December 19, 2006

Richard Hiatt, director of the National Food and Energy Council in Wilmington, Ohio, spoke to agriculture and conservation officials about how to help farmers use energy efficiently on their farms at last Wednesday’s conference in Annapolis.
Photo courtesy Andrew A. Gordon

Industry officials examine on-farm energy efficiency, alternative fuels - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland agriculture industry and
MARBIDCO names first exec. director - Annapolis, Md. - Stephen R. McHenry, who has led the
Eastern Shore conference to focus on Virginia’s ag industry - BELLE HAVEN, Va. - The 18th annual Eastern Shore Ag Conference and
LEAD Class V fellows chosen, will begin in February - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - As a new year begins, so does a new
Report requests more funding for state branding program - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A report issued to both the


BULLETIN
Bishop logged a yield of 279.1 bushels per acre with Campbell 7700R2 seed.
He was entered in the Class A No-Till Non-Irrigated division,
The only other national winner in the Mid-Atlantic was Flaggy Run Farms in Courtland, Va., which harvested 248.7 bushels an acre for a second-place finish in the Class A Ridge Till Division. The farm planted Garst 8292YG1 seed.
A full report on the results of the contest will appear in the next edition of The Delmarva Farmer on Jan. 2, 2007.




December 12, 2006


Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lew Riley, center, announces his retirement as Buddy Hance, left, president of the Maryland Farm Bureau, looks on during the annual Maryland Farm Bureau convention.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Riley retirement speech, CBF appearance talk of Maryland Farm Bureau convention - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - OCEAN CITY, Md. - This year’s annual Maryland Farm Bureau convention was
Montague Farms set to expand operation - Virginia company building complex to grade, process beans - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTER CROSS, Va. - Montague Farms, one of
USDA announces sign-ups for conservation innovation grants - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today announced the

December 5, 2006

Lew Riley, Maryland’s Secretary of Agriculture, here going over some papers in his Salisbury Md. office, announced his retirement at the Maryland Farm Bureau annual convention in Ocean City on Dec. 5.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Riley ready to step into retirement again - 'It’s time to spend time on the farm and with family’ for two-time Md. ag sec - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - SALISBURY, Md. - After serving 10 years with
Del. Farm Bureau elects new officers at annual banquet - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - FELTON, Del. - There were new officers all
Forum tries to educate public on growth issues from rising populations - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - CAMBRIDGE, Md. - How a community can
Farm Bureau meeting puts Del. farmers on high alert - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - Delaware farmers got a
Pryor elected president of Virginia F.B. - HOT SPRINGS, Va. - Wayne F. Pryor, a
Somerset, Md. leaders OK new ethanol plant - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) - A new ethanol plant

November 28, 2006

Ed Jackson of Affinity Energy Management LLC talks to a group of poultry growers last Tuesday in Ruthsburg, Md., about DPI members forming a group to buy electricity.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Kee putting final touches on Delaware Ag Week ’07 - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - HARRINGTON, Del. - On the success of last
DPI working on finding ways to help growers save money on electric bills - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - RUTHSBURG, Md. - Members of Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. who also
Annual poultry fanciers show draws more than 1,000 entries - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - More than 1,000 exotic poultry, large birds, bantams and
Group asking businesses to display piggy banks for college fundraising tactic - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - CAMDEN, Del. - A Delaware Farm Bureau group is
Myers: 5,351 woman farm operators in Md. - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - Ginger Myers of the
Federal disaster designations apply to more Virginia counties - RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine announced on
MDA clarifies position on Perdue/EPA agreement - (Editor’s Note: Sue duPont, communications director of Maryland Department of Agriculture, wishes to clarify the quotes attributed to her in a front-page story, “Perdue, EPA agreement ruffles feathers,” that ran in the Nov. 21 issue of The Delmarva Farmer): "I would like to
Forum in Cambridge, Md. to focus on principles of growth - CAMBRIDGE, Md. - A forum presented by the University of
Annual Farm Forum focuses on new energy in ag - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - The main focus of the fourth
Wertheimer Awards go to Smiths for volunteer work - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - Twenty years ago a

November 21, 2006


At Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission meeting Nov. 14, commission members Charles “Chip” West II, left, and Connie Larimore, both poultry growers, were unhappy about the Memorandum of Agreement between Perdue Farms Inc. and EPA, which will include growers in Delaware, because it duplicates efforts already in place in the First State.
Photo by Carol Kinsley

