12.20.2005

Perdue explosion injures four, closes plant temporarily - By JEFF MORELAND - SALISBURY, Md. — The accidental combination of two
Virginia’s Hula retains title as state’s corn king - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - David Hula, the acknowledged king of
Maryland Soybean Board votes to help with biodiesel plant - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The Maryland Soybean Board has unanimously voted to
Ehrlich aids ag, gets $3.1 million for preservation - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich, late last week, stuffed the
Tobacco drops out of first place for Va. growers - RICHMOND, Va. — Tobacco has been the Old Dominion’s No. 1 cash
Maryland Organic Association conference is Jan. 7 in Annapolis - MOFFA, the Maryland Organic Food and
NRCS Maryland announces sign-up for $6 million - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Virginia (Ginger) L. Murphy, State Conservationist for
Agricultural Stewardship Commission recommendations a good start - State must commit to reducing ag pollution - ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Agricultural

12.13.05

Japan lifts ban on U.S. beef - Decision pleases beef industry’s leaders - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of the
Md. Farm Bureau meets, re-elects current officers - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Maryland Farm Bureau held its
Tri-Gas and Oil now offering Agri-Blend home heating oil - It’s called Agri-Blend. It’s a home heating
On Shore, Wal-Mart bill not academic - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Members of the Princess Anne Coffee Club

12.06.2005

Ag policy conference raises new concepts - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - BELTSVILLE, Md. — Land preservation and nutrient trading were
Soybean crushing plant, biodiesel refinery in plans for Frederick - By JEFF MORELAND - FREDERICK, Md. — The race is on for a
Delaware Farm Bureau meets in Felton - By CAROL KINSLEY - “Farmers and farmland are more endangered with
Women in ag: You’ve come a long way, baby - By CARYL VELISEK - A Women In Agriculture Forum was
Legislation upsetting for some at Delaware Farm Bureau convention - By CAROL KINSLEY - Scott Kidner, lobbyist for the
Bloxom offers ideas that will keep Virginia’s farmers farming - Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Robert Bloxom was
VFBF leader outlines challenges in 2006 at convention in Norfolk - Virginia farmers are squaring their shoulders to
Yeutter offers advice for trade - The potential for Virginia agriculture to compete in
Virginia Farm Bureau honors political, farm leaders - Two Virginia legislators and a veteran

11.29.05

Biodiesel facility receives USDA grant - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - CLAYTON, Del. — Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel Co. received more
Board to support land acquisition - By KATE GREGORY
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Young Farmers Advisory Board wants to
Ag leaders say farming faces obstacles, but they are prepared - Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final piece in a four-part series on women in leadership roles in agriculture. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Agriculture and its employees are
Ag forum examines modern demands - By KATE GREGORY - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — The Howard County Economic Development Authority and
Growth issues tackled at conservancy conference - By KATE GREGORY - EASTON, Md. — Spit flew, brows furrowed and hackles stood up
Queen Anne’s County opens its heart for Katrina victims - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - This is about an Eastern Shore boy of many
Maryland’s Steve Connelly wins promotion at FSA - Steven A. Connelly of Rising Sun, Md., has been

11.22.2005

Mid-Atlantic soybeans short of nation’s crop - Weather blamed for low yields in 2005 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - There’s a huge crop of soybeans out in
Kent County Maryland official sends farm subsidy issues to MDA - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Buying crop insurance and choosing the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation breaks down 'Bay report card' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - PITTSVILLE, Md. — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its
Urban fertilizer conference held at Montgomery College in Germantown - By CARYL VELISEK - GERMANTOWN, Md. — Montgomery County Executive Douglas Duncan who
Love of outdoors leads to NRCS career for Murphy - Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series on women in leadership roles in agriculture. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Ginger Murphy said she has
AGR-Lite crop insurance now covers up to $1 million, has March 15 deadline - By MARK POWELL - Maryland Department of Agriculture - Farmers in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania and
Managing risks for others pays off at home - Jon Sewell has two jobs,

11.15.05

CBF wants $120 million for farmers - With thousands of miles of rivers and
Maryland Ag. Commision up to task - With thousands of miles of rivers and

‘Ag legend’ McFadden bids farewell to Delmarva - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - He came out of the hill country of Virginia and
McCann named VT College of Ag. associate dean - BLACKSBURG, Va.- Mark A. McCann, head of
Marlene Elliott is minority as the director of office of USDA Rural Development - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Sixty million people call rural
Wolinski empowers women - By KATE GREGORY - MIDDLETOWN, Del.- Laurie Wolinski was raised on

