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.
The SCOTUS to consider the WOTUS
For years, the legal specialists at ALEI have blogged about the twists and turns in the legal saga of the Clean Water Act (CWA) “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. For a quick review on the WOTUS rule, check out this past post, and for more information, type WOTUS into the […]
The Home Farm and the Homestead Tax Credit
The State of Maryland provides property tax relief to homeowners for their personal residences in the form of the Homestead Property Tax Credit. The Homestead Credit limits the increase in taxable assessments on principal residences each year to a fixed percentage. Every county and […]
Corn Producers in Maryland and Delaware Have Till April 1 to Decide Stay or Opt Out of the Syngenta...
This post is not legal advice. See the site’s reposting policy here. This post ran in the Delmarva Farmer the week of March 19. Time is running out for Delaware and Maryland producers to decide whether or not […]
Do You Understand When Another State's Tax Applies to Your Deliveries?
Although states differ in how they tax out-of-state companies doing business within their state, to be subject to another state’s sales tax, a company must have some type of physical or economic presence in the state assessing tax. This required physical or economic presence is […]
Maryland’s Dormant Mineral Interest Law Not Unconstitutional
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. In 2010, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Dormant Mineral Interests Act” allowing a surface estate owner of […]
Melendez V. Happy Trails and Riding Center, Inc.- What do you want first: the good news or the bad...
The ALEI legal specialists often educate Maryland farmers about liability risks and how the use of liability waivers is one way farmers can reduce their liability exposure. In response to the presentations, we often get the following question from a farmer in one form or another, “Are […]
Weekly Roundup March 10th
Happy Friday everyone. Here is an update on this week's news and events. &nbs […]
Is It Negligent to Release a Seed Variety Before the Paired Pesticide is Approved?
This post is not legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. This past summer, producers in the South and Midwest experienced damage to crops due to pesticide drift, a concern to many producers. […]
Weekly Roundup March 3rd
Good morning everyone. Here is this weeks edition of news and events. &nbs […]
Young Farmer Success Act Reintroduced
On February 15, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Representatives (Reps. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, Joe Courtney of Connecticut and John Faso of New York), working with the National Young Famers Coalition, reintroduced the Young Farmer Success Act (H.R. 1060). The Act addresses one of the […]
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