Archive for August, 2018

For Now, Industrial Hemp Farming in Maryland Remains Illegal

For Now, Industrial Hemp Farming in Maryland Remains Illegal

By: Jess Feldman The Maryland General Assembly recently altered legislation for an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to enable farmers contracting with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) or Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to grow industrial hemp for research purposes in Maryland. Although the updated legislation has been in effect since July 1, regulations for the program are still being finalized. The MDA, IHE, and other growers across the state are making further adjustments to […]

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2018 International Agrarian Law Conference

ALEI Legal Specialist Speaks at International Agrarian Law Congress in Cuba

by Jess Feldman Extension Legal Specialist Kelly Nuckolls Winslow of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) attended the 11th annual International Agrarian Law Congress in June in Havana, Cuba. This event attracts attorneys from around the world to discuss current topics in agricultural law. While the majority of attorneys at the conference were from Latin American and Caribbean countries, representatives from other regions also attended, sharing interpretations and opinions on legal issues in their respective […]

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