess Feldman This winter, the Agriculture Education Initiative (ALEI) will host a series of workshops throughout the state to better inform Maryland landowners and farmers about incorporating conservation practices into their farm rental arrangements. ALEI’s Managing Director at the Francis King Carey School of Law, Sarah Everhart, was recently […]

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Cook Discusses Legal Considerations for Beginning Farmers at UMES Small Farms Conference

Cook Discusses Legal Considerations for Beginning Farmers at UMES Small Farms Conference

By: Kimberly Johnson and Suzanne Street Fresh outlooks, practical solutions and up-to-the-minute information about fermentation, soil, beekeeping, vermicomposting, small scale mushroom production and more are what’s in store for the 15th Annual Small Farm Conference to be held in the Student Services Center on the UMES campus.  On-site registration begins at […]

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ALEI Publishes Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide

ALEI Publishes Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide

By Jess Feldman The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) has published the Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide, a resource for Maryland landowners and farmers who are interested in incorporating conservation practices into farm rental arrangements. The guide is available here. When it comes to leased farmland, it can be challenging for […]

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For Now, Industrial Hemp Farming in Maryland Remains Illegal

For Now, Industrial Hemp Farming in Maryland Remains Illegal

By: Jess Feldman The Maryland General Assembly recently altered legislation for an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to enable farmers contracting with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) or Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to grow industrial hemp for research purposes in Maryland. Although the updated legislation has been in effect […]

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ALEI Resources Can Assist Farmers With Legal Risk Management

ALEI Resources Can Assist Farmers With Legal Risk Management

By Jess Feldman Agricultural liability is the responsibility Maryland farmers have under the law. It involves complying with existing laws and regulations as well as potential civil claims or “torts” that can arise.  While agriculture liability is a continuing issue for farmers, with assistance from the Agriculture Law Education Initiative […]

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