Perdue, EPA agreement ruffles feathers - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - Members of Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission were
Goodlatte to lose post - WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the Democratic Party rising to
Can Burley Tobacco Type 31 take root in Maryland? - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Burley tobacco might offer new
Missouri grower sets world soybean production record - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Kip Cullers of Purdy, Mo., has
Pioneer 94M80 variety used in record-setting soybean yield - While congratulating Missouri soybean grower Kip Cullers on
Meetings to be held for DPI electric buying group - Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., the trade association for
Ag challenges discusses at AFT meeting - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY- Staff Writer
- NEWARK, Del. - The status of American agriculture was


REPORTER’S CORNER - Sixty 4-Hers turned loose with cameras? Outstanding! - By Sean Clougherty Staff Writer - The Delmarva Farmer - I had the opportunity

November 14, 2006


Kevin McNew, right at podium, told the group at the Agricultural Outlook and Policy Conference that corn prices are expected to rise more than what the USDA is currently predicting for the coming year.

Photo courtesy Edwin Ramsburg, University of Maryland

Virginia Farm Bureau set for 81st annual convention - HOT SPRINGS, Va. - “Agriculture Matters” will be the theme of
CBF shares ideas with farmers on helping Bay - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - BELTSVILLE, Md. - The closely intertwined
Analyst: Ethanol still spearheading corn prices - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - BELTSVILLE, Md. - Demand in ethanol production will
Forum to focus on principles of growth - CAMBRIDGE, Md. - What will Maryland’s Eastern Shore look
Stabler given Farm Credit commodity seat for MAC - By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Agricultural Commission has
Thompsons named Maryland Grangers of the Year at banquet - By CAROL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - John and Betty Thompson of
Isle be there ... - Maui learns from ‘So. Maryland So Good’ campaign
HUGHESVILLE, Md. - “So.

November 7, 2006

Lauren Cusick’s first grade class from Brick Mill Elementary School in Middletown, Del., help accept the $22,000 grant check for the Delaware AgriTourism Association last Tuesday. Cheryl Epps, owner of Loblolly Acres and treasurer of the association, left; Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse; Marlene Elliott, state director of USDA Rural Development for Maryland and Delaware; Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.; and Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., participated in the check presentation.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Asian soybean rust detected in four Virginia fields - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - Two weeks after Asian soybean rust was
Md.’s wine industry gets $147,000 in state funding - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced
Carper handles AgriTourism grant with kid gloves - By STEPHANIE JORDAN Staff Writer - WOODSIDE, Del. - Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.,
asked a
Sullivan pleased with the progress MAEF has made - By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor - GLEN BURNIE - The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Inc. celebrated
Courter, Sleight exit from VDACS - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - RICHMOND, Va. - Two high-ranking officials of the
ASA/Dupont Young Leader Program applications being accepted - By CAROL KINSLEY AFP Correspondent - Applications are being accepted, until Nov. 17, for
These kids are awesome! - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - Every year for the past 30 or so, I have
Potential ethanol plant in Kent County, Md. debated - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Officials in Kent County continue to


From The governor’s desk - Maryland is leading the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration

October 31, 2006

Rick Felker, a farmer on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is in his second year of organic production.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

New to the game - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - EASTVILLE, Va. - When Rick and Janice Felker moved
Hanson opts out from ag college post; Raupp chosen - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS Senior Editor - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Dr. Jim Hanson, a
Ehrlich, O’Malley respond to Md. agricultural issues - With Election Day just one week away, farmers across Maryland are wondering what gubernatorial candidates Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley will do to help preserve the state’s agricultural industry.
The staff of The Delmarva Farmer posed five questions (the fifth question being open-ended) to each candidate and asked for responses to be limited to 150-200 words. The questions asked the candidates about challenges to the industry, as well as tension between the agricultural and environmental communities and programs funded by the state.
The content of the responses is unedited.
Organizers of Leola Produce Auction pleased with sales - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - LEOLA, Pa. - Buying and selling are
Talbot County ag series closes by discussing vision plan - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - EASTON, Md. - The final forum in the


October 24, 2006


Hilltop Farm was honored in 2000 as a Century Farm. The house is almost at the top of the hill — not much of a hill by other standards, but for Delaware, it is a hill!
Photo by Carol Kinsley

