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Why is a Virginia Farmer Suing the EPA? Find out at the Ag & Environmental Law Conference

Why is a Virginia Farmer Suing the EPA? Find out at the Ag & Environmental Law Conference

By Sarah Everhart Bobby Whitescarver and his wife Jeanne Hoffman operate Meadowview Farm, a cow-calf operation in Swoope, Virginia. According to Whitescarver, they have implemented many best management practices in order to limit environmental impacts to the Middle River that runs through their farm.  “Our farm produces wholesome beef and clean water,” he says. The practices include rotational grazing, riparian forest buffers, stream fencing, and nutrient management. Whitescarver has a unique interest in these best […]

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Sixth Annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference Offered Online

  By Megan Todd For six years the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), a multi-institutional University of Maryland program that provides legal education to the agricultural community, has hosted a conference to discuss the complex legal issues that farmers grapple with regularly. This year, due to ongoing uncertainty related to the global pandemic, ALEI is moving its annual conference online by hosting a three-week webinars series. The online sessions will be free of charge and […]

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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 tools for hemp producers.   With the number of U.S. hemp acres quadrupling in 2019 and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, interest in this crop […]

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Thilmany Wins Outstanding AGNR Undergraduate Student Researcher Award

Elizabeth Thilmany, image by Edwin Remsberg As the spring semester comes to a close, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ (AGNR) Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC) recently announced their academic award winners during a virtual awards ceremony.  Elizabeth Thilmany, a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park who is double-majoring in Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) and Geographical Sciences, was named the AGNR’s outstanding undergraduate student researcher.  This award recognizes the significant and […]

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ALEI’s Conservation Leasing Workshops Featured in Podcast

ALEI’s Conservation Leasing Workshops Featured in Podcast

By Jess Feldman This winter, the Agriculture Education Initiative (ALEI) will host a series of workshops throughout the state to better inform Maryland landowners and farmers about incorporating conservation practices into their farm rental arrangements. ALEI’s Managing Director at the Francis King Carey School of Law, Sarah Everhart, was recently featured on the From Cloud to Cab podcast, to discuss the Agricultural Conservation Leasing Guide and the upcoming leasing workshops in December and January. The […]

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