Webinar: One Year In: Maryland’s Groundbreaking Law on Antibiotics Use and Reporting

On  Friday, June 18th at 1:00pm join Maryland PIRG Foundation, Maryland Nurses Association, Clean Water Action, Fair Farms, Natural Resources Defense Council, Maryland Votes for Animals, Maryland Conservation Council, and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center at George Washington University for a roundtable discussion and update on Maryland’s work to protect lifesaving antibiotics. RSVP today for …

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Farmers Market

That’s a Wrap! Check out Our Successes this Legislative Session

The 2019 Maryland legislative session has come to a close. We are grateful and proud that so many of our bills were successful this year – from incentivizing the purchase of local foods, to ensuring that antibiotics are used responsibly in farming. e vow to keep fighting for those that were not.  Here’s our end-of-session …

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Fair Farms Legislative Priorities for 2019

Our Priorities Bills The Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Act (Del. Charkoudian – HB305 | Sen. Hester – SB608) Eating local food provides many benefits to the consumer, the community, and the environment. With the hope of expanding support for local food, this bill will establish a task force that will review current state procurement processes …

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Antibiotic Capsules

Fair Farms and Maryland Public Health Association: Keep Antibiotics Working

By Alicia LaPorte, Fair Farms Campaign Manager, and Raimee Eck, Maryland Public Health Association President. This piece was originally published on Maryland Matters. Sometimes the spirit and effectiveness of health-protective legislation can be lost in the process of regulatory translation and implementation. Such was the case with the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017, legislation …

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Take Action: Good & bad news in our fight to stop superbugs

Bad news: The Hogan Administration’s draft regulations for the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act undermine the intent of the law and will likely fail to stop the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria on Maryland farms. Good news: The Maryland legislators tasked with reviewing draft regulations like these (the “AELR” Committee) has used their power to temporarily …

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