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Oct 18, 2017

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.  

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If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Oct 4, 2017

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 pesticide use.  Materials discussed in this episode:

If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Aug 9, 2017

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal court ruling in Utah holding Utah's "ag-gag" law violates the U.S Constitution.  This marks the second time a federal district court has found a state's ag-gag law unconstitutional  We are currently waiting on appeals in the first decision and it is likely Utah would appeal this ruling as well.  Because of the issues with constitutionality, Paul discusses other options that producers have available to them.  Materials discussed in this episode:

If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Apr 26, 2017

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Porter v. Harden, №15–0683, 2017 WL 942845 (Mar. 10, 2017).  In this decision, the Iowa Supreme Court looks at does one horse create a farmland lease?  This decision provides a lot of insight for parties looking to rent farmland and how to make sure the lease provides the protections many states give to farmland leases.

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If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

Apr 12, 2017

In this episode, Paul discusses the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland.  Currently, the General Assembly has directed the Maryland Department of Agriculture to develop a pilot program for research cultivation by an institution of higher education.

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If you have questions for Paul contact him at lgoering@umd.edu, tweet him @aglawPaul or 301-405-3541.

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