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The Maryland Risk Management Education Blog provides readers with information on legal and risk management issues important to Maryland agriculture, upcoming events, and new materials of interest. The blog is powered by the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural Resource Economics and University of Maryland’s Agriculture Law Education Initiative.

  • Hiring this Year? Avoid Legal Hiring Pitfalls

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.  If you are planning on hiring workers for the farm this year you are most likely going to be undertaking activities such as creating a job advertisement and interviewing applicants. This […]

  • Top Developments in Ag Law in 2019

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.              With 2019 about over and 2020 about to start, I want to take a minute to look back at the top legal developments […]

  • Have You Taken The Food Safety Training You Need?

    he article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. There will be several Produce Safety Rule Trainings throughout the state this winter, hosted by a team of experts from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the University of Maryland, for […]

  • New Laws Continue to Support Agritourism in Maryland

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice. See here for the site’s reposting policy. Agritourism continues to be a growing source of income for many Maryland farmers, and Maryland’s General Assembly and Governor Hogan continue to pass laws designed to support agritourism […]

  • New South Wales Passes Right-to-Farm Law and Enhanced Trespass Penalties

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.             The New South Wales (NSW) Parliament has passed a bill that would create an American-style right-to-farm law. This law, if […]

  • Changes to the H-2A Visa Program

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Farm employers who hire foreign workers with H-2A visas know how tedious and time consuming the process can be. One example is the need for employers to advertise for farm workers in American […]

  • FSMA Inspections Are Underway. Are You Ready?

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Nearly 10 years after the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act, or “FSMA,” was signed into law, and nearly 5 years after the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) […]

  • Baltimore City Food Truck Ordinance is Constitutional

    The article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy.             Over the past few years, a food revolution has developed with food trucks.  Although many may love to get their daily […]

  • Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference- Register Today!

    See here for the site’s reposting policy. The Conference, hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), will bring agricultural, environmental, and legal professionals together to examine the complex network of laws facing the State’s largest industry. Agriculture is […]

  • “Quick Take” Eminent Domain: How Energy Companies Can Take Farmland for Pipelines

    This article is not a substitute for legal advice.  See here for the site’s reposting policy. Natural gas companies are routinely granted authority by the government to take private lands for public use before they pay the landowner. The practice, known as “quick […]

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