By: Kimberly Johnson Over 100 farmers, regulators, agricultural professionals, students, and policymakers took part in the third annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference on November 17, 2017 in Annapolis, MD. The conference brought together the state’s environmental, agricultural, and legal communities at one event to stimulate discussion and advance understanding of the relevant issues, laws, policies, and regulations that Maryland farmers face. Panelists covered a diverse array of topics, including Organic Farming, Legal Resources for Improving […]
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ALEI is excited to announce we will livestream two presentations this Friday at our upcoming annual Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference. To tune in, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/UnivMdBaltimore this Friday, November 17, 2017 from 12:40PM to 2:10PM. The livestream will begin at 12:40 PM with Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles’ presentation on Maryland’s Climate Change Programs. Given the federal political landscape, state level action to combat climate change is viewed by some as more important now than ever. […]
Organic Farming – Challenges, Benefits and Legal Battles 8:35am – 9:20am Presenters: Alison Howard, Homestead Farm; Kelley Poole, Vice President of Government Affairs, Organic Trade Association. It has been an eventful year in organic farming. Panelists will discuss challenges and benefits of organic farming and the recent litigation filed against USDA pertaining to organic livestock and poultry standards. Legal Resources for Improving Soil Health on Leased Land 9:20am – 10:00am Presenters: Sarah Everhart, Senior Legal Specialist […]
By: Sarah Fielder Hans Schmidt, the Assistant Secretary for Resource Conservation at the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), will speak about nutrient management at the upcoming Agriculture and Environmental Law conference. The conference will be held on Friday, November 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. To register visit http://go.umd.edu/aleiconf. “I never dreamt I would be in this job,” said Schmidt. “It was never on my radar, and […]
By: Mayhah Suri & Samantha Watters The Agriculture and Environmental Law Conference is back for a third year of dynamic presenters and discussion topics of interest to the farming, environmental, and legal communities. The conference is geared toward members of the agriculture community, including farmers, agricultural and environmental attorneys, regulators, agriculture professionals, environmental associations, and elected officials. It provides a unique opportunity to learn how to navigate the complex system of laws that Maryland farmers […]