All the contributors at the Maryland Risk Management Education blog are wishing our readers a happy and prosperous 2018. We will be back on January 10 with new content.
From all the contributors at the Maryland Risk Management Education blog, have a safe and happy holiday season. We will be back in 2018 with new posts and new contributors.
I’m often asked this question at various meetings when discussing legal issues with UAVs. The basic answer is no, you should never shoot down a drone.Read More
This press release can also be found on the AREC website.
College Park, MD - Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will play key roles in a new multidisciplinary effort to develop innovative, safe and sustainable ways to irrigate food crops in variable climates. The “CONSERVE” Center of Excellence, established with a $10 million, four-year award from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, will be led by Amy Sapkota from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.Read More
Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues. The workshops are free but registration is required. They will be held:Read More
This week, a new crop insurance publication was released and an update of an existing publication was released. Federal Crop Insurance is Part of Farm Safety Net for Maryland Potato Producers (FS-981) was authored by Sudeep A. Mathew, Paul Goeringer, and Lori Lynch. Currently potato crop insurance is only available in Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties in Maryland, but producers in other counties can talk with their local crop insurance agent to get coverage by written agreement. Producers can choose coverage levels from the 50 percent to the 75 percent levels at 5 percent increments. The insurance available is yield protection. Click here to view the potato crop insurance publication.Read More
Workshops Address Upcoming Changes for Dairy and Grain Producers in 2014 Farm Bill Programs
ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 3, 2014) – The 2014 Farm Bill will bring changes for dairy and grain farmers in Maryland. Farmers are encouraged to participate in a series of workshops to be held across the state in August to prepare for decisions they will need to make to participate in 2014 Farm Bill programs. The workshops are sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC), University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), USDA – Risk Management Agency, and USDA-Farm Service Agency.Read More