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  • Local Farm Boasts Early Strawberries for Delmarva

    Local Farm Boasts Early Strawberries for Delmarva

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-04-25 02:55:05 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:34:39 GMT

    If you love strawberries, one local farm is already boasting a very early crop.

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    If you love strawberries, one local farm is already boasting a very early crop.

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  • Double Trouble Farms Debuts Manure Recycling System

    Double Trouble Farms Debuts Manure Recycling System

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:30:20 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-03-28 11:34:29 GMT

    RHODESDALE, MD - Living on Maryland's Eastern Shore there are some smells that are familiar to many, something Carol Smith of Rhodesdale know all to well. "Chicken manure smells are what we get in the country. That is the smell of Delmarva in the springtime."  but a new experiment ..

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    Living on Maryland's Eastern Shore there are some smells that are familiar to many, something Carol Smith of Rhodesdale knows all too well. "Chicken manure smells are what we get in the country," she said. "That is the smell of Delmarva in the springtime." 

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  • Delmarva Farmers Taking Advantage of New Technology

    Delmarva Farmers Taking Advantage of New Technology

    A local farmer discusses new techknowledgy that is being implemented into his farm. 

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    A Talbot County farmer discusses new technology that is being implemented on his farm. 

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  • Delmarva Poultry Industry Issues Warning After U.S. Avian Case

    Delmarva Poultry Industry Issues Warning After U.S. Avian Case

    Monday, March 6 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-03-06 20:38:02 GMT
    Monday, March 6 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-03-07 03:57:53 GMT

    Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. officials on Monday advised growers on the peninsula to be "extra vigilant" after the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the weekend confirmed the presence of avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tenn.

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    Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. officials are advising growers on the peninsula to be "extra vigilant" after the U.S. Department of Agriculture over the weekend confirmed the presence of avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee.

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  • Delaware Unveils Plan to Help Protect Bees, Pollinators

    Delaware Unveils Plan to Help Protect Bees, Pollinators

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 10:02 AM EST2016-12-06 15:02:49 GMT
    Tuesday, December 6 2016 11:58 PM EST2016-12-07 04:58:17 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)

    State agriculture officials have unveiled a plan that outlines ways everyone can help protect bees and other pollinators.

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    State agriculture officials have unveiled a plan that outlines ways everyone can help protect bees and other pollinators.

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  • Chesapeake College Announces New Agriculture Degree Program

    Chesapeake College Announces New Agriculture Degree Program

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 7:53 PM EDT2016-04-06 23:53:19 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2016 7:59 AM EDT2016-04-07 11:59:00 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)

    When you think of the farmer, the image that probably appears in your head is Grant Wood's "American Gothic."  Farming looks simple from the outside, but take one look inside a modern tractor, and you will quickly find that is not the case.

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    When you think of the farmer, the image that probably appears in your head is Grant Wood's "American Gothic."  Farming looks simple from the outside, but take one look inside a modern tractor, and you will quickly find that is not the case.

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  • Army Corps Requesting Comment on Oyster Aquaculture Proposed Changes

    Army Corps Requesting Comment on Oyster Aquaculture Proposed Changes

    Monday, May 2 2016 7:27 PM EDT2016-05-02 23:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 7:46 AM EDT2016-05-03 11:46:41 GMT

    HOOPERS ISLAND, Md.-  Oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay has been a growing industry for the past five years.  Some are even calling it the future of the oyster industry.  The Army Corps of Engineers is now proposing some changes to the industry that will help it grow. The changes would streamline the process for people to apply for new aquaculture permits, and also remove restrictions on the size of the operation.  While those in the industry say this is a ...

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    Oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay has been a growing industry for the past five years.  Some are even calling it the future of the oyster industry.  The Army Corps of Engineers is now proposing some changes to the industry that will help it grow.

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  • Maryland Watermen Head to Annapolis for Oyster Bill Hearing

    Maryland Watermen Head to Annapolis for Oyster Bill Hearing

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 7:38 PM EDT2016-04-05 23:38:14 GMT
    Wednesday, April 6 2016 7:48 AM EDT2016-04-06 11:48:16 GMT

    They were lined up in the hallway. More than 200 watermen, and standing room only in the committee room.  By many accounts, it was the largest group of watermen to come to Annapolis in the past few years.  It's all to push back against this oyster bill which environmental groups say is absolutely necessary for the health of the bay.

