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Happy Friday, everyone. Here's our weekly round up of news and notable events. We hope you all stay dry as these mountains of snow begin to melt!Read More
Senate Bill 923 and House Bill 881, also known as Medical Marijuana bills, were signed into law by Governor O’Malley on April 14, 2014. These bills initiated significant changes to the medical marijuana program being implemented by the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission. On November 13, 2014, the Commission unanimously adopted its proposed regulations. The regulations cover items such as:Read More
We’ve decided not to do a short overview of the recently announced Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). The feeling is another overview of the regulations would be redundant and fall on an audience who has heard enough about PMT. You’ve all heard how the regulations will potentially impact nutrient management plans for your farm. Plus it is diving into science, and we really are not scientists (though Paul does admit to dressing as a scientist for Halloween many years ago).Read More
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On October 17, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) published the proposed regulations for the Agricultural Certainty Program (ACP) in the Maryland Register (http://1.usa.gov/1yLxuVT). ACP, passed by the General Assembly during the 2013 session, is a voluntary program which allows producers who meet and maintain compliance with Maryland water quality standards to be certified for a 10-year period -- meaning that new state and local nutrient and sediment reduction requirements will not apply to the producer.Read More