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Maryland Farmers Contribute to National Study Showing Health Insurance Costs are Threatening Farm Viability

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A national study funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture was recently released with major implications for the viability of the agricultural industry. The study found that lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most substantial concerns American farmers are facing...

Agriculture Leads to Stability in Afghanistan

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According to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, ‘without effective agriculture, there’s no stability - political, social, and economic - it is the most important issue in governance.’ These statements were reiterated and expanded upon during the country’s 4th Annual National Extension Conference,...

Discover New Knowledge: UMD Research Reveals How American Elite Influence the Income Gap

As the 2016 Race to the White House heats up, concerns about income inequality fuel political debates across the country. However, research conducted by Pamela Jakiela, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics , and her co-authors at...

Alumni Spotlight: Pete Charlerie

The College of Agriculture & Natural Resources recently caught up with Pete Charlerie, a 2009 graduate from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC). In 2011, Charlerie started SunSpash Farm LLC where he grows vegetables and cut flowers on five acres in Upper Marlboro, Md...

Fueling FIRE

What was just an ordinary office space less than a year ago on the third floor of Symons Hall, is now abuzz with undergraduate students chatting excitedly as they pore over lines of text on a computer screen. Using a technique called web-scraping, the rising sophomores are combing through large...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 5

The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources welcomed a number of new faculty members prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. Each Friday we've been introducing a few of these newcomers and providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, in our final...

New Report Highlights Legal Challenges Facing Maryland’s Agricultural Community

The Maryland agricultural community is facing a diverse and complex set of legal challenges, but experts with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) now have a better understanding of priority problems and can begin to address them head-on. The ALEI recently published the results of a...

UMD Program Shares National Award for Work in Afghanistan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –Faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland were part of a team honored this month with a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for their involvement in a project aimed at improving the lives of...

Introducing New AGNR Faculty - Part 4

The College of Agricultural and Natural Resources welcomed a number of new faculty members prior to the start of the 2014 fall semester. Each Friday we're introducing a few of these newcomers and providing some details about their work and/or research interests. This week, we meet two assistant...

Solutions for Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture – or CSA – is a growing national trend that allows consumers to buy fresh, locally grown produce directly from farms in their own communities. Now, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) will be looking at ways to help farmers interested in starting...

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