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    They were lined up in the hallway. More than 200 watermen, and standing room only in the committee room.  By many accounts, it was the largest group of watermen to come to Annapolis in the past few years.  It's all to push back against this oyster bill which environmental groups say is absolutely necessary for the health of the bay.

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  • Poultry Litter Management Act Faces Annapolis Hearings

    Poultry Litter Management Act Faces Annapolis Hearings

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 11:42 PM EST2016-02-24 04:42:45 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 8:20 AM EST2016-02-24 13:20:04 GMT

    For years now, there's been a huge effort to stop the problem of  phosphorous pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.  Chicken waste is believed to be the cause of the high phosphorous levels.

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    For years now, there's been a huge effort to stop the problem of  phosphorous pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.  Chicken waste is believed to be the cause of the high phosphorous levels.

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  • Energyworks: A Company Turning Chicken Waste to Watts and More

    Energyworks: A Company Turning Chicken Waste to Watts and More

    Thursday, February 4 2016 5:38 PM EST2016-02-04 22:38:13 GMT
    Friday, February 5 2016 7:33 AM EST2016-02-05 12:33:05 GMT

    It's no secret Delmarva's largest industry is poultry farming.  It's also no secret Delmarva is one of the world's largest producers of chicken.  But while the industry has grown, there are concerns about all of the manure left behind by those chickens. 

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    It's no secret Delmarva's largest industry is poultry farming.  It's also no secret Delmarva is one of the world's largest producers of chicken.  But while the industry has grown, there are concerns about all of the manure left behind by those chickens.  In Gettysburg, Penn., one company is turning that chicken waste into energy.

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  • Maryland Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Hold 'Big Chicken' Responsible

    Maryland Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Hold 'Big Chicken' Responsible

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 9:48 PM EST2016-02-03 02:48:11 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 8:12 AM EST2016-02-03 13:12:11 GMT

    The poultry litter management act is designed to take the burden of disposing of chicken litter off of the small farmers and the tax payer, and instead pin it to the part of the industry Maryland lawmakers say can and should handle that cost.

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    The Poultry Litter Management Act is designed to take the burden of disposing of chicken litter off of the small farmers and the tax payer, and instead pin it to the part of the industry Maryland lawmakers say can and should handle that cost.  Those being the big integrators like Perdue Farms and Mountaire.

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  • Some Watermen Concerned Too Many Are Harvesting Oysters

    Some Watermen Concerned Too Many Are Harvesting Oysters

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 10:45 PM EST2015-12-03 03:45:58 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 8:11 AM EST2015-12-03 13:11:29 GMT
    Maryland has had had a robust oyster season over the past few years, and prices have been high.  Some watermen say they saw the opportunity and jumped on it.  But others say all those extra people are hurting the fishery.More

    Maryland has had had a robust oyster season over the past few years, and prices have been high.  Some watermen say they saw the opportunity and jumped on it.  But others say all those extra people are hurting the fishery.

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  • Delmarva's Poultry Farmers Prepare for Avian Flu

    Delmarva's Poultry Farmers Prepare for Avian Flu

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 7:40 PM EDT2015-09-22 23:40:57 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:03 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:03:36 GMT
    With the potential for avian flu on the horizon, Delmarva's poultry farmers are getting ready. More
    With the potential for avian flu on the horizon, Delmarva's poultry farmers are getting ready. More
  • Maryland DNR Looking to Give Reserve Oyster Bottoms to Watermen Full-Time

    Maryland DNR Looking to Give Reserve Oyster Bottoms to Watermen Full-Time

    Thursday, November 12 2015 6:31 PM EST2015-11-12 23:31:59 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 8:37 AM EST2015-11-13 13:37:32 GMT
    Harvest reserve bottoms were established in the early 2000s.  Now, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says they have served their purpose.More
    Harvest reserve bottoms were established in the early 2000s.  Now, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says they have served their purpose.More
  • Somerset County Farmers Recognized

    Somerset County Farmers Recognized

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 9:32 AM EST2016-03-02 14:32:45 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 10:48 AM EST2016-03-02 15:48:07 GMT

    Somerset County farmers recognized two outstanding farmers in the area at an annual awards banquet.