'It’s a tough row to hoe' - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - LINCOLN, Del. - In the kitchen of her
Grain terminal a possibility for Mid-Atlantic beans - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Harford County may be on
Century Farm honors go to 4 Del. families - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - “Courage, endurance, tenacity, entrepreneurship and
Md. reunion sees 4,000-plus years of Extension education - By LARRY STEWART - Editor’s Note: Dr. Larry Stewart is a retired University of Maryland Extension ag engineer and program leader for agriculture and natural resources. He writes from his home near Selbyville, Del.
ELLICOTT CITY, Md. - The Olde Tyme
Carroll County Farm Museum to house 18th Century barn - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WESTMINSTER, Md. - A large contingent of
Organics market expands, growers keep local focus - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - As national supermarket chains increase aisle space for
Soybean rust spotted in Va. - The first-ever soybean rust in Virginia has been
Volunteers plant 1,200 buffer plants at Stup dairy farm - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WALKERSVILLE, Md. - It was a raw, wet
18th annual Classic Farm Tractor calendar now available - The 2007 edition of the Classic Farm Tractor Calendar, featuring three
Maryland vineyard receives Rural Development grant - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - MT. AIRY, Md. - “We’re excited,” was

October 17, 2006

Wheatley Neal loads his truck from grain bins on his farm before hauling it to the Perdue Farms facility in Bridgeville, Del.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Neal clan a Federalsburg institution - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - FEDERALSBURG, Md. - Many honors have
Va. farmers and Kaine discuss land preservation - RICHMOND, Va. - In between a tour of
Daniels named New Castle Farm Family of Year

Bill Powers, left, was honored for his distinguished service to agriculture by the New Castle County Farm Bureau and county president Fred Stites.
Photo courtesty Delaware Farm Bureau
By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - TOWNSEND, Del. - New Castle County Farm Bureau members took
Corn growers expect to harvest third-largest crop on record - WASHINGTON D.C. - Corn growers are expected to
4-Hers from Frederick win another dairy crown - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - MADISON, Wis. - A team of Frederick County (Md.) 4-Hers has
Agreement offers farmers incentives to improve water - HARWOOD, Md. - On the banks of the West River at
Maryland ag agent ‘legends’ gather for annual crab feast - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - They are called the Ag Legends, the
Hastings family honored by Sussex County Farm Bureau - By CAROL KINSLEY AFP Correspondent - BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - At its annual dinner meeting Oct. 7 at
WMREC’s open house features activities, educational options - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - A beautiful fall day


October 10, 2006

Thomas Hume Dixon III, right, runs Point Pleasant Farm, growing snap beans, corn and soybeans. He farmed with his father, Thomas Hume Dixon Jr., left, until his retirement about 10 years ago.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Dixon farm has a story for every acre - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - TOWNSEND, Va. - At Point Pleasant Farm, the Dixons had years
Rains unable to dampen enthusiasm in corn maze - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - A little rain, even a
Grant to help fund new-age poultry house - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - A joint venture among the
Fiftieth time around at Catoctin one to remember - BY CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - THURMONT, Md. - The 50th Anniversay edition of
Goodlatte meets with Va. farmers - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - PAINTER, Va. - Eastern Shore farmers got the chance to
Garrett’s passing casts a shadow among ag agents - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - ELKTON, Md. - An unfortunate - and

October 3, 2006

Rooted in Tradition

Dr. Mary Emily Miller has extensive records of the farm her family has owned for more than 300 years. - Photo by Sean Clougherty

Miller’s family in business for 300-plus years - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - FREDERICA, Del. - Dr. Mary Emily Miller knows
Future of Md. forestry discussed in gathering - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - POCOMOKE CITY, Md. - Passing on a
Kent County (Del.) Farm Bureau holds banquet - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - FELTON, Del. - A husband and wife team were
Officials rule spinach from Delmarva area safe to consume - Spinach grown in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia got
CBF asking for volunteers to help with restoration project for stream - By CARYL VELISEK AFP Correspondent - WALKERSVILLE, Md. - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is
Md. farmers can tap into cutting-edge crops, markets - WYE MILLS, Md. - The USDA Agriculture Research Service (ARS) has
Frederick County teens awarded grants - BY CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - Two young Frederick County entrepreneurs were
Md. grain producers board seeking grant proposals - EDGEWATER, Md. - The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board (MGPUB) is
Biodiesel facility gets even closer to a reality - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - CLAYTON, DEL. - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner applauded the
Dorr: Ag is able to help provide aid to energy need - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - CLAYTON, Del. - In an exclusive interview after the