11.08.05

Bush requests $7.1 billion to combat flu - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - BETHESDA, Md. — President George W. Bush announced his
Fair Hill blaze kills 24 Thoroughbred horses; damages near $2 M - By JEFF MORELAND - FAIR HILL, Md. — A fire that started just after dusk on
Navy site examined as possible Maryland horse park location - By KATE GREGORY - GAMBRILLS, Md. — There is still a long way to go

Agriculture’s leading ladies - Editor’s note: This is the first in a four-part series on women in leadership roles in agriculture. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - For many people, having 24 hours in a day wouldn’t be

$75,000 worth of bull semen reported stolen - By CARYL VELISEK - Shorthorn bull semen valued by its owner at
Pumpkins fly at 20th annual ‘Punkin Chunkin’ in Delaware - By JEFF MORELAND - MILLSBORO, Del. — At a time when many farmers are

11.01.05

Farmer frustrated with CRP ruling - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Vegetable grower John Brinsfield thought enrolling his
Delaware crowns pumpkin king - A Delaware pumpkin king for 2005 has
Truckers support biodiesel in Va. - RICHMOND, Va. — As prices at the pump continue to
Maryland’s Lowe to serve on United Soybean Board, exit state board - By JEFF MORELAND - HEBRON, Md. — Geno Lowe of Hebron is
New Castle County Farm Bureau honors Hoober with distinguished service award - By CAROL KINSLEY - New Castle County Farm Bureau, at its annual
Hula seeks another corn title for Virginia - By KATE GREGORY - Can David Hula of Charles City County, Virginia do
University of Maryland kicks off 150th anniversary - By CARYL VELISEK - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland College of

10.25.05

Former ‘farm boys’ now tackling major FSA challenges - By JEFF MORELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C. — They started out as a couple of
Chesapeake Fields celebrates successes, looks to the future - By KATE GREGORY - CHESTERTOWN, Md. — John Hall, founder of
Oyster gardeners helping clean up Chesapeake Bay - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Oysters serve as natural filters, which each adult
Queen Anne’s County hosts alternative fuel gathering - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The license plate is 5WR-V74. It’s a Texas

10.18.05

USDA Farm Bill listening session comes to Delaware - By CAROL KINSLEY - HARRINGTON, Del. — The current farm bill, the
Maryland Farm Bureau’s new administrator to start Nov. 7 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The director of the Farm Services Division of the
Delaware farmer gets 288 bushel yield on corn - By JEFF MORELAND - Richard Ashley has been farming for about
Moss: The next big cash crop for mountain people? - LOOKOUT, West Virginia (AP) — Deep in the forest, miles (kilometers) from
Sussex Farm Bureau honors Sen. Venables - By CAROL KINSLEY - State Sen. Robert L. Venables Sr. of Delaware’s 21st District was
Virginia’s Augusta County puts bounty on coyotes - VERONA, Va. (AP) — Augusta County is offering a

10.11.05

Courter elected NASDA president - RICHMOND, Va. — J. Carlton Courter III, commissioner of
Delaware honors newest century farms - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - DOVER, Del. — History and heritage were
Size matters for Chesapeake Fields soybean products - By KATE GREGORY - CHESTERTOWN, Md.- There is much variation in the bean size of
Farm families honored by Kent County Farm Bureau in Del. - By CAROL KINSLEY - The Jackewicz family of Magnolia was honored as

10.4.05

Class in session for new dean at Md. college of agriculture - By JEFF MORELAND - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — He’s been on the job
Pumpkin, sweet corn tour held - By KATE GREGORY - QUEENSTOWN, Md.- The sun peaked down
Governor announces efforts to clean up Corsica River - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - CENTREVILLE, Md. — In an effort to remove the
Soybean yields high for Delaware’s Wilson family - By CAROL KINSLEY - Mark Wilson, who farms in Smyrna, Del., with his

9.27.05

Meeting of the minds between Bay Foundation, Farm Bureau - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Maryland Farm Bureau teamed
Grape harvest now underway on Delmarva - By KATE GREGORY - MARYDEL, Md. — The hot sun beats down, and the air is
FSA office closures possible - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Following reports by the Associated Press that
LEAD Maryland class visits Washington, D.C. - By JEFF MORELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Members of LEAD Maryland Class IV completed a
Gentlemen, start your ... tractors??? - By JEFF MORELAND - DOVER, Del. — You probably won’t be hearing anyone say,

