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Legal Risk Management Solutions for Community Supported Agriculture in Maryland
Highlights the results of a survey conducted in the summer of 2014 by Maryland Department of Ag looking at the use of contracts and other risk management tools utilized by CSA operators in Maryland. The report also ...
Supplemental Coverage Option Expanding as Part of the Farm Safety Net
The 2014 Farm Bill created Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new add-on crop insurance option which provides supplemental coverage on a producer’s underlying crop insurance policy. SCO operates by mimicking a producer’s ...
2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by ...
Commodity Program Choices by Maryland Farmers under the 2014 Farm Bill
Quick overview of which programs Maryland farmers signed up for with the 2014 Farm Bill.
Fillable Maryland Crop-Share Lease
Reporting Continuous Release Emissions
The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act contained language that would exempt agricultural operations from reporting under CERCLA. This fact sheet is left up as a reference for those wondering what reporting looked like ...
Ensuring the Continued Viability of Rural Communities: Using Mediation to Settle Disputes
Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution, has considerable advantages over litigation in terms of relationships among parties, finances, and time. Mediation can be a useful alternative to expensive litigation ...
Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators
Many individuals moving into agricultural areas in Maryland have no farm backgrounds and little understanding of agricultural operations. The same is true of commercial fishing and seafood operations in Maryland. Once ...
Industrial Hemp Remains Illegal to Cultivate In Maryland Until Final Regulations and Research Programs Finalized
In 2016, the Maryland General Assembly first passed legislation allowing for the development of an Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in the state. That program was recently updated this year by House Bill (HB) 698 to allow ...
2019 Market Facilitation Program Available to Assist Producers Trade Disputes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) established the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) under Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act in 2018. This section authorizes ...