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 Law Reduces Liability Exposure for Landowners with Hunting Leases
At ALEI, we often hear concerns about liability from folks in the agriculture community who lease or allow their property to be used for hunting. In recognition of these concerns, the Maryland General Assembly recently passed a law expanding when certain liability protection […]
Dairy Able to Build Barns, But What About Using Property For A Dairy?
This post is not legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. As you might have noticed, I like to highlight recent court decisions showing how courts handle ag law issues. In a recent Wisconsin […]
Maryland's New Antibiotics in Livestock Law: What Does it Mean for Your Farm?
During the recent Maryland General Assembly session, the “Keeping Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017” (the Antibiotics Act) was passed into law. The controversial Act was amended substantially before its passage. Proponents of the Antibiotics Act want the use of antibiotics […]
Court of Appeals Rules Against Animal Ag Reporting Exemption in Two Environmental Laws
This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. The smells of livestock are common if you live on or next to a farm. If livestock numbers reach certain sizes, two federal […]
A Bee on the Endangered Species List? Yes!
Back in February I wrote a post about the rusty patch bumble bee’s placement on the Endangered Species List. The bee was listed on January 11, 2017, and the listing would have been effective 30 days later, but given the change in presidential administration, the effective date of […]
One Old Mare Not Enough to Create Ag Lease, Says One State Court
This post is not legal advice. See the site’s reposting policy here. As we draw closer to summer, I will start reminding you that it’s the time to consider terminating a farmland lease to comply with state […]
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 […]
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