9.20.05

Delmarva answers the call for help - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina damaged the
Maryland Ag Commission says “keep the ball rolling” - By KATE GREGORY - ANNAPOLIS- The Maryland Agricultural Commission is
On the road again - A day on the road with a grain truck driver - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - His day starts before
National farm safety week on tap in September - By KATE GREGORY - Accidents happen, unfortunately for farmers, accidents frequently happen and
Soybean candle factory is a father and daughter business - By CARYL VELISEK - David Hageman of Soybean Candle Factory (SCF) in
Rural Maryland Council Executive Director honored in D.C. - Stephen McHenry receives Ron Shaffer Award

9.13.05

More cover crop money promised by Gov. Ehrlich - Funds provide for 25,000 more acres - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — In response to the
Virginia to host gubernatorial hopefuls at fair - Ag issues atop agenda - RICHMOND, Va. — Candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race will
It’s a wrap for Maryland State Fair - By CARYL VELISEK - TIMONIUM, Md. — Despite a rainy start and absence of the
Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame nominees sought - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Agriculture touches the lives of every
FROM FALL HARVEST AND TILLAGE 2005
Harvest will be hindered by high fuel costs this year - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Weather conditions and rising gas prices are making grain
Lack of rain could hurt soybeans - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Area farmers are saying the double crop of
Crop losses will top $1 billion from hurricane, experts say - By KATE GREGORY - BATON ROUGE, La,- Trees snapped in half, New Orleans is

9.06.05

Md. farmer ready to ship genetic products to China - By JEFF MORELAND - CENTREVILLE, Md. — It could be described as
Farmers fear fuel price hikes, shortages - By KATE GREGORY - EASTON, Md. — Low crop prices, high fuel prices. Is
Del. farmer learns to 'REAP' from Ohio agriculture visit - By JEFF MORELAND - GREENWOOD, Del. — When Richard Wilkins volunteered to
Rural Heritage Day to 'educate' general public - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - For many years, the agricultural field day at the
Officials celebrate Agriculture Day at the 2005 Maryland State Fair - By CARYL VELISEK - Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lewis Riley had
Chesapeake Fields food products now in area stores - By KATE GREGORY - CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Healthful is hip, and whole grains are

8.31.05

Maryland ag listening sessions now completed - By JEFF MORELAND - CENTREVILLE, Md. — “Can we survive without
Soybean rust:
Is the Mid-Atlantic out of the woods yet? - By KATE GREGORY - SUFFOLK, Va. — As the sun sets on the horizon over
Race for Maryland horse park comes down the stretch - By KATE GREGORY - BALTIMORE — So it’s muzzle to muzzle down the
Rebecca Hamilton is Miss Maryland Agriculture 2005 - By CARYL VELISEK - TIMONIUM, Md. — Maryland agriculture has a new
Young Farmers Advisory Board seeking answers - By KATE GREGORY - ANNAPOLIS, Md.– Heads spun and accusations were made
Comprehensive trade agreement can benefit U.S. farmers - By ROCKY WOMACK - Virginia is posed to benefit from the latest
Watermen learn what it’s like on farmer’s end of bay - MOUNT CRAWFORD, Va. (AP) — The cows didn’t seem to

8.23.2005

New soybean TeeJay touted at 2005 Virginia Ag Expo - A new variety of soybeans called TeeJay is
Harrell named interim associate dean for Maryland College of Agriculture - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Dr. Reginal Harrell, who turned 52 on Aug. 18 — “too old,” was his
Gov. Ehrlich pays visit to Berlin’s farmers’ market - Kicks off state’s 25th anniversary of farmland preservation program - BERLIN, Md. — Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. visited the
After 45 years, Gladhill Tractor packs its bags and moves - By CARYL VELISEK - Gladhill Tractor has been a fixture on East Patrick Street, in
Growing Christmas trees a ‘team sport’ in Virginia - Ag secretary speaks at tree growers meeting - Virginia Secretary of Agriculture Robert Bloxom was
Hopkins family is Delaware’s first CSP contract holder of the year - DOVER, Del. — Eric and Judy Hopkins are recognized by

8.16.2005

Low supply, high demand for organic milk could help Virginia’s farmers - By ROCKY WOMACK - "Don’t delay, sign up today" could almost become the
Delaware Forest Service gives helping hand to fight wild fires - The Delaware Forest Service has dispatched a crew of
Triple-stack hybrid corn could be the choice for 2006 crops - By JEFF MORELAND - When you’re planting corn, it’s all
Va. ag industry seeks farm and forestland preservation - RICHMOND, Va. —Virginia needs tools and funding to

