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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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Cook Presents at 1890 Food Safety Consortium Symposium

Cook Presents at 1890 Food Safety Consortium Symposium

ALEI legal specialist Nicole Cook discussed her role at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) at last month’s second Association of 1890 Research Directors (ARD), UMES, and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) 1890 ARD & USDA-ARS Food Safety Consortium Symposium. The event was held at the Beltsville Agricultural Research […]

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Hughes Center and ALEI Choose Summer Interns

Hughes Center and ALEI Choose Summer Interns

The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. (Hughes Center) in partnership with the University of Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), has chosen two students for the 2018 Russell Brinsfield Summer Internship Program. Danielle Naundorf of Worton (Kent County) and Alison Venable of New Market (Frederick County) will join […]

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