Since people began saving seeds and growing food, they have used animal waste for fertilizer. The government is citing safety to restrict such practices.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is withdrawing proposed fertilizer regulations.
Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Farm Bureau are teaming up to let troopers hunt crop-eating deer.
Eastern Shore farmers are expressing concerns about new rules relating to how they apply poultry manure to their crops.
Farmers cope with unpredictable weather patterns that often affect their bottom lines, but the people whose job it is to feed Americans and, in some cases, the world, also must contend with pests.
Following the lawsuit that brought national attention to Maryland farmers, a group of academics is working to find out what legal resources the stewards of Maryland’s largest industry may want.
The Maryland House of Delegates amended the state budget on Wednesday to make up to $300,000 available to help a farm family pay its legal bills after it was sued unsuccessfully over alleged poultry pollution.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History working with farmers to build a new collection showing the evolution of modern agriculture.
A Howard County farm family is seeking to become the first in Maryland to reclaim development rights it voluntarily sold to the state decades ago.
Environmentalists are pushing harder than ever to get big agriculture to keep animal waste out of waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
Farmers say locally grown fruits and vegetables have been a bright spot in a dim year for agriculture on the Delmarva peninsula.