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    Somerset County farmers recognized two outstanding farmers in the area at an annual awards banquet.

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  • Accomack County Residents Discuss Poultry House Regulations

    Accomack County Residents Discuss Poultry House Regulations

    Wednesday, February 3 2016 10:33 PM EST2016-02-04 03:33:21 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 10:16 AM EST2016-02-04 15:16:31 GMT
    Accomack County Poultry House (Photo: WBOC News)Accomack County Poultry House (Photo: WBOC News)

    A public hearing was held at Metompkin Elementary School in Accomack County on Wednesday for residents to give their input before a vote on poultry house regulations. 

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    A public hearing was held at Metompkin Elementary School in Accomack County on Wednesday for residents to give their input before a vote on poultry house regulations. 

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  • Fertilizer Restrictions Are In Effect in Maryland

    Fertilizer Restrictions Are In Effect in Maryland

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 6:18 PM EST2015-11-18 23:18:20 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 8:34 AM EST2015-11-19 13:34:11 GMT
    Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers have to follow fertilizer restrictions that went into effect this week. The law has been around since 2013, but few people know about it.More

    Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers have to follow fertilizer restrictions that went into effect this week. The law has been around since 2013, but few people know about it.

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  • Allen Harim to Build New Hatchery in Dagsboro

    Allen Harim to Build New Hatchery in Dagsboro

    Monday, October 24 2016 1:27 PM EDT2016-10-24 17:27:42 GMT
    Monday, October 24 2016 1:34 PM EDT2016-10-24 17:34:44 GMT

    Poultry company Allen Harim on Monday announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro, Del. The new facility will have an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week, according to the company. 

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    Poultry company Allen Harim on Monday announced plans to invest $22 million to build a state-of-the art hatchery in Dagsboro, Del. The new facility will have an egg-set capacity of 2.5 million eggs per week, according to the company. 

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  • A Peek Inside a Wicomico Poultry House

    A Peek Inside a Wicomico Poultry House

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 1:39 PM EDT2016-09-28 17:39:45 GMT
    Wednesday, September 28 2016 1:48 PM EDT2016-09-28 17:48:43 GMT

    Poultry houses have been at the center of debates for months now in Wicomico County.  Many are hoping the county's new zoning regulations will help calm some environmental nerves over the poultry operation, which others believe more still needs to be done to limit the environmental impact of poultry houses.

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    Poultry houses have been at the center of debates for months now in Wicomico County.  Many are hoping the county's new zoning regulations will help calm some environmental nerves over the poultry operation, which others believe more still needs to be done to limit the environmental impact of poultry houses.

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  • Ash Tree-killing Insect Confirmed in Delaware

    Ash Tree-killing Insect Confirmed in Delaware

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 8:41 AM EDT2016-08-23 12:41:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 23 2016 8:41 AM EDT2016-08-23 12:41:33 GMT

    A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect, the Delaware Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. 

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    A destructive, invasive beetle that kills ash trees, the emerald ash borer, has been confirmed in Delaware, making it the 28th state to have found the insect, the Delaware Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. 

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  • Bennett Orchards Moving Forward After Loss of Peach Crop

    Bennett Orchards Moving Forward After Loss of Peach Crop

    Monday, April 18 2016 3:59 PM EDT2016-04-18 19:59:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:58 AM EDT2016-04-19 11:58:28 GMT

    As the saying goes, 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' This is the philosophy at Bennett Orchards, where the family is trying to regroup after an early-April cold front devastated their peach crop.

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    As the saying goes, 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' This is the philosophy at Bennett Orchards, where the family is trying to regroup after an early April cold front devastated their peach crop.

