Looking Back at 2020: Top Legal Developments in Agricultural Law

Chino Farms Grasslands Plantation is seen on the Chester River in Queen Anne’s County, Md. Image by Will Parson Chesapeake Bay Program

The article is not a substitute for legal advice. 

            With 2020 over and 2021 just starting, I wanted to take a minute to look back at the top legal developments impacting agriculture in 2019.  A few of these legal developments may seem like repeats from my 2019 update; see here.  Moving into 2021, we will see new issues emerge as continued lawsuits involving pesticides, continued implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill and COVID-19 relief bills, and possible appeals in a few cases on the list.  See above for the embedded annual podcast episode covering these issues.  If you have not already signed up for updates, click here to sign up to get email updates sent to you as new content is available.

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2017 in Review: Legal Developments In Agriculture

 

2017 ag law developments

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With 2017 coming to an end, I want to take a minute to look back at many of the top legal developments impacting Maryland agriculture in the year. Many of these legal developments may seem like repeats from my 2016 update, click here to see. With those repeated issues, we in many cases have seen resolutions in a few, and with others, we will probably continue to see litigation further develop with a few issues in 2018. Moving into 2018, we will probably see new issues develop as we look at a new Farm Bill debate and cycle potentially starting.  You can listen to Tiffany Lashmet and I discuss many of these top legal developments on our joint podcast episode, click here. Continue reading