Archive for March, 2019

FDA Issues Final Rule for Compliance Dates for Agricultural Water Under FSMA

FDA Issues Final Rule for Compliance Dates for Agricultural Water Under FSMA

On March 15, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its final rule extending the compliance dates for the agricultural water requirements under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  Under the final rule, larger farms are now required to comply with the agricultural water requirements by January 26, 2022, while small farms have until January 26, 2023, and very small farms have until January 26, 2024.  You can read the […]

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UMES Hosts Event Teaching Attendees the Business and Legalities of Farming

UMES Hosts Event Teaching Attendees the Business and Legalities of Farming

By: Tanesha Hankerson and Kimberly Johnson The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will host a business and legal workshop for farmers on Saturday, March 23, at the Prince George’s County Soil Conservation District in Upper Marlboro, MD. Nicole Cook, the ALEI Legal Specialist at UMES will discuss how to maintain a successful operation while still complying with natural resource protection laws. “The workshop is a one-stop-shop opportunity for farmers to get a lot of […]

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