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  • Many Fruit Growers Suffered Major Losses After Deep Freeze

    Many Fruit Growers Suffered Major Losses After Deep Freeze

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 5:19 PM EDT2016-04-06 21:19:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 7 2016 7:41 AM EDT2016-04-07 11:41:38 GMT

    It was a sullen morning for many peach growers, who lost a substantial amount of their crop during Wednesday morning's deep freeze.

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    It was a sullen morning for many peach growers, who lost a substantial amount of their crop during Wednesday morning's deep freeze.

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  • Del. Lawmakers Vote Down Farm Preservation Constitutional Amendment

    Del. Lawmakers Vote Down Farm Preservation Constitutional Amendment

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 4:11 PM EDT2016-03-15 20:11:35 GMT
    Wednesday, March 16 2016 5:44 PM EDT2016-03-16 21:44:12 GMT

    The Delaware General Assembly voted down a bill Tuesday that would mandate $10 million be put into the Delaware Farm Preservation Fund annually.

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    The Delaware General Assembly voted down a bill Tuesday that would mandate $10 million be put into the Delaware Farm Preservation Fund annually.

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  • Some Local Farmers Oppose Higher Minimum Wage

    Some Local Farmers Oppose Higher Minimum Wage

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 7:08 PM EST2016-02-03 00:08:20 GMT
    Wednesday, February 3 2016 8:58 AM EST2016-02-03 13:58:15 GMT
    Vincent Farms in Laurel, Del. Ray Vincent, the owner, is speaking out against a minimum wage hike bill that passed the Delaware State Senate. (Photo: WBOC)Vincent Farms in Laurel, Del. Ray Vincent, the owner, is speaking out against a minimum wage hike bill that passed the Delaware State Senate. (Photo: WBOC)

    The Delaware State Senate passed a bill last week that would increase the state minimum wage gradually through 2020.

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    The Delaware State Senate passed a bill last week that would increase the state minimum wage gradually through 2020.

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  • Maryland Agriculture Department Highlights Dairy Industry

    Maryland Agriculture Department Highlights Dairy Industry

    Thursday, June 2 2016 8:30 AM EDT2016-06-02 12:30:29 GMT
    Thursday, June 2 2016 8:30 AM EDT2016-06-02 12:30:29 GMT

    It's National Dairy Month, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture is highlighting the industry in the state.

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    It's National Dairy Month, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture is highlighting the industry in the state.

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  • Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

    Report: US Poultry Workers Forced to Wear Diapers on Job

    Thursday, May 12 2016 2:58 PM EDT2016-05-12 18:58:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 10:58 PM EDT2016-05-13 02:58:51 GMT

    Beyond the low wages and high injury rates, the nation's roughly 250,000 poultry workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks, leading some to wear diapers and others to not drink liquids, according to a new report released by Oxfam America, which details conditions that violate U.S. workplace safety laws.

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    Beyond the low wages and high injury rates, the nation's roughly 250,000 poultry workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks, leading some to wear diapers and others to not drink liquids, according to a new report released by Oxfam America, which details conditions that violate U.S. workplace safety laws.

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  • Public Health/Poultry Town Hall Scheduled in Wicomico Co.

    Public Health/Poultry Town Hall Scheduled in Wicomico Co.

    Monday, May 9 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-05-09 21:24:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 8:15 AM EDT2016-05-10 12:15:52 GMT

    Following a public forum on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations hosted by Wicomico County back in March, opponents of the CAFO's have organized their own town hall for later this month. 

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    Following a public forum on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations hosted by Wicomico County back in March, opponents of the CAFO's have organized their own town hall for later this month. 

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  • Poultry Public Forum Held at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

    Poultry Public Forum Held at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 9:21 PM EDT2016-03-23 01:21:00 GMT
    Wednesday, March 23 2016 8:15 AM EDT2016-03-23 12:15:29 GMT

    With the number of proposed chicken houses growing in Wicomico County, county leaders hosted a public forum Tuesday night at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to answer questions and concerns from the public.

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    With the number of proposed chicken houses growing in Wicomico County, county leaders hosted a public forum Tuesday night at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center to answer questions and concerns from the public.