8.09.2005

Questions surround budget for coming Md. ag summit - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - A budget for the Maryland Governor’s Agricultural Forum, slated for
Early ag listening sessions drawing crowds across state, impressing officials and farmers - By JEFF MORELAND - As a series of listening sessions began last week to
Virginia tobacco growers, quotaholders starting to receive money from buyout - By ROCKY WOMACK - Virginia tobacco growers and quotaholders have waited long
86th Delaware State Fair sets new records despite bad weather - HARRINGTON, Del. — The Delaware State Fair came to a close on
LEAD Maryland Foundation completes program evaluation - Two out of three fellows rate the fellowship program as ‘excellent’ - QUEENSTOWN, Md. – The LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to
Maryland farmers sign nation’s first CSP contract for 2005 - By CARYL VELISEK - USDA Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner signed a

8.02.2005

Ag directory reflects rich character of Eastern Shore - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - One of the most precious commodities of the
MGPA, Maryland Soybean Board host Commodity Classic on Eastern Shore - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The current risk of Asian soybean rust on the Delmarva
Scuse, horse a shining pair - By LINDA SIEMON - The state fair for any secretary of agriculture is a
Farm industry calls for more viable transportation system - RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia needs a state transportation system that

7.26.05

Scouting on Delmarva - By LINDA SIEMON - Hurricanes are coming early this year, and Maryland
Zuzik resigns as CEO of Md. Farm Bureau - Hance to serve as interim administrator - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Mark Zuzik is stepping down as administrator of
World War II munitions impact wheat crop for Elkton farmer - By LINDA SIEMON - The wheat crop may have been plentiful for most this

7.19.05

Virginia unveils platform on farm, forest policies - RICHMOND—Virginia needs a balanced approach to the
Dairy goat popularity on the rise as 4-H projects - By LINDA SIEMON - Dairy goats are becoming popular among children as

7.12.05

Departments for Extension envisioned - BY BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Consider, if you will, the reorganization, the
Hog farm expanding in Kent Co. - By LINDA SIEMON - A 300-head sow farm is expanding in
Battle of the ‘Bigs’ - Big Roy vs. Big Bud spices up farm toy show - By JOHN HARVEY - The monthly magazine Toy Farmer, the heart and soul of

7.05.05

Queen Anne’s County turn on soydiesel pumps - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - CENTREVILLE, Md. — Queen Anne’s County, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is
Extension, campus faculty split at university explored - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - For many years, the relationship in Maryland between the
Virginia nutrient management program undergoing changes - By LINDA SIEMON - Virginia is in the midst of revamping its nutrient management regulations and
Meat exports sizzling in Virginia; Romania top importer - RICHMOND, Va. —Looks like folks in other countries like a
Hamilton named secretary of Md. Agricultural Fair Board - L. Martin Hamilton is the new secretary of the

6.28.2005

What’s in your tank? Indy says it’s ethanol for 2007 - By JEFF MORELAND - RICHMOND, Va. — When it comes to racing, everybody wants to
2005 Delmarva Farmer scholarship winners named - By LINDA SIEMON - Three readers of The Delmarva Farmer will have a
Nutrient management laws: Delaware farmers comply - By LINDA SIEMON - Delaware farmers are ahead of the
Same job, different state - By JEFF MORELAND - It was a change of scenery for Ginger Murphy when she

6.21.2005

DNR officials speak out on bear hunting - By JEFF MORELAND - McHENRY, Md. — Black bear hunting drew more attention
Delaware Farm Bureau joins in call for Scuse’s resignation - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Angered and frustrated by his “unflinching support” of - (Also included - Delaware ag chief answers critics)
2005 Maryland Commodity Classic headed to Queen Anne’s County July 28 - The Maryland Grain Producers Association (MGPA) and the
Hanson appointed acting associate dean, director of Maryland Cooperative Extension - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Dr. Jim Hanson, who began a career as an ag
Frederick County ag BMP forum, tour held June 10 - By CARYL VELISEK - Getting urban and rural groups together to
Land-use forum shows need for working together - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Land use issues are affecting every county in
Maryland Young Farmers addressed by guest from Iowa - By LINDA SIEMON - Communication is key when handling the

