2000 Top Stories
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12/19 Glendening sweetens the pot By MARK POWELL - Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening will introduce legislation next month aimed at giving tobacco farmers an option to take . . . .
12/12 Bud Virts stepping down at MDA Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Henry Bud Virts told farmers gathered in Ocean City, Dec. 5, that he would retire on Feb. 1. MDA staff were also informed . . . .
12/05 Md. farmers ponder an ethanol plant By MARK POWELL Maryland farmers, like ag leaders in New Jersey, have begun exploring the potential of producing ethanol in the Mid-Atlantic region.While New Jersey Farm Bureau has just announced a second round of detailed study for a facility using corn from the Garden State, the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board announced
11/28 Tobacco buyout numbers going up As of last week, 325 sign up in Md. Deadline is Dec. 22 By MARK POWELL As of Nov. 22, the count of Maryland tobacco farmers indicating they will take the state buyout had risen to 325. That would . . . .
11/21 Enviromental laws need updating EPA Region III chief says citizen vigilance necessary under Republicans By MARK POWELL The Environmental Protection Agencys regional director said a George W. Bush administration will require increased vigilance from citizens concerned with the environment. While repeatedly insisting he couldnt say anything partisan . . . .
11/14 Farmers waiting on a president Regions producers react to Election 2000 By The Delmarva Farmer staff Contributions from Jane Graham in Virginia; Mark Powell, Carol Kinsley and Caryl Velisek in Maryland and Lisa Miller in New Jersey At presstime, it was unclear who would be the nations next president. It was clear, however, that there was a marked degree . . . .
11/07 Maryland ag license plate unveiled Richard Price gets Md. Ag No. 1 The Delmarva Farmer gets Md. Ag No. 5 By MARK POWELL Marylands new agricultural license plate was unveiled last week at Michaels Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie in a flurry of hoopla . . . .
10/31 StarLink damage control ongoing - By BRIAN BERTHIAUME The much-maligned brand of Bt corn, StarLink, has become the poster child for anti-biotech sentiment. The corns designer, Aventis SA, has taken some10/24 Green laws changing poultry business Perdue, Tyson experts speak at Maryland symposium By MARK POWELL - Poultry companies are facing uncharted territory. Its a place filled with the potential for criminal charges from environmental regulators. Its a place where new ways of doing business may become a necessity. Speaking last week at . . . .
10/17 Ag land topic of task force Should Md.s MALPF get more money? By MARK POWELL - A state task force began its look at Marylands farmland preservation program last week. The task force met Oct. 12 in Annapolis and will meet several times . . . .