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  • Del. Lawmakers Eye Farmland Preservation Mandate

    Del. Lawmakers Eye Farmland Preservation Mandate

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 9:29 AM EDT2016-03-15 13:29:47 GMT
    Tuesday, March 15 2016 9:29 AM EDT2016-03-15 13:29:47 GMT

    The Delaware House is set to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment mandating that $10 million be set aside each year for farmland preservation.

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    The Delaware House is set to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment mandating that $10 million be set aside each year for farmland preservation.

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  • Updated: To Help Bees, Md. Senate OKs Bill Limiting Some Pesticides

    Updated: To Help Bees, Md. Senate OKs Bill Limiting Some Pesticides

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 1:35 PM EST2016-03-09 18:35:58 GMT
    Wednesday, March 9 2016 3:49 PM EST2016-03-09 20:49:03 GMT

    A measure supporters say would be the first in the country to help protect bees by taking certain pesticides off of store shelves has been approved by the Maryland Senate.

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    Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday took a step toward what supporters say would be the strongest laws in the nation to protect declining bee populations by taking certain pesticides off of store shelves.

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  • McAuliffe: Virginia Still 2nd on East Coast in Farm Exports

    McAuliffe: Virginia Still 2nd on East Coast in Farm Exports

    Tuesday, March 8 2016 8:10 AM EST2016-03-08 13:10:06 GMT
    Tuesday, March 8 2016 8:10 AM EST2016-03-08 13:10:06 GMT
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia remains the second-largest exporter of agricultural goods on the East Coast.       More

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Virginia remains the second-largest exporter of agricultural goods on the East Coast.      

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  • Number of Maryland Farms Shrinks in 2015

    Number of Maryland Farms Shrinks in 2015

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 9:11 AM EST2016-02-24 14:11:56 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 9:11 AM EST2016-02-24 14:11:56 GMT
    The U.S. Agriculture Department says the number of farms in Maryland continues to shrink. More

    The U.S. Agriculture Department says the number of farms in Maryland continues to shrink.

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  • Activists, Residents Fight Harbeson Chicken Plant Expansion

    Activists, Residents Fight Harbeson Chicken Plant Expansion

    Friday, February 19 2016 10:18 AM EST2016-02-19 15:18:04 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 10:18 AM EST2016-02-19 15:18:04 GMT
    Environmental activists and Delaware residents are voicing their concerns over the planned expansion of Allen Harim's Harbeson chicken plant.     More

    Environmental activists and Delaware residents are voicing their concerns over the planned expansion of Allen Harim's Harbeson chicken plant.    

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  • Group Opposed to Industrial CAFO's Still Pushing to be Heard in Wicomico County

    Group Opposed to Industrial CAFO's Still Pushing to be Heard in Wicomico County

    Monday, February 15 2016 5:13 PM EST2016-02-15 22:13:33 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 8:08 AM EST2016-02-16 13:08:27 GMT

    A group known as "Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFO's" is still pushing to be heard in front of the Wicomico County council regarding the proposed large poultry farm set to be built on North West Road just outside of Salisbury. 

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    A group known as "Concerned Citizens Against Industrial CAFO's" is still pushing to be heard in front of the Wicomico County council regarding the proposed large poultry farm set to be built on North West Road just outside of Salisbury. 

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  • Honeybee Decline Focus of 7 Virginia Meetings

    Honeybee Decline Focus of 7 Virginia Meetings

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 9:48 AM EST2016-01-05 14:48:15 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 2016 9:49 AM EST2016-01-05 14:49:34 GMT

    Virginia agricultural officials intent on reversing the decline of managed honeybee populations are going on the road to gather public comment, including on the state's Eastern Shore. 

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    Virginia agricultural officials intent on reversing the decline of managed honeybee populations are going on the road to gather public comment, including on the state's Eastern Shore. 

