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Agriculture Law

ALEI provides resources to explain agricultural law as it evolves to keep pace with the changing realities of farmers and the agricultural industry in the 21st century.

The field is not limited to one area of the law but covers many areas of the law. In the early 20th century, agricultural law might have been limited to commercial, estates and trust, property, tax, and labor laws. But as agriculture evolved in the 21st century, agricultural law has grown to include patent, administrative, technology, and the growing field of food law. 

ALEI members educate the Maryland and national agricultural community on aspects of agricultural law through Extension outreach programs. Extension outreach activities of ALEI members include traditional publications and presentations as well as multimedia, online outreach through videos, blog posts, and webinars.

ALEI works with the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) to educate Maryland attorneys on agricultural issues to aid them in working with farm clients. ALEI has also teamed up with MSBA to provide the Maryland farm community with a continually-updated legal services directory of attorneys with expertise in agricultural law.

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