6.14.05

U of Md.’s College of Agriculture names new dean; loses its second in command - Scott Angle resigns as Executive Associate Dean, takes position at University of Georgia; Oklahoma State U. leader named as dean at Maryland
Md. Ag Commission studies viability of land preservation - By LINDA SIEMON - The state of Maryland has set a goal of preserving
Deadline for Md. horse park site location recommendations extended - By LINDA SIEMON - The deadline for site proposals for the
Faulty ventilation system kills pigs at Va. hog farm - WAVERLY, Va. (AP) – The failure of a barn’s ventilation system

6.07.05

Beltsville ag research center welcomes public to field day - By JEFF MORELAND - Cloudy day doesn’t dampend 10th annual event
Va. among top three tomato states - KING GEORGE, Va. —The coming of summer means fresh tomatoes from the
MAEF’s seasonal production - By George Mayo - Executive Director - Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation
MDA’s 2005 cover crop program to begin June 13 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Farmers who plant cover crops this fall to
Delaware giant pumpkin contest set for Oct. 22 - The Delaware Agritourism Association, the Delaware Department of

5.31.05

Agriculture Tech program thriving at Virginia Tech - BLACKSBURG—Through enhancements such as a strengthened
Spring tour highlights start of strawberry season - By LINDA SIEMON - “Mmmm. This is the first strawberries and ice cream I’ve had
Ridgely strawberry festival is May 29 - RIDGELY, Md. — The strawberry has been a staple in

5.24.05

Sussex Farm Bureau seeks ag secretary’s resignation - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - An attempt by the administration of Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner to
Wye tours set for May 25 - The Wye Research and Eduction Center at Wye Mills in
Paul Stull busy serving his community and his industry - BY CARYL VELISEK - For years Paul Stull, a member of the Maryland House of
Great Frederick Fair has connections to Australia fair - BY CARYL VELISEK - While in Sydney, Australia, last March, visiting the
Gov. Ehrlich signs renewable fuels legislation - Maryland’s grain farmers were smiling as Gov. Robert Ehrlich signed the
'Farming and development don’t mix' according to Scuse - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - "We have to make decisions which secure the

5.17.05

Ag forums: Which is which in Maryland? - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Both Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and the
Kids learn about farm life at 16th annual 4-H Children’s Farm Tour - By JEFF MORELAND - MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. — Kids go to school to learn, but
Soy biodiesel available at Delaware’s Indian River Marina floating dock - By CAROL KINSLEY Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Soybean Assc. - REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Soy biodiesel made
Farmers get last chance for funding from CRP program - By LINDA SIEMON - A once-in-eight-year opportunity has come for
Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival wraps up in West Friendship - By CARYL VELISEK - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — Each year, the first full
Maryland Agricultural Commission hear about benefits of organic farms - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While many conventional farmers are

5.10.05

Ehrlich calls for agriculture forum in Maryland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland farmers face a number of challenges and
Songs from youth inspire CD - Machinery dealer making music 'for fun' - By JEFF MORELAND - For anyone who thought they knew
New horse park may be on horizon for Maryland - By LINDA SIEMON - When it was formed in 1998, the Maryland Horse Industry Board was
Exotic pests in the back yard for some Marylanders - By LINDA SIEMON - Many people don’t have to travel to foreign lands to

Irrigation Update 2005

Early rains cause irrigation systems to 'become rusty' - By LINDA SIEMON - This spring’s wet weather is leaving farmers grateful for
How to choose an irrigation consultant for your farm - The complexity of agricultural technology makes it
Irrigation sales feeling the pain of rain, development - By LINDA SIEMON - It’s not so much the rain as it is the new homes that
University of Delaware calculating water needs with computer program - By LINDA SIEMON - Plants and crops need water, but not too

5.03.05

Landowners prevail in dispute with state government - By JEFF MORELAND - MILLINGTON, Md. — The government is not always right, and
New plane set to fight mosquitoes in Maryland - By JEFF MORELAND - CAMBRIDGE, Md. — Mosquitoes, beware. The Maryland Department of
Maryland family visits Paris for world ag expo - By LINDA SIEMON - A tractor made by Lamborghini and robotic milkers were
Happy anniversary, Pig Tales - Editor’s Note: The following is a summary on
Spring crops get late start - By LINDA SIEMON - Peas will be one of the first vegetable crops to

