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The Maryland Risk Management Education Blog provides readers with information on legal and risk management issues important to Maryland agriculture, upcoming events, and new materials of interest. The blog is powered by the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural Resource Economics and University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative.

  • New Laws Continue to Support Agritourism in Maryland

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Agritourism continues to be a growing source of income for many Maryland farmers, and Maryland’s General Assembly and Governor Hogan continue to pass laws designed to support agritourism […]

  • New South Wales Passes Right-to-Farm Law and Enhanced Trespass Penalties

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.             The New South Wales (NSW) Parliament has passed a bill that would create an American-style right-to-farm law. This law, if […]

  • Changes to the H-2A Visa Program

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Farm employers who hire foreign workers with H-2A visas know how tedious and time consuming the process can be. One example is the need for employers to advertise for farm workers in American […]

  • FSMA Inspections Are Underway. Are You Ready?

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Nearly 10 years after the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act, or “FSMA,” was signed into law, and nearly 5 years after the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) […]

  • Baltimore City Food Truck Ordinance is Constitutional

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.             Over the past few years, a food revolution has developed with food trucks.  Although many may love to get their daily […]

  • Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference- Register Today!

    See here for the site’s reposting policy. The Conference, hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), will bring agricultural, environmental, and legal professionals together to examine the complex network of laws facing the State’s largest industry. Agriculture is […]

  • “Quick Take” Eminent Domain: How Energy Companies Can Take Farmland for Pipelines

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Natural gas companies are routinely granted authority by the government to take private lands for public use before they pay the landowner. The practice, known as “quick […]

  • October 1-Changes to Maryland's Nutrient Management and Confined Animal Feeding Operation Programs

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the Agriculture and Environmental Conference will bring agricultural, environmental, and legal professionals together to discuss timely and […]

  • EPA Seeks Public Comments for Hemp Pesticide Applications

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is taking public comments on 10 applications it received seeking to add new hemp uses to pesticide products already […]

  • EPA Decides Not to Ban Chlorpyrifos- Now What?

    Panelists at the 2018 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference discussing chlorpyrifos and the legal landscape of pesticide regulation. Photo Credit Edwin Remberg. On July 24, 2019 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its […]

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