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  • Maryland Farm Bureau Names New Executive Director

    Maryland Farm Bureau Names New Executive Director

    Thursday, June 6 2019 8:24 AM EDT2019-06-06 12:24:23 GMT
    Thursday, June 6 2019 8:43 AM EDT2019-06-06 12:43:33 GMT
    John Torres (Photo: Maryland Farm Bureau)John Torres (Photo: Maryland Farm Bureau)
    John Torres (Photo: Maryland Farm Bureau)John Torres (Photo: Maryland Farm Bureau)
    The Maryland Farm Bureau Board of Directors on Thursday announced the appointment of John Torres as the organization’s new executive director, effective mid-July 2019.More
    The Maryland Farm Bureau Board of Directors on Thursday announced the appointment of John Torres as the organization’s new executive director, effective mid-July 2019.More
  • Red Imported Fire Ants Detected in Tropical Nursery Stock in Sussex County

    Red Imported Fire Ants Detected in Tropical Nursery Stock in Sussex County

    Wednesday, May 29 2019 7:39 PM EDT2019-05-29 23:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, May 30 2019 7:35 AM EDT2019-05-30 11:35:35 GMT
    (Photo: USDA)(Photo: USDA)
    (Photo: USDA)(Photo: USDA)
    The Delaware Department of Agriculture is alerting local businesses and purchasers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida.More
    The Delaware Department of Agriculture is alerting local businesses and purchasers of tropical nursery stock of the recent detection of fire ants in a shipment of palm trees imported from Florida.More
  • Maryland Set to Start Spraying for Mosquitoes

    Maryland Set to Start Spraying for Mosquitoes

    Wednesday, May 29 2019 1:36 PM EDT2019-05-29 17:36:34 GMT
    Wednesday, May 29 2019 1:56 PM EDT2019-05-29 17:56:15 GMT
    A sentinel chicken in Delaware has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, state environmental officials announcedA sentinel chicken in Delaware has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, state environmental officials announced
    A sentinel chicken in Delaware has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, state environmental officials announcedA sentinel chicken in Delaware has tested positive for the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, state environmental officials announced
    As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations.More
    As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations.More
  • Delmarva Farmers Hope for a Better Season After Tough 2018

    Delmarva Farmers Hope for a Better Season After Tough 2018

    Wednesday, March 20 2019 5:37 PM EDT2019-03-20 21:37:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 21 2019 7:20 AM EDT2019-03-21 11:20:34 GMT
    It's the start of a new season and that means farmers across Delmarva are already gearing up for new crops. But, the lingering effects of a wet winter has some of them worried.More
    It's the start of a new season and that means farmers across Delmarva are already gearing up for new crops. But, the lingering effects of a wet winter has some of them worried.More
  • Palmer Amaranth, a Weed Threatening Farmers

    Palmer Amaranth, a Weed Threatening Farmers

    Tuesday, March 5 2019 4:56 PM EST2019-03-05 21:56:50 GMT
    Wednesday, March 6 2019 7:43 AM EST2019-03-06 12:43:00 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md-There's a growing problem around the country, and here on Delmarva, and it is a weed called Palmer Amaranth. This weed is fairly new for some farmers, and one of the most difficult to get rid of. Farmers say it is an aggressive type of wMore
    PRINCESS ANNE, Md-There's a growing problem around the country, and here on Delmarva, and it is a weed called Palmer Amaranth. This weed is fairly new for some farmers, and one of the most difficult to get rid of. Farmers say it is an aggressive type of wMore
  • Salisbury University Launches Hemp Pilot Program

    Salisbury University Launches Hemp Pilot Program

    Sunday, March 3 2019 7:26 AM EST2019-03-03 12:26:11 GMT
    Monday, March 4 2019 7:26 AM EST2019-03-04 12:26:59 GMT
    Students at Salisbury University will soon have their hand in Maryland's newest plant, hemp. The newly legalized plant has still not formed its roots yet in Maryland, but now biology students will pair with local farmers to help grow hemp this summer.More
    Students at Salisbury University will soon have their hand in Maryland's newest plant, hemp. The newly legalized plant has still not formed its roots yet in Maryland, but now biology students will pair with local farmers to help grow hemp this summer. More
  • Salisbury University Signs Agreements for Md. Hemp Pilot Program

    Salisbury University Signs Agreements for Md. Hemp Pilot Program

    Tuesday, February 26 2019 10:57 AM EST2019-02-26 15:57:23 GMT
    Tuesday, February 26 2019 10:57 AM EST2019-02-26 15:57:23 GMT
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    (Photo: MGN Online)(Photo: MGN Online)
    An agricultural probiotic developed at Salisbury University to enhance the growth of soybeans, peanuts, corn and other crops will soon be tested on a new resource: hemp.More
    An agricultural probiotic developed at Salisbury University to enhance the growth of soybeans, peanuts, corn and other crops will soon be tested on a new resource: hemp.More
  • Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    Iconic Delaware Farm Has Plans to Reopen