4.26.05

Selby living a ‘second childhood’ back home at Cedar Wool Farm - By CARYL VELISEK - TANEYTOWN, Md. - Cedar Wool Farm near Taneytown, Md., is
DPI honors growers at banquet - By LINDA SIEMON - SALISBURY, Md. - A new theory on why the average
Virginia farmer wins case against state DOT - RICHMOND, Va. - A condemnation case took a multimillion-dollar wrong turn
Bosnian professors visit Delaware - Two professors from the University of Sarajevo in
Sultenfuss discusses research at plant clinic - By LINDA SIEMON - Round-up Ready is best applied in the fourth or
Young Farmres Advisory Board planning for Ag Forum - By LINDA SIEMON - The Young Farmers Advisory Board has

4.19.05

It’s no dice for slots, say Maryland lawmakers - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Gambling with slot machines
MDA broadens search for new grain barging terminal site - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is
USDA to cost-share certification with Va. organic producers - Eligible organic producers and handlers in
Gilchrest votes for permanent repeal of the death tax - WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest (R-Maryland-1st) voted
Va. State Fair buys more time for big move - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The State Fair of Virginia has
Black Ankle Vineyards expanding the learning curve - BY CARYL VELISEK - To Ed Boyce and his wife, Sarah O’Herron, Black Ankle Vineyards on

4.12.05

Rains, rust, supply prices impact planting across the Mid-Atlantic - By JEFF MORELAND - Farmers across Delmarva this spring may not
Agriculture leaders ready to show a positive public image of industry - By CAROL KINSLEY - Agricultural leaders in Maryland are
Four candidates make “Dean’s list” for Maryland College of Agriculture - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The prolonged search for a new dean of
2005 Wye Angus sale "extremely pleasing," according to officials - By CARYL VELISEK - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - A top bid of $28,000 bought the
Maryland Farm Bureau seeks support from farmers against ‘death tax’ vote - Legislation to make death tax repeal permanent is
Study shows developed land will discharge more water - By LINDA SIEMON - Cropland releases more nitrogen and

4.05.05

Poultry giant Frank Perdue dead at 84 - By JEFF MORELAND - Frank Perdue, a man known for the saying, “It
Nutrient management: Farmers speak out - By LINDA SIEMON - A week after the Maryland Department of
Test program may offer farmers new options for nutrients - By JEFF MORELAND - There are few guarantees in farming, but
From the publisher: Remembering Frank Perdue - By E. RALPH HOSTETTER Publisher, The Delmarva Farmer - Frank Parsons Perdue, founder of
Chesapeake Fields products drawing national interest - By LINDA SIEMON - The bread, popcorn and soy snacks that
Donations needed by April 15 to protect Dorchester farm - A local land conservancy is

3.29.05

Many nutrient management reports remain unfiled in Md. - By LINDA SIEMON - Less than half the farmers in the state of
Tobacco auction closes at five-year low - By JEFF MORELAND - The roller coaster ride that is the
Virginia landowners have new funds for creating wildlife habitat - RICHMOND, Va. — If you want to improve your
Alpaca groups unite to host first joint open house - BY CARYL VELISEK - HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A group of 11 alpaca breeders in
So. Md. ag land preservation workshop planned for April 7 - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission is
Pepper Financial announces formation of business alliance - WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Pepper Financial has announced that it

3.22.05

Tobacco auction kicks off in So. Md. - By JEFF MORELAND - HUGHESVILLE, Md. - As the Maryland tobacco auction got
Strawberries to be ready soon across Va. - WESTMORELAND, Va. - It is a time of year many Virginians look
Produce auction nearly ready in Loveville, Md. - By JEFF MORELAND - LOVEVILLE, Md. — Elmer Brubacher is part of a group working to
Tobacco quota buyout sign up continues through June 17 - By ROCKY WOMACK - RALEIGH, N.C. - On March 14, the sign up
MDA Open House 2005 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With more than 3,000 guests on
Kent, Queen Anne's county farmers being sought for research pilot project - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - American Farmland Trust has
'The Voice of Agriculture' speaks at ag breakfast in Dover - By LINDA SIEMON - "Milk is the only drink that has the decency to turn
A life-sized fairy tale - By LINDA SIEMON - ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - A petting farm in

3.15.05

Marylanders place among tops in NCGA yield contest - ST. LOUIS — Two area corn growers have been
Pregnant sow bill withdrawn from Md. General Assembly - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Animal rights groups came out to a
Martin shares joy of organic farming - By LINDA SIEMON - OCEAN CITY, Md. — With the threat of

