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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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UMD Extension Specialist Leads Legal Component of New Risk Management Education Funded Project Focused on Risk Management Tools for Hemp Producers

By Marta L. Manzano The Northeast Risk Management Education Center’s Risk Management Education for Producers Underserved by Crop Insurance program recently awarded a $53,000 grant to the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park Extension Specialist Paul Goeringer, who is leading the legal component of an education project developing risk management […]

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