    Thursday, February 21 2019 9:20 PM EST2019-02-22 02:20:11 GMT
    Friday, February 22 2019 7:55 AM EST2019-02-22 12:55:25 GMT
    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.More
    An iconic Delaware farm, popular with many on Delmarva, is making plans to reopen after a costly fire.More
  • Maryland to Monitor Air Quality Near Poultry Houses

    Maryland to Monitor Air Quality Near Poultry Houses

    Tuesday, January 29 2019 2:26 PM EST2019-01-29 19:26:52 GMT
    Tuesday, January 29 2019 3:00 PM EST2019-01-29 20:00:49 GMT
    Maryland will sample air on the lower Eastern Shore to examine the potential effects of large poultry houses on air quality.More
    Maryland will sample air on the lower Eastern Shore to examine the potential effects of large poultry houses on air quality. More
  • Industrial Hemp Farming Now Legal in Delaware

    Industrial Hemp Farming Now Legal in Delaware

    Industrial hemp could soon be grown on farms in the First State. The Delaware Industrial Hemp Farming Bill, signed by Gov. John Carney in August, classifies hemp as a grain. It allowed farmers to grow the crop once the farm bill was passed by the federal government. President Trump signed it into law before Christmas. It's not known how many farmers will choose to grow the crop or if it will thrive in Delaware's conditions. 


        

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    Industrial hemp could soon be grown on farms in the First State. The Delaware Industrial Hemp Farming Bill, signed by Gov. John Carney in August, classifies hemp as a grain. It allowed farmers to grow the crop once the farm bill was passed by the federal government. President Trump signed it into law before Christmas. It's not known how many farmers will choose to grow the crop or if it will thrive in Delaware's conditions. 


        

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  • Wicomico County Poultry Flock Cleared of Avian Influenza

    Wicomico County Poultry Flock Cleared of Avian Influenza

    Thursday, December 27 2018 10:10 AM EST2018-12-27 15:10:58 GMT
    Thursday, December 27 2018 11:51 AM EST2018-12-27 16:51:06 GMT
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    (Photo: WBOC)(Photo: WBOC)
    Following inconclusive screening results earlier this month, increased surveillance and further testing have cleared a Wicomico County commercial flock of chickens of avian influenza, the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.More
    Following inconclusive screening results earlier this month, increased surveillance and further testing have cleared a Wicomico County commercial flock of chickens of avian influenza, the Maryland Department of Agriculture announced Thursday. More
  • Congress Approves $400 Billion for Farmers, Forests, poor

    Congress Approves $400 Billion for Farmers, Forests, poor

    Friday, December 14 2018 10:27 AM EST2018-12-14 15:27:38 GMT
    Friday, December 14 2018 10:27 AM EST2018-12-14 15:27:38 GMT
    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks about the farm bill during a news conference in Washington. (Photo: AP)House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks about the farm bill during a news conference in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks about the farm bill during a news conference in Washington. (Photo: AP)House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, speaks about the farm bill during a news conference in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    Congress has passed a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.More
    Congress has passed a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid.More
  • Christmas Tree Shortages For Some Farmers on Delmarva

    Christmas Tree Shortages For Some Farmers on Delmarva

    Thursday, November 29 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-11-30 00:49:27 GMT
    Friday, November 30 2018 7:54 AM EST2018-11-30 12:54:02 GMT
    According to some Delmarva tree farmers, their Christmas tree numbers are slimmer than usual due to the heavy rains seen earlier this year.More
    According to some Delmarva tree farmers, their Christmas tree numbers are slimmer than usual due to the heavy rains seen earlier this year.More
  • Agriculture Grants Will Promote Specialty Crops in Virginia

    Agriculture Grants Will Promote Specialty Crops in Virginia

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 3:21 AM EDT2018-10-30 07:21:45 GMT
    Tuesday, October 30 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-10-30 12:24:42 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $500,000 in grant funding to promote specialty crops and increase economic development in Virginia.More
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $500,000 in grant funding to promote specialty crops and increase economic development in Virginia.More
  • Concerns Rise as Crop-destroying Insect is Spotted in Maryland

    Concerns Rise as Crop-destroying Insect is Spotted in Maryland

    Friday, October 26 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-10-26 13:20:57 GMT
    Friday, October 26 2018 9:20 AM EDT2018-10-26 13:20:57 GMT
    An example of a spotted lanternfly (Photo: USDA.gov)An example of a spotted lanternfly (Photo: USDA.gov)
    An example of a spotted lanternfly (Photo: USDA.gov)An example of a spotted lanternfly (Photo: USDA.gov)
    Concerns are rising that a crop-destroying invasive insect could soon establish itself in Maryland.More
    Concerns are rising that a crop-destroying invasive insect could soon establish itself in Maryland.More
  • Weather Impacts Local Farmers

    Weather Impacts Local Farmers

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-10-23 02:49:46 GMT
    Tuesday, October 23 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-10-23 11:33:24 GMT
    After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance.After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance.
    After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance.After weeks of downpour, farmers may now receive financial assistance.
    We've experienced some wet weather this season and while you may think that's good for farm land...it's not. Many Delmarva farmers say the rain has actually been too much for their crops.More
    We've experienced some wet weather this season and while you may think that's good for farm land...it's not. Many Delmarva farmers say the rain has actually been too much for their crops. More
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