September 26, 2006


Connie Parvis, DPI director of education and consumer information, has served the organziation for 35 years.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Parvis reaches 35 years of service to poultry industry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN Staff Writer - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Thirty-five years ago, Connie Parvis began
Growers glad to see spinach ban lifted - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - Spinach harvest is coming up fast for
Roseda Farm beef popular in Mid-Atlantic region - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - WESTMINSTER, Md. - Ed Burchell, one of the
NASDA leaders gather at annual convention in Norfolk - For the past five days, agriculture leaders from the
EPA signs Clean Bays agreement with Perdue Farms - PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and
Powell returns to MDA as a conservationist- ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Royden Powell III is back at the

September 19, 2006

Jack Gelb, left, chairman of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Delaware, talks about what the university is doing to prevent avian influenza while fellow panelists, from left to right, Cindy Driscoll, Maryland state wildlife veterinarian; Tom Holder, veterinarian for Allen Family Foods; and David Blythe, Maryland state epidemiologist, listen.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Mid-Atlantic industries gather to update each other on avian influenza information - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Avian influenza was on
Md. commission members hear of emerald ash, cover crop issue - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland’s fight with the
Three former NRCS chiefs praise submission of latest farm bill - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven federal lawmakers from
National agricultural officials converging on Virginia - NORFOLK, Va. - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Ernesto hit Va.’s E. Shore, Northern Neck crops heavily - Richmond, Va. - Tropical Storm Ernesto dropped heavy amounts of
Schmick, McDonald head Soybean Board in 2006-07 - SALISBURY, Md. - Roger Schmick is following firmly in
Riley lauds state fair’s attention to agriculture - BY CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - TIMONIUM, Md. - Maryland Agriculture Secretary, Lew Riley, was
News of proposed ethanol plant for Golts, Md. met with caution - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - There is some caution being

September 12, 2006

Expecting a considerably larger harvest than usual from this field in Smyrna, Del., from left to right, brothers Kenny and Mark Wilson pause with Billy Simmons, Monsanto seed and trait representative, to inspect the Group II soybeans they planted in early May. Rain delayed harvest scheduled for the first full week of September.
Photo by Carol Kinsley

Ducks’ AI strain in Eastern Shore county no threat to humans - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - Fecal samples taken on Aug. 2 from
Virginia producer travels to Vietnam - Hanoi, Vietnam. - In early August, Lyle Pugh Sr., the
Wilson pleased with beans’ promise - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - SMYRNA, Del. - Were it not for the heavy rains that
Soybean checkoff board seeks pre-proposals from researchers - SALISBURY, Md. - Researchers seeking funding from
Fair officials satisfied with attendance, in spite of rains - BY CARYL VELISEK AFP Correspondent - TIMONIUM, Md. - The 125th Maryland State Fair is

September 5, 2006

Heather Buritsch, left, of Talbot County Cooperative Extension, along with Teresa Kampmeyer, district conservationist for Talbot County; Craig Zinter, Talbot County district manager; Kenneth Staver, of the Wye Research and Education Center; and Doug Gill, of the University of Maryland-College Park talk about environmental opportunities in agriculture at last Monday’s forum.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Kratochvil explains cover crop yield loss controversy - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS Senior Editor - Maryland farmers are
Ag summit will consider potential for prosperity - DANVILLE, Va. - The fourth annual Virginia Agriculture Summit will
Ag forum chief of staff shares survey results - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - EASTON, Md. - Area farmers and
Switching to biodiesel? Here’s where to find it - By SANDY DAVIS
The Maryland Soybean Board - So, you’re going green.
You’ve just bought a
No near-Miss for Lechlider in Timonium - TIMONIUM - Kimberly Lechlider of Montgomery County is
Virginia Family Farm Festival set for Sept. 23 - GREEN BAY, Va. - A "Virginia Family Farm Festival" will
Davis brothers sticking with the program - GOLTS, Md. - Olin and Allen Davis have
Cooper’s Wye Oak Award among 4-H honors - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - TIMONIUM, Md. - The Maryland

