Weekly News Update, May 15th Edition

Updated: Jul 8, 2020


Farmland (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).
Farmland (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).

It is fitting this news post was scheduled for me this week (which is also by pure accident), but 1 year ago this week I launched this blog to cover issues I was working on in my Extension program (farm policy/crop insurance, ag law, and anything else I feel about writing about) with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Over the past year, we have grown first adding Ashley on, then Sarah and Wele, and now Hannah. Hopefully the site will continue to grow in year 2 to cover more ag issues important to Maryland. Thank you all for reading, visiting, and sharing posts on the site. On that note, lets talk about some news.


New Videos Online: We added new videos covering premise liability by Sarah Everhart. The videos cover an overview of premise liability and defenses to premise liability. You can check out all our videos here http://go.umd.edu/ALEIVids. Check out our Youtube channel at http://go.umd.edu/ALEIYoutube.

Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License pamphlet
Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License pamphlet

Farm Brewery Guide Available: It came out just a few hours too late to make last week’s edition, but Research Assistant Mayhah Suri has completed a short guide to the new Maryland Farm Brewery Law and the Cidery Law. The guide will help those considering getting into the farm brewery or cidery business understand the maze of state and federal laws. The guide is available at ter.ps/farmbrew. For more information on brewing beer in Maryland check out the Brewers’ Association of Maryland at http://www.marylandbeer.org/.


This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20031
This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20031