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Jul 17, 2019

In this episode, Paul posts the audio from a recent webinar he did covering ag labor issues. 

Recent high profile animal welfare videos have highlighted issues when employees can cause problems for livestock operations. Many farms should take a moment to review their hiring practices and how they train employees to use...


Jul 3, 2019

In this episode, Paul discusses the appeal in Complete Lawn Care, Inc. v. Montgomery County, that found that Montgomery County's pesticide ordinance was not preempted by state law and over.  The ordinance created a new class of pesticides that could only be sold in the county when used on private property and...


Jun 19, 2019

In this episode, Paul revisits the current situation for the production of industrial hemp in Maryland.  The Maryland General Assembly passed HB1123 and signed by Governor Hogan.  The new legislation went into effect on June 1, 2019, but we are still waiting on USDA's regulations to see how the state will implement the...


May 22, 2019

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Himsel v. Himsel, 18A-PL-645, 2019 WL 1758411 (Ind. Ct. App. April 22, 2019). In this decision, the Court of Appeals of Indiana upheld a farm's use of the right-to-farm defense and the constitutionality of the right-to-farm law.

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Apr 24, 2019

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent court decision, Schroeder v. Post, No. 3-18-0040, 2019 WL 258091 (Ill. App. Ct. Jan. 18, 2019). In this decision, the Appellate Court of Illinois upholds a verdict providing a landlord with damages caused by a holdover farm tenant.  This decision highlights what can happen when a...