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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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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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