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.
Weekly Roundup May 18th
Good morning everyone. Come read the latest in agricultural news and events! &nbs […]
Maryland Risk Management Education Blog Anniversary
Today four years ago this website was launched by me as a fun experiment. Many issues did not require an Extension publication and other issues needed to be dealt with more quickly so hence this blog was launched by me as a way to provide more timely […]
Inverse Condemnation: When the Government Inadvertently “Takes” Your Property
This article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. In my February 14, 2018 post, I explained the eminent domain power of the government—the power of the government to take private property rights for public use—and the […]
Eligible Corn Growers and Landlords Begin Filing Syngenta Settlement Claims in May
The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. On April 10, 2018, a federal district court judge granted preliminary approval to the $1.51 billion MIR162 Syngenta […]
Milk- Whole, 2%, Skim or Imitation?
See here for the site’s reposting policy. Maryland dairy farmers Randy and Karen Sowers, owners of South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, MD have filed suit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, and Pennsylvania Secretary of […]
Agritourism- I Know It When I See It
See here for the site’s reposting policy. According to the 2012 agricultural census completed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, there were 307 agritourism farms in Maryland with revenues of $7.3 million. Maryland farm operators […]
Pesticide Drift and Your Legal Liability
The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. I recently contributed a column to Progressive Forage magazine for the April 2018 edition. The column covers issues associated with pesticide drift and forage production. The […]
Understanding the Farm Bill Reauthorization Process and How You Can Influence It
The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. The “Farm Bill” is an omnibus piece of federal legislation covering agriculture, conservation, rural development, research, and food assistance. It has been continuously […]
Maryland Property Owners Are Limited to Self-Help When Dealing With Vegetation Encroaching on Their...
The article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Author's note: a shorter version of this post is located on the Maryland Grows blog that is hosted by the University of Maryland Extension's Home and Garden Information Center […]
Recent Legal Enforcement Actions Against Farm Employers of Migrant Workers: A Good Reminder to...
The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (“MSPA”) protects migrant and seasonal agricultural workers by establishing employment standards related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures, and recordkeeping. For a detailed overview of the MSPA, check out […]
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