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.
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.
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).
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 (https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FCIC-16-0002-0001).
For many Maryland farmers, June 30 is a date when notice of termination must be given or received in order to terminate a farmland lease for 2017. Delaware farmers have till August 31 to make this decision. This episode discusses how to give proper termination and resources available to assist you.
Welcome to a new and somewhat exciting podcast related to Maryland agriculture, legal issues, farm policy, and other topics. This podcast episode is put together by Paul Goeringer, extension legal specialist, with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland.