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Sean Jones presenting at ALEI’s annual conference

ALEI Connects Environmental, Farming Communities

By Sarah Fielder and Mayhah Suri The Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s November 18 Agriculture and Environmental Law conference in Annapolis, Maryland, brought together experts from the law, agriculture, and environmental fields to foster a dialogue about how these fields can work in tandem to improve lives and protect the environment. The sold-out conference featured a number of topics, including storm and bay water quality, zoning compliances, the food modernization safety act, and nutrient management. One topic […]

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USDA Recognizes ALEI’s Work on Joint Project

USDA Recognizes ALEI’s Work on Joint Project

By Sarah Fielder and Mayhah Suri The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recognized the Agriculture Law Education Initiative recently for participating in a joint project led by the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Maryland Farm Bureau. The project developed a community supported agriculture (CSA) model contract and contracting guide to help farmers manage risks and improve communications with their customers. As USDA noted, “The success of the […]

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Panel Discussion: Navigating the Local Food Marketplace

Panel Discussion: Navigating the Local Food Marketplace

By Sarah Everhart and Mayhah Suri The Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), in conjunction with the Maryland Farm Bureau, hosted “Navigating the ‘Local Food’ Marketplace” in July. Scheduled in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Buy Local challenge week, the event was designed to help connect local food buyers with local producers in an effort to create more opportunities for local sellers beyond farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture ventures

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ALEI Joins Dairy Risk Management Workshops

By Paul Goeringer With the Maryland dairy economy struggling and previous nutrient management exemptions expiring the first of July, three dairy risk management workshops were held across Maryland. The workshops, held by Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Crop Insurance Education Program, covered financial risk management information, an update on the manure management requirements starting this winter, and a farm succession planning discussion. The workshops were held July 11 in Elkton, MD, July 12 in […]

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