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Industrial Hemp Remains Illegal to Cultivate In Maryland Until Final Regulations and Research Programs Finalized

7/18/2018
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In this episode, Paul revisits the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland. Currently, the Maryland Department of Agriculture to develop a pilot program for research programs to be developed by institutions of higher education who can then contract with growers to produce industrial hemp in the research programs. Materials discussed in this episode: Industrial Hemp Remains Illegal to Cultivate In Maryland Until Final Regulations and Research Programs Finalized...

Duration:00:13:28

Right-to-Farm Law Does Not Protect Landowner From Nuisance Caused by Septage Lagoons

7/4/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the recent decision out of Alaska involving Alaska's right-to-farm law. The Supreme Court of Alaska upheld a trial court ruling that the state's right-to-farm law did not apply to a landowner storing septage in lagoons. Materials discussed in this episode: Alaska's Right-to-Farm LawRight-to-Farm Law Does Not Protect Landowner From Nuisance Caused by Septage Lagoons If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or...

Duration:00:13:20

Gleaning, Food Banks, and a Farmer’s Liability

6/20/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses how Maryland law limits liability to encourage gleaning on farms from charitable organizations. Materials discussed in this episode: Gleaning, Food Banks, and a Farmer’s Liabilityhttp://forms.vermontlaw.edu/farmgleaning/ If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:05:39

Gleaning Unharvested Crops and Crop Insurance or NAP Coverage

6/6/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses crop insurance or NAP coverage and requirements when you allow gleaning on the covered acreage. Materials discussed in this episode: Gleaning Unharvested Crops and Crop Insurance or NAP Coverage If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541. This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM17RMETS524021.

Duration:00:07:28

Eligible Corn Growers and Landlords Begin Filing Syngenta Settlement Claims in May

5/23/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses details of the preliminary approval of the Syngenta settlement in the MIR162 class action lawsuits. Corn growers have begun to be able to file claims. Paul breaks down what this settlement means for U.S. corn growers and deadlines growers need to be aware of. Materials discussed in this episode: Eligible Corn Growers and Landlords Begin Filing Syngenta Settlement Claims in Mayhttp://cornseedsettlement.com/ If you have questions for Paul contact him at...

Duration:00:09:06

Right-to-Farm Law Does Not Apply in a Recent North Carolina Hog Farm Dispute

5/16/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the recent jury verdict in the North Carolina Hog Farm Nuisance Cases involving Murphy-Brown Farms. The verdict initially awarded the plaintiffs $50 million in punitive damages, but this has been reduced to $3 million. Prior to this decision, the judge had ruled that North Carolina's right-to-farm law did not apply. Paul points out what language was at issue in North Carolina's law and how it might play out in another state. Materials discussed in this...

Duration:00:12:34

Remember to Certify Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Program By Premium Billing Date

5/9/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses changes to conservation compliance that require an insured producer to be in compliance by the crop insurance premium billing date. Materials discussed in this episode: Remember to Certify Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Program By Premium Billing Date Transcript available here. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541. This material is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management...

Duration:00:09:49

Baltimore City Restrictions on Food Trucks Unconstitutional for Vagueness

4/25/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent circuit court ruling finding that Baltimore City's food truck ordinance was unconstitutional for vagueness issues. Materials discussed in this episode: Baltimore City Restrictions on Food Trucks Unconstitutional for Vagueness Transcript available here. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541. Image includes image of Baltimore City food truck by baltamour carla.

Duration:00:14:15

Syngenta Announces $1.51 Billion Dollar Settlement to MIR162 Class Action Suit

4/11/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the recently announced Syngenta settlement in the MIR162 class action lawsuits. The settlement for 4 classes is estimated at $1.51 billion. Paul breaks down what this settlement means for U.S. corn growers. Materials discussed in this episode: Syngenta Announces $1.51 Billion Dollar Settlement to MIR162 Class Action Suit Transcript available here. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541. The...

Duration:00:10:06

Court Ruling Reminds You Why You Should Update Plans

3/28/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court ruling involving a life insurance policy that was not updated after a divorce. The ruling is a reminder of why you should always update farm succession plans after life events. Materials discussed in this episode: Recent Court Decision Highlights Why You Should Update Life Insurance Policies After A Divorce Transcript available here. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:16:23

Before #Plant18 Review Laws Related to Using Saved Seed

3/14/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses how federal patent law and the federal Plant Variety Protection Act could limit your ability to use saved seed for replanting. Materials discussed in this episode: Farmer-saved Seed: What is Legal? What is Not?Legal Liability of Saving Seeds in an Era of Expiring Patents Transcript available here. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:14:21

CERCLA Part 2: Reporting Ammonia Emissions Issues With Ashley Ellixson

2/21/2018
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In this episode, Paul is joined by Ashley Ellixson of United Dairymen of Arizona to discuss Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Materials discussed in this episode: CERCLAEPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at FarmsReporting Continuous Release Emissions The transcript is available here. You can contact Ashley Ellixson at aellixson@UDAZ.ORG. If you have questions for Paul contact him...