August 29, 2006


Mark Eberspacher, a Dorchester County (Md.) farmer, talks to state and local officials last Thursday about changes to farm equipment, the energy situation and the next generation of farmers.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Popularity of Md.’s cover crop sign-ups spur changes - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Due to the
State, local officials tour Dorchester County sites - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - Many state and local officials turned out for
Number of farms drops 13,400 in U.S. over mid-’90s - WASHINGTON D.C. - Between 1992 and 1997 about
MCAC honors Rudell Beall at luncheon - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Each year during the
Annual luncheon honors Duncan at home-built Ag Center - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Maryland’s Montgomery County celebrates its
LEAD program seeks applications by Oct. 1 deadline - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - The LEAD Maryland Foundation Inc., the
Farm equipment stolen from seven states found in Pa. - TREVORTON, Pa. (AP) - A major operation dealing in

August 22, 2006

Gov. Robert Ehrlich, right, announced the expansion of Maryland’s cover crop program last week with members of his cabinet at Sidney and Kay Richardson’s farm in Willards, Md. From left, Ronald Franks, secretary of the Department of Natural Resources; Kendl Philbrick, secretary of the Department of Environment; Fred Davis, director of the Maryland Energy Administration; Lew Riley, secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture; and John Brooks, MDA deputy secretary.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Cover crop program sees funding, acreage increase - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - WILLARDS, Md. - For the second time in
BARC gets new poultry facility for research, development - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - BELTSVILLE, Md. - Officials gathered last week for
TV ads promote local watermelons to Boston area - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - As part of a campaign to
Iron Chef Cookoff kicks off Farm-City Celebration - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - A Howard County volunteer
Maryland State Fair begins 125th year on Friday - TIMONIUM, Md. - In its 125th year, the Maryland State Fair keeps a
Md. farmers honored for stewardship, sustainability - Chestertown, Md. - Maryland farmers Edwin and

AUGUST 15, 2006

Roaming the Queen Anne’s County Fair in Centreville, Md., last Wednesday evening, four young ladies representing their respective county Farm Bureaus, paused for a photo in front of a dairy barn, inset. Inside, a cow, at first reluctant to get into the picture, popped up obviously attracted to the hair of Miss Queen Anne’s County Farm Bureau Niki Novak, second from right, who bravely stood her ground. The others, who will vie for the title of Miss Maryland Agriculture at the Maryland State Fair on Aug. 25, are, from left, Elizabeth Bradley, Caroline County; Lauren McCollister, Dorchester County; and Michelle Miller, Kent County.
Photo by Bruce Hotchkiss

Gov. Robert Ehrlich, third from left, joins U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman in cutting the ribbon for Maryland’s first state owned E85 ethanol pump in Baltimore last week.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Md. opens first state-owned ethanol pump - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - BALTIMORE - Gov. Robert Ehrlich repeated his
Maryland’s ag college undergoes alterations - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland College of
Ehrlich sets up two-year pledge to land preservation - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - QUEEN ANNE, Md. - A two-year commitment in
Virginia State set to conduct rural business workshops - Virginia State University’s Rural Entrepreneurship and
MALPF permanently preserves almost 248,000 acres - ANNAPOLIS, Md - The Maryland Board of
Monsanto: Vistive beans performing 'better than expected' - CENTREVILLE, Md. - A new soybean variety called Vistive is
MGPA determined to find suitable site for ethanol plant - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Chesapeake Ethanol LLC, an
AgrAbility makes life easier for disabled farmers - By Brenda Ruggiero
Courtesy The Republican - OAKLAND, Md. - It’s no secret that farming is
Four Queen Anne’s County, Md. farm families honored - CENTREVILLE Md. - By way of formally recognizing the

August 8, 2006

Breck Debnam, a non-voting member of the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, helps count ballots in Annapolis last Tuesday. The board is responsible for administering the state’s grain checkoff program. Maryland farmers voted to keep the checkoff program, 250-14.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Johans proclaims Aug. 6-12 as National Farmers' Market Week - WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns, joined
Delaware Extension announces new hirings - Newark, Del. - University of Delaware Cooperative Extension has
MGPA, Hoot 'pleased' with referendum results - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Grain farmers from across the
87th annual Delaware State Fair deemed a success - HARRINGTON, Del. - Near midnight on
Recipients of top honors recognized - HARRINGTON, Del. - Each year, the Delaware State Fair receives
Hulless barley may be worth farmers’ efforts as cover crop - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — Hulless barley may
Field Crops Research Twilight Tour slated for Aug. 24 - UPPER MALBORO, Md. - A "Field Crops Research Twilight Tour, Barbecue & Ice Cream Social" will

August 1, 2006

Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lewis R. Riley, left, finds time to chat during the Maryland Commodity Classic on July 27. The festivities drew about 250 people to the 4-H Park in Queen Anne’s County, Md.
Photo by Kevin George

QA’s County hosts Maryland Commodity Classic

Monsanto-Perdue plan to introduce new beans to East Coast markets - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Using the eighth annual
Hoot 'floored' to win annual Miller Award - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Calling her “the sweetheart of


DPI, DDA stick to farm-friendly message

By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - GEORGETOWN, Del. - To make the non...


