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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 […]

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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 […]

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Delegate Charkoudian to Highlight Maryland Food Resiliency Programs at Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Delegate Charkoudian to Highlight Maryland Food Resiliency Programs at Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

By Codi Coulter At this year’s Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference, Delegate Lorig Charkoudian will be part of the panel “Strengthening Local Food Systems Through Law and Policy: the Role of Food Policy Councils and the Certified Local Farm Enterprise Program” along with Karen Fedor, Certified Local Farm Program director, […]

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A Dairy Farmer’s Unlikely Success during the Pandemic

A Dairy Farmer’s Unlikely Success during the Pandemic

By: Devin Doolan The COVID-19 pandemic has blown Maryland’s dairy industry into uncharted waters, but Brooks Long, a seventh generation dairy farmer in Williamsport, MD, has found success during a time when many local operations are dwindling. He and his wife, Katie, bought their dairy operation in 2009, but it […]

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Have questions about hemp in Maryland?  Join us on November 5th for the second annual UMES Industrial Hemp Conference!

Have questions about hemp in Maryland? Join us on November 5th for the second annual UMES Industrial Hemp Conference!

By: Nicole Cook   This year’s virtual conference will cover marketing and processing, and hemp production and management, including organic cultivation.  In addition, this year’s conference will again include a stellar panel to discuss the current state of federal and state regulations for hemp.  Jim Drews from Maryland Department of […]

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