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Farmers Wary Of Possible Septic Tank Rules

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.

01/19/2012

Land Values

CBF: New USDA Standards To Help Farmers, Waterways

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.

12/14/2011

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Some Western Maryland Farmers Sell Out Of Turkeys

Some small farms in western Maryland say they have sold out of turkeys, weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.

11/09/2011

Pikesville Farmers Market

Pikesville Farmers’ Market Gets New Location

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.

08/09/2011

fells point garden

Corn Field Is Growing In Fells Point

Urban gardens have become quite popular in recent years. Lots of people in Baltimore are growing their own fruits and vegetables.

07/07/2011

farmers market

Farmers Hope It’ll Rain Soon

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.

07/02/2011

Bay

Bay Foundation: Conservation Cuts Hurt Farms, Bay

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.

06/17/2011

Land Values

Judge Gives 1st OK To Settlement With Farmers

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.

05/06/2011

Stink Bugs

Stink Bugs Are Destroying Farmers’ Crops In Maryland

For Maryland farmers, Asian stink bugs are potentially devastating.

04/04/2011

farmer's market

Baltimore Farmers’ Market Draws A Big Crowd On Opening Day

Maryland’s largest farmers’ market has kicked off its season sooner than ever before. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar has been around for more than three decades.

04/03/2011

Land Values

Delegate ‘Sickened’ By Md. Farm Tax Bill Wrangling

Delegate Kathy Afzali has gone from being happy to have the governor’s support for her bill to provide tax relief to farmers to being what she describes as “sickened” by politicking that now threatens its passage.

03/30/2011

Stink Bugs

Scientists Seeking New Weapon Against Stink Bugs

Scientists confronting the brown marmorated stink bug hope to get an emergency exemption by August that would allow apple and peach growers to use an insecticide currently banned from orchards.

03/18/2011

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