Hula wins national title in NCGA yield contest - ST. LOUIS – An area corn grower has been named one of
Va. Cooperative Extension to assist in animal ID program - BLACKSBURG, Va., - Virginia Cooperative Extension is gearing up for a -
Chichester honored by Va. Agribusiness Council - RICHMOND, Va. - State Senator John H. Chichester (R-Northumberland) has
Frederick County celebrates annual ‘Ag Week at The Mall’ - By CARYL VELISEK - Thirty-three years ago when the tradition of

3.08.05

Delaware Agricultural Museum celebrates 25th year of service - By JEFF MORELAND - DOVER, Del. — There are a lot of folks out there who
Caulk comments on the farm: The story you haven’t heard - By CAROL KINSLEY - When Wally Caulk, executive director of
Wine promotion fund bill crushed - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Owners of the oldest winery in
Ceresville New Holland open house draws hundreds of guests - BY CARYL VELISEK - FREDERICK, Md.- Ceresville New Holland of Frederick, Md., held its
Md. Grain Producers checkoff board announces funding for 2005 projects - With the mission of increasing the profitability of
Riley says agriculture is ‘alive and well’ in Maryland - By JEFF MORELAND - CRUMPTON, Md. — “Agriculture is still very much alive in
We are counting on you with the countdown - By Lew Riley - The last edition of The Delmarva Farmer included the

3.01.05

Houses passes slots bill for Maryland - By LINDA SIEMON - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Every vote counts is a
Is it a barn or a farmhouse? - By JEFF MORELAND - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It’s a lot of confusion over a little red barn.
Getting ready for soybean rust - By JEFF MORELAND - GEORGETOWN, Del. — As planting season rolls
LEAD Maryland Class IV kicks off fellowship - By JEFF MORELAND - PORT DEPOSIT, Md. — The training of Maryland’s newest group of
Caroline County Farm Bureau celebrates its own - By LINDA SIEMON - The Wheatley Neal family and Herbert Ruff were
World, agriculture of 2025 topics of Ag Summit - ROANOKE, Va. — Attendees looked to the future at
Md. secretary of ag to speak in Crumpton - Secretary of Agriculture Lewis R. Riley will address

2.22.05

Maryland wineries need boost to compete with Virgnia, other states - By LINDA SIEMON - Connoiseurs no longer have to travel to
Retired Va. Tech ag professor talks shop with Md. farmers - By LINDA SIEMON - There is still plenty of opportunity in agriculture for
It’s back to farming for southern Maryland man - By JEFF MORELAND - PORT DEPOSIT, Md. — Many old farm boys have left
Brazil’s Ferell briefs farmers on soybean rust - By SHARON KINSEY - Doug Ferrell hadn’t seen snow in 20 years. That’s
Blessing counts his blessings! - Ronald Blessing, a soybean grower who
Area organic farmer to speak at Assateague Coastal Trust meeting - Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) celebrates its 32nd year with

2.15.05

Neals, Andersons inducted - By LINDA SIEMON - Two Maryland farming families were inducted into
Will the third time be a charm? - By LINDA SIEMON - For the third time, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich sat
Soybean Rust; Hold on one minute... - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - A soybean rust advisory for
“The Big Red Round-up” a hands on training experience - By JEFF MORELAND - PHOENIX, Az. — Nobody should know more
Clark Seed, an Eastern Shore tradition, a two-generation business - By LINDA SIEMON - The Clark family of Kenton, Del., has
Additional crop insurance available - Additional cost-share available to

2.08.05

Two new families inducted into Maryland’s ag hall of fame - By LINDA SIEMON - GLEN BURNIE, Md. — Two Eastern Shore farming families were
Slots are back on agenda for Maryland General Assembly - By LINDA SIEMON - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., has included
Ag agent, friend of farming passes away - By MARLO BARNHART - Herald-Mail - Whether sitting around kitchen tables, walking through
Remembering Don Schwartz - By CARYL VELISEK - Don Schwartz was an old fashioned county agent. I
Crop insurance: Crunching numbers in Southern Maryland - S.L. Brady Jr. and Brad Reeves are both
Managing risks on the farm - From the Secretary - By Lewis R. Riley, Maryland Secretary of agriculture

