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2022 Ag and Environmental Law Conference Keynote Panel to Explore Important Features of the 2023 Farm Bill.

2022 Ag and Environmental Law Conference Keynote Panel to Explore Important Features of the 2023 Farm Bill.

    Author – Samantha Fairbanks This year’s Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference keynote panel will discuss the 2023 Farm Bill. The panel features Dr. Stephanie Mercier, an agricultural policy consultant, alongside Dr. Roger Cryan, the Chief Economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation. The discussion will revolve around themes policymakers will likely consider in drafting the upcoming farm bill, including Farm Production and Conservation; Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs; Rural Development; and Food and […]

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MDE Assistant Secretary Devon Dodson to Highlight New Environmental Justice Screening Tool at 2022 Ag and Environmental Law Conference

MDE Assistant Secretary Devon Dodson to Highlight New Environmental Justice Screening Tool at 2022 Ag and Environmental Law Conference

    Author – Samantha Fairbanks The Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s (ALEI) 2022 Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference will feature a panel discussing environmental justice (EJ) in Maryland. Specifically, the panel will explore how a new EJ screening tool and recent changes to state law will impact equity. This panel features Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Assistant Secretary Devon Dodson alongside student attorneys from the Maryland Carey Law Environmental Law Clinic. The panel will […]

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Hoffman to Discuss Recent and Upcoming Legislation at Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

By Codi Coulter Mark Hoffman is the Maryland Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. At this year’s Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference he will speak in the “Legislative Strategies for Reaching Ag Sector 2025 Chesapeake Bay Clean-up Goals” panel alongside Jason Keppler, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Watershed Implementation Program Director and acting Conservation Grants Program manager. For more information about the Conference and to register, visit go.umd.edu/umlawconfreg21. The Chesapeake Bay Commission comprises 21 members […]

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Conservation and Equity: Soto-Gomez to Detail NRCS Efforts at Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Conservation and Equity: Soto-Gomez to Detail NRCS Efforts at Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

By Codi Coulter Bianca Soto-Gomez will appear at this year’s Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference on a panel titled “Using Legal Education to Increase Equitable Participation in NRCS Conservation Programs.” Other panelists include Sarah Hirsh, Ph.D., an extension agent with University of Maryland Extension, and Sarah Everhart, the Agriculture Law EducationInitiative’s senior research associate and legal specialist. For more information about the Conference and to register, visit go.umd.edu/umlawconfreg21. Soto-Gomez is a District Conservationist in the […]

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