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 […]
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by Sarah Fielder Organic farmer Alison Howard will speak about organic farming at the annual Agriculture and Environmental Law conference held Friday, November 17, 2017. Howard’s farm is in Millington, Maryland where she and her husband, Luke, farm a total of 600 acres. Fifty acres are designated for growing vegetables, including cabbage, kale, watermelon and squash. The remaining 550 acres are used for growing grain varieties, including corn, wheat, barley, and soybeans. The farm also […]