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UMD Extension Specialist Leads Legal Component of New Risk Management Education Funded Project Focused on Risk Management Tools for Hemp Producers

By Marta L. Manzano The Northeast Risk Management Education Center’s Risk Management Education for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance program recently awarded a $53,000 grant to the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park Extension Specialist Paul Goeringer, who is leading the legal component of an education project developing risk management […]

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Paul Goeringer Appointed Board Member of MARBIDCO

By Marta L. Manzano Extension Legal Specialist Paul Goeringer has been appointed by Governor Hogan to serve as a board member of the Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO). MARBIDCO is an economic development organization chartered by the State of Maryland. The mission of MARBIDCO is to help […]

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New Resources from ALEI

By: Mayhah Suri ALEI Research Assistant Margaret Todd has recently produced two publications to assist Maryland farmers. The first is an explainer of pasture leasing in Maryland. The document includes sample agreements and information about the importance of leasing. This publication was developed in response to requests from farmers for […]

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ALEI Specialists Awarded Grant for Educational Workshops

Mayhah Suri, Extension Specialist, and Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist, were awarded a grant by the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) recently to continue outreach efforts to local officials about agricultural issues. Suri and Goeringer worked in fall 2019 with an interdisciplinary team of Extension specialists, including Dr. Jon […]

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COVID-19 Legal Resources Now Available!

The agricultural community has had to quickly adapt to the legal and other impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The ALEI team has been working to develop resources to help address some of these issues. Information about contracts, labor, insurance, and other information is now available on the ALEI website […]

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ALEI’s Margaret Todd Leads Relaunch of Food Safety Webpage

 By: Margaret Todd ALEI legal specialists partnered with Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Food Quality Assurance Program to update the University of Maryland Extension Food Safety webpage.  The joint effort, spearheaded by ALEI Research Assistant Margaret Todd, focused on addressing the need to make vital information regarding the Food Safety […]

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Goeringer Awarded Project with Maryland Soybean Board

By: Paul Goeringer             The Maryland Soybean Board (MSB) recently award $3,000 to Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist, to develop resources to assist Maryland producers in understanding the legal issues impacting their farms today.  MSB administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing, and education programs in the state.             […]

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