2.01.05

U. of Maryland to head national avian influenza research project - $5 million grant funds new research project - COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland will
USDA’s Hawks addresses soybean rust, avian influenza - By JEFF MORELAND - ATLANTIC CITY, N .J. — If it had to come, it couldn’t have
Ex Del. ag professor thankful for rescuers in WWII - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - In the waning decades of World War II, American forces, under
Walls Farm and Garden honored in Milford, Del. - By MAUREEN RAITZ - Milford Beacon Editor - Milford Mayor Ronnie Roger was glad he wasn’t a
Bay Area fruit school meeting Feb. 23 in Queenstown, Md. - Fruit growers are invited to the
Delaware, Natioanl Soybean boards set to introduce soy biodiesel at Indian River Marina - On Jan. 26, Jeffrey Allen, president of the
Hess named interim associate dean for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - BLACKSBURG, Va. — John Hess, of Christiansburg, Va., professor and
Virginia News - Horse center continues to boost local, state economies - LEXINGTON, Va. — A recent update of a study by the
UD ag agent receives Farm Bureau awards for service - Carl Davis, who recently received the 2004 award from

1.25.05

Virginia corn growers hear good news, bad news for '05 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - NEW KENT, Va. — Farmers attending the 2005 annual
Talbot Corn Club celebrates 53 years at annual banquet - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - EASTON, Md. — Some of the newer participants in
Checkoff would help highlight Virginia's equine industry - ASHLAND, Va. — When Eagle Point Farm manager Donna Dennehy talks about the
National soybean leaders headed for Delaware - HARRINGTON, Del. — The top soybean brass is
Maryland Dairy Association conference slated for Feb. 17 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Dairy Industry Association’s (MDIA) annual
AGR-Lite, AGR deadline Jan. 31 for farmers across Maryland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland farmers have until Jan. 31 to signup for
Deer not the only pests for farmers these days - By JEFF MORELAND - In any battle, you must know your enemy. Farming is no
Garden Harvest helps the homeless - By LINDA SIEMON - GLYNDON, Md. — The volunteers at Garden Harvest, Inc., a non-profit farm
Community ideas sought in So. Maryland - Artisans, farmers, gardeners, restauranteurs featuring
Gov. Ehrlich renews Poultry Health Indemnity Agreement - Reaffirms commitment to Maryland agriculture
Virginia is now where the buffalo roam - HAYNESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two miles of 10,000-volt fence keep

1.18.05

'Hog Heaven' causing a stink in Talbot County - By LINDA SIEMON - There’s a small piece of heaven along
No more checks in the mail for Md. tobacco growers - By LINDA SIEMON - Because Maryland opted out of the
Farm Bureau to celebrate Food Freedom Day Feb. 7 - RICHMOND — By mid-February, the average American will
CASA Future Harvest meeting enlightens, educates growers - By CARYL VELISEK - HAGERSTOWN, Md. — By the sound of the

1.11.05

'Ag tag' may soon be road ready in Va. - By LINDA SIEMON - Virginia’s agriculture license plate may soon
New secretary visits Eastern Shore ag expo - By LINDA SIEMON - BELLE HAVEN, Va. — The topics of Phosphorous management and
Vegetable growers welcome farmer, hall of fame pitcher to Del. - By JEFF MORELAND - HARRINGTON, Del. — He grew up on a farm, and he
'Cowboy Stuff' still a part of Chip Ridgely’s life - By CARYL VELISEK - Chip Ridgley is a real cowboy. He raises
Delmarva Agronomic Confab is Jan. 26-27 - The 2005 Delmarva Agronomy Conference and Trade Show will be
Future Harvest-CASA presents 'Farming for Profit and Stewardship' - Temple Grandin, perhaps the world’s foremost authority on
Farm Bureau continues push for PDR mathcing funds - RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s farmland is shrinking. Since 1997,
Maryland State Soil Conservation committee to meet Jan. 24 - The State Soil Conservation Committee has announced that its
Virginia to adopt phosphorus-based nutrient management - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - After a year since the Commonwealth of Virginia announced

1.04.05

New Virginia director named for Chesapeake Bay Foundation - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The new Virginia director of the
Women in Agriculture convention set for Jan. 27 in Rehoboth Beach - By LINDA SIEMON - Women have often been overlooked in the
Tellin’ War Stories has big year in ’04 - By LINDA SIEMON - Karen Guthrie has been riding horses since she
Chesapeake Fields has products ready for stores - By LINDA SIEMON - Chesapeake Fields has broken escrow and is now hoping to have
Perseverance pays off on two critical bills for Virginia Farm Bureau - Editor’s note: The following is Bruce L. Hiatt’s summary of accomplishments from 2004. - Farm Bureau’s most basic mission is to provide a
USDA, Maryland Extension to host financial assistance talks - The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Maryland Extension Service and
Agricultural LEAD programs successful nationwide - BLUE HILL, Neb. (AP) — In two decades of public service, Roger Alber has

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