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.
What Does the New Federal Tax Law Mean for My Farm Operation?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new federal tax law passed at the end of 2017, has several changes that farmers should consider discussing with their accountant or attorney at the start of the New Year. While there are a number of changes in the new federal tax law, this post will highlight […]
Minnesota Court Upholds Granting Conditional Use Permit For Feedlot
The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. A new livestock operation moving into an area can often cause fear among neighbors over potential changes in the […]
Have You Planned How You Would Respond to a Food Safety Emergency?
Photo Credit Edwin Remsberg This is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy.Do you know how you would respond if your farm was found to be the source of a food safety emergency? While […]
Happy New Year
Image from powerpoint template from www.free-power-point-template.com All the contributors at the Maryland Risk Management Education blog are wishing our readers a happy and prosperous 2018. We will be back on January 10 with new […]
Happy Holidays From All of Us
Image from powerpoint template from www.free-power-point-template.com From all the contributors at the Maryland Risk Management Education blog, have a safe and happy holiday season. We will be back in 2018 with new posts and new […]
USDA Intends to Withdraw Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule
On December 18, 2017 the Agricultural Marketing Service of the USDA published in the Federal Register its intention to withdraw the OLPP rule. &nbs […]
Make and Keep a Legal New Year's Resolution- Review and Amend Your Important Documents
At ALEI we are in the midst of our annual farm and forestry succession workshop series (to find out information about a workshop in your area go to umaglaw.org) and although creating legal documents like a will and power of attorney is vitally important, it is also necessary to review them […]
Proposed Settlement of Claims Against Syngenta: What Does It Mean For Delmarva Producers?
This post is not legal advice. See the site’s reposting policy, here. On September 26, 2017, Syngenta agreed to settle claims brought by U.S. farmers for bringing Viptera and Duracade corn varieties to […]
Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards- Delayed Again
I have previously posted about the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLLP) Rule, as well as the litigation filed over the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) failure to enact the rule.On November 14, 2017 USDA announced a further delay of the effective date of the rule until […]
Father’s Estate Plan Leaves Many Unanswered Questions Relating to Gifts to On-Farm Heir
This post is not legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Many of you have farm succession plans or estate plans to handle issues related to both on-farm and off-farm heirs. But have you […]
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