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 […]
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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. […]
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 Washington-based National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s (NSAC) Paul Wolfe will be one of the panelists at the annual Agriculture and Environmental Law conference, hosted by the Agriculture Law Education Initiative in Annapolis, Maryland on November 17. To register visit http://go.umd.edu/aleiconf. Wolfe will discuss NSAC’s work in the Chesapeake Bay region, including conservation stewardship programs, the agricultural conservation easement program, and the crop insurance and conservation programs. “We want to show how the […]