Duration:00:14:24

CERCLA Part 1: Court Ruling Requires Livestock Operations to Report Ammonia Emissions

2/7/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses a 2017 court ruling that will require livestock operations to report ammonia emissions under a federal law theComprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Materials discussed in this episode: CERCLA EPCRA Reporting Requirements for Air Releases of Hazardous Substances from Animal Waste at FarmsCourt of Appeals Rules Against Animal Ag Reporting Exemption in Two Environmental Laws If you have questions for Paul...

Duration:00:12:31

Ninth Circuit's Ruling Gives New Life to Ag Gag Laws

1/24/2018
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In this episode, Paul discusses the recent Ninth Circuit Ruling that found portion of Idaho's ag gag law constutional, reversing a lower court decision that found the entire law unconstitutional. This ruling may open up new opportunities for these laws if written properly. Materials discussed in this episode: Idaho's "Ag Gag" Law Found Unconstitutional Ninth Circuit Upholds a Portion of an Law If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or...

Duration:00:20:34

Top Legal Developments in 2017: A Joint Podcast with Ag Law in the Field

12/5/2017
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In this episode, Paul is joined by Tiffany Lashmet from Texas AgriLife Extension to discuss the top legal issues in agriculture for 2017. This is a joint podcast with Ag Law in the Field. Top legal issues discussed in the podcast are: post 1post 2post 1post 1post 1posts 1posts 2post 1post 2post 1 If you have questions for Tiffany, you can email her here or tweet her at @TiffDowell. If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Duration:00:50:07

Recording of Identical Livestock Brands in Different Locations Violated State Branding Law

11/15/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent decision out of Arizona interpreting the state's branding law. The Supreme Court of Arizona held that the state's branding law did not allow for registering identical brands even if used at different locations. Materials discussed in this episode: Recording of Identical Livestock Brands in Different Locations on An Animal Violated State Law Precluding Identical BrandsWhat Are Brand Laws? When Registering a Brand Location Matters If you have...

Duration:00:11:51

Absolute Pollution Exclusion in Insurance Policy Excludes Damage From Manure

11/1/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal district court decision that found that an insurance policy with an absolute pollution exclusion excluded damage caused by manure. The insurance company was also found to have no duty to defend the insured party. This decision involves the Cow Palace Dairy that had earlier settled claims that manure had leaked into groundwater and agreed to clean up costs associated with the damage. Materials discussed in this episode: Washington Dairies...

Duration:00:14:15

Wyoming’s Data Trespass Statute Violates the First Amendment of the Constitution

10/18/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling holding that Wyoming's Data Trespass law violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constutition. This law has been seen by many to be a version of an ag-gag law. Paul also gives producers tips on what can be done that is still constitutional. Materials discussed in this episode: Wyoming’s Resource Data Collection Statute Violates the First Amendment of the Constitution If you have questions for Paul contact him...

Duration:00:15:06

Maryland Circuit Court Rules That County Pesticide Ordinance Preempted By State Laws

10/4/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent decision, Complete Lawn Care, Inc. v. Montgomery County, that found that Montgomery County's pesticide ordinance was preempted by state law. The ordinance created a new class of pesticides that could only be sold in the county when used on private property and county-owned property for cosmetic purposes. The ordinance contained a number of exemptions including one for agriculture. The court found the law was preempted by state laws related to...

Duration:00:15:19

Two Class Action Complaints Filed Focused on Monsanto Dicamba Resistant Varieties and New Dicamba

9/20/2017
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In this episode, Paul discusses two recently filed class action lawsuits focused damage caused from dicamba drift. The two lawsuits are seeking damages from Monsanto for bringing the Roundup Ready 2Xtend varieties to market before the new dicamba was approved by EPA. Materials discussed in this episode: Arkansas Producers File Class Action Lawsuit Related to Dicamba Drift DamageIs It Negligent to Release a Seed Variety Before the Paired Pesticide is Approved? If you have questions for...

Duration:00:11:49