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  • 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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