While the Mid-Atlantic has been enjoying an early spring, it’s not much fun for fruit farmers in the region.
A Maryland legislator wants to transfer funding from an embattled University of Maryland environmental law clinic to create a similar program for farmers as retribution for the clinic’s attempt to sue a chicken farm over water pollution.
Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.
Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.
Some small farms in western Maryland say they have sold out of turkeys, weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.
Crops need room to grow, and so do farmers’ markets. After losing one location in Pikesville, the market there is putting down roots in a new spot.
Urban gardens have become quite popular in recent years. Lots of people in Baltimore are growing their own fruits and vegetables.
The weather this weekend couldn’t be much better, but as you enjoy clear skies, there are others nearby who look forward to a dark, stormy day.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says a House vote to cut farm conservation programs is a significant blow not only to farmers but local economies and Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
A Vermont judge has granted preliminary approval to a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations.
For Maryland farmers, Asian stink bugs are potentially devastating.