Summer Warming Up Fast For Local FarmersSummer in Maryland usually comes with a very mixed bag of weather: heat, rain storms and more. And this summer, that weather has both helped some crops and hurt some others.
Md. Farmers Assessing Damage After Recent Cold SnapOur recent cold snap might be measured in days, but it could linger for farmers.
Md. Withdraws Proposed Fertilizer Regulations Amid Farmers' ConcernsThe Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.
Farmers Express Concern About Fertilizer RulesEastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops.
Md. Farmers Eye Good Growing Conditions For Corn, Soybean Delaware and Maryland farmers are expecting bumper crops of corn and soybeans this year thanks to good growing conditions.
Native Asian Kudzu Bugs Threaten Crops In MarylandRight on the heels of the Asian stinkbug invasion comes a new pest. This one's called the kudzu bug. It packs a real potential for trouble.
Cover Crop Program Hits RecordIt's going to be a record year for cover crops in Maryland's coming season.
Md. Ag Officials Encouraging Crop InsuranceMaryland agriculture officials are encouraging farmers to buy crop insurance.
Gov. O'Malley, Del. Governor Seek EPA Help With Corn PricesThe governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.
Gov. Seeks Federal Aid For 14 Drought-Stricken Counties As Crop Losses EscalateThe drought is cutting so deeply into Maryland crops, the governor is asking the federal government to declare 14 counties drought disaster zones.
Dry Conditions Threaten Crops, Brush Fires In Eastern ShoreHigh temperatures and low rainfall are creating problems in many parts of Maryland, from bad crops to the threat of brush fires.
Tobacco Farmers Turn Tradition For Health BenefitsWarning: The subject of this exploration will constrict your blood vessels, choke your windpipe and dispatch you to an early grave, 5 million of you a year. The most lucrative crop the Americas have ever seen, it kept the British at bay, kept the enslaved entrapped, kept Hollywood sexy. Until it didn't anymore.