A key mission of the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) is to identify the legal needs of Maryland’s farm families and create educational resources designed to meet those needs. Recently, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) conducted a series of agricultural needs assessment surveys, collecting data from 16 counties in Maryland’s eastern shore and western-northern region. In the category of industry viability and concerns, early survey results show respondents ranked regulations and legislation as their […]
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Nicole Cook, environmental and agricultural faculty legal specialist with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative at UMES, will be the keynote speaker at the UMES winter workshop, scheduled for Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Richard A. Henson Center. The workshop, intended for farmers with business and legal concerns, will focus on agriculture labor and taxes. “The workshop is a one-stop-shop opportunity for farmers to get a lot of information in a […]
The University of Maryland Extension is offering a one-day workshop for commercial poultry growers needing assistance filling out their comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act (CERCLA) registration. Additionally, help will be available to answer questions poultry growers, livestock farmers, and others may have about completing their annual implementation report (AIR) and other Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) animal feeding operation (AFO) forms. A demonstration of MDE’s beta version of the e-AIR will also […]
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 […]
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. […]