Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast

Welcome to my podcast focused on ag law, risk management education, farm policy, and crop insurance issues focused on Maryland agricultural producers. Any images you see are by Edwin Remsberg unless otherwise noted.
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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 publication by Mayhah Suri and Paul Goeringer discussing leasing farmland with a conservation easement in place.  Mayhah joins Paul to highlight what landowners and tenants should consider when developing a farmland lease on preserved farmland.

If you have questions, contact Mayhah at or 301-405-9576.  You can contact Paul at or tweet me at @aglawPaul.  Feel free to send thoughts on other podcasts to me as well.

Resources discussed in this episode:

  • University of Maryland Extension. Agricultural Leasing Page available at: 
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.

Remember if you have questions please email me at or tweet me at @aglawPaul.  Feel free to send thoughts on other podcasts to me as well.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Goeringer, Paul. Frequently Asked Questions?: Can I Shoot Down a UAV/Drone?.  Maryland Risk Management Education Blog (Feb. 2016).

Goeringer, Paul, Ashley Ellixson, and John Moyle, Privacy Issues and the Use of sUAS/Drones in Maryland. University of Maryland Publication, FS-998 (Nov. 2015).

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.  The public will have until August 22, 2016 to make comments (