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Jul 27, 2016

Farmland in Maryland may contain a conservation easement over the property.  Conservation easements limit the use of the property forever.  Leasing farmland with a conservation easement on it may create special issues for landowners who have never leased farmland before.  

This episode highlights a recently developed...

Jul 20, 2016

In this episode, Paul is joined by Ashley Ellixson, extension legal specialist, Department of Ag and Resource Economics and the Ag Law Education Initiative, to discuss some basic considerations landowners need to consider when presented with a solar energy lease.

Jul 13, 2016

One issue related to drones and privacy we have not dealt with so far is: “Can I shoot down a drone over my property?”  The simple answer to this question is NO!  Shooting down a drone flying over your property is never a good idea. In this episode, I discuss why it's never a good idea to shoot down a drone.

Jul 6, 2016

In late June, USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA)  announced changes to the Common Crop Insurance Policy to clarify “practicability to replant” and clarify recordkeeping issues associated with indemnity payments in a double-cropping system.  At the same time, RMA is seeking comment on these changes by the public....