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  • No Signs of Bird Flu in Delaware So Far This Fall

    No Signs of Bird Flu in Delaware So Far This Fall

    Thursday, November 5 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-11-05 23:51:46 GMT
    Friday, November 6 2015 8:33 AM EST2015-11-06 13:33:17 GMT
    So far, so good. Fears bird flu could be attacking Delmarva's poultry industry this fall have not come to pass, at least not yet.More
    So far, so good. Fears bird flu could be attacking Delmarva's poultry industry this fall have not come to pass, at least not yet.More
  • Public Hearing Planned on Proposed Changes to Poultry House Regulations in Somerset Co.

    Public Hearing Planned on Proposed Changes to Poultry House Regulations in Somerset Co.

    Thursday, November 5 2015 1:10 PM EST2015-11-05 18:10:51 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 1:21 PM EST2015-11-05 18:21:06 GMT
    The Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday night about proposed amendments to the county's zoning ordinance and the way it regulates poultry house development.More
    The Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday night about proposed amendments to the county's zoning ordinance and the way it regulates poultry house development.More
  • Wicomico Co. to Review Chicken House Zoning Rules

    Wicomico Co. to Review Chicken House Zoning Rules

    Monday, December 14 2015 5:00 PM EST2015-12-14 22:00:04 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 8:10 AM EST2015-12-15 13:10:36 GMT
    With a Virginia family proposing to build 13 poultry houses on a Wicomico County farm, county leaders are going to at least review their zoning rules for the construction of new poultry houses.More

    With a Virginia family proposing to build 13 poultry houses on a Wicomico County farm, county leaders are going to at least review their zoning rules for the construction of new poultry houses.

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  • Virginia Crop Report Forecasts Production Drops

    Virginia Crop Report Forecasts Production Drops

    Friday, November 13 2015 9:10 AM EST2015-11-13 14:10:04 GMT
    Friday, November 13 2015 9:10 AM EST2015-11-13 14:10:04 GMT
    The latest Virginia crop report forecasts drops in soybean, corn, cotton and peanut production. More
    The latest Virginia crop report forecasts drops in soybean, corn, cotton and peanut production. More
  • Virginia Oyster Harvest up 24 Percent in 2014

    Virginia Oyster Harvest up 24 Percent in 2014

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 2:15 PM EST2015-11-10 19:15:14 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 2:15 PM EST2015-11-10 19:15:13 GMT
    While still a fraction of historic highs, Virginia's oyster harvest last year was the best since the mid-1980s.More
    While still a fraction of historic highs, Virginia's oyster harvest last year was the best since the mid-1980s.More
  • DelDot Urging Drivers to Use Caution on Roads with Farm Vehicles

    DelDot Urging Drivers to Use Caution on Roads with Farm Vehicles

    Thursday, October 29 2015 12:05 PM EDT2015-10-29 16:05:46 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 12:52 PM EDT2015-10-29 16:52:26 GMT
    Harvest season is under way and the Delaware Department of Transportation is urging farm equipment operators and drivers to share the roads.More
    Harvest season is under way and the Delaware Department of Transportation is urging farm equipment operators and drivers to share the roads.More
  • Pumpkin Yields Above Average on Delmarva Despite Shortage Nationwide

    Pumpkin Yields Above Average on Delmarva Despite Shortage Nationwide

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-10-07 20:08:39 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 8:21 AM EDT2015-10-08 12:21:06 GMT
    There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving,More
    There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving,More
  • Most Crops in Delaware, Maryland Survive Nor-Easter Storm

    Most Crops in Delaware, Maryland Survive Nor-Easter Storm

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 11:56 AM EDT2015-10-07 15:56:32 GMT
    Wednesday, October 7 2015 12:41 PM EDT2015-10-07 16:41:27 GMT
    Farmers in Delmarva say most crops in the area managed to survive last week's heavy rainfall.More
    Farmers in Delmarva say most crops in the area managed to survive last week's heavy rainfall.More
  • Delaware Officials Eye Farmland Preservation Regulations

    Delaware Officials Eye Farmland Preservation Regulations

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:25 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:25:47 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:25 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:25:46 GMT
    State officials are accepting public comment on proposed changes to rules governing Delaware's farmland preservation program.More
    State officials are accepting public comment on proposed changes to rules governing Delaware's farmland preservation program.More
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