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ALEI Resources Help Farmers Understand the System of Laws That Impact Their Operations

ALEI Resources Help Farmers Understand the System of Laws That Impact Their Operations

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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Business and Legal Considerations Workshop at UMES

Business and Legal Considerations Workshop at UMES

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 […]

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SARE Supported Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training and Webinar Series

SARE Supported Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training and Webinar Series

The University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) provided a series of special on-farm food safety and recall readiness trainings for farmers in January 2018. These trainings are supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. A series of webinars are scheduled for February for those who were unable to […]

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University of Maryland Extension Offering One-Day Workshop for Commercial Poultry Growers

University of Maryland Extension Offering One-Day Workshop for Commercial Poultry Growers

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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Panel Presentation Videos from ALEI Annual Conference Now Online

Panel Presentation Videos from ALEI Annual Conference Now Online

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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