Derickson cleans up at dairy portion at Delaware State Fair - By CAROL KINSLEY - Staff Writer - HARRINGTON, Del. - Logan Derickson of
Soybean leader testifies in Senate hearing on farm bill - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Ag Committee has
Del. diesel-sulfur standard generator regulation delayed - By MARK A. PRETTYMAN - On Jan. 11, Regulation No. 1144, “Control of

July 25, 2006

A herd of more than 1,000 cows keeps the milking parlor at Jones Family Farm going around the clock. The farm was one of the stops on this year Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers' Young Cooperators Summer Break in Kent County, Md.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Tour aims to show dairy operators different methods - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY Staff Writer - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - In past years, the
Report defines future of Md. agriculture - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Making Maryland’s agricultural industry more
Del. farmers meet with DDA team - By CAROL KINSLEY
Staff Writer - HARRINGTON, Del. - A reception was held on
Researchers monitor Virginia's soybean crop for rust - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech’s researchers are
Annual Commodity Classic will be 'don’t miss' meeting - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - The agenda for Thursday’s eighth annual
Animal quarantine facility a possibility - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Department of Agriculture has
Carroll County pigs to be killed to prevent disease spread - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Department of
Hulless barley incentives in place - By LYNNE HOOT
Executive Director
Maryland Grain Producers Association
Maryland farmers will have an

Delaware State Fair Special Coverage - Published in The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper July 18, 2006

Tom Yeager and Kevin Hay unload tools from their Taylor & Messick truck in preparation for cleaning up the grounds around the John Deere building on the fairgrounds in Harrington, Del. During fair week, there will be a lot of the bigger equipment on display for farmers and homeowners to visit.
Photo by Carol Kinsley

Killmons ready for Delaware State Fair - By CAROL KINSLEY - Staff Writer - The Delaware State Fair is a
Del. soybean board, state fair team up to use biodiesel - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - HARRINGTON, Del. - This year at the
Fair has deep roots in state’s history - The Delaware State Fair, as it is
Outstanding Delaware youth to be honored at fair - This year’s Delaware State Fair theme is

July 18, 2006

Penny Wilson, of Washington D.C., checks out some of the hogs in the livestock barn at the Talbot County Fair last Thursday with her children Olivia, 5, and Reed, 3. The family was vacationing in St. Michaels, Md., and visited the fair on Thursday. “This is just really great because everything is so accessible,” Wilson said. “I love for my kids to see animals and see other kids raising animals.”
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Maryland’s farmers may be eligible for distaster loans - By STEPHANIE JORDAN- Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Disaster loans were
Local United Soybean Board members get down to business - BALTIMORE - The day after being welcomed to
Moore receives service award - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Guy Moore, a
Numbers aid western shore in ag agents’ softball game - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - BERLIN, Md. - It has been a tradition in
Referendum to recertify Md.’s grain checkoff set for July 28 - EDGEWATER, Md. - A referendum to recertify the
Farm Credit System marks 90th anniversary of service - WESTMINSTER, Md. - Rural America’s customer-owned partner, the
MGPUB awards nearly $340,000 in checkoff funds throughout Md. - EDGEWATER, Md. - The Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board, known
Maryland Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations due Oct. 6 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - To honor the leaders of

Delaware State Fair Special Coverage - Published in The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper July 18, 2006

Tom Yeager and Kevin Hay unload tools from their Taylor & Messick truck in preparation for cleaning up the grounds around the John Deere building on the fairgrounds in Harrington, Del. During fair week, there will be a lot of the bigger equipment on display for farmers and homeowners to visit.
Photo by Carol Kinsley

Killmons ready for Delaware State Fair - By CAROL KINSLEY - Staff Writer - The Delaware State Fair is a
Del. soybean board, state fair team up to use biodiesel - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - HARRINGTON, Del. - This year at the
Fair has deep roots in state’s history - The Delaware State Fair, as it is
Outstanding Delaware youth to be honored at fair - This year’s Delaware State Fair theme is

July 11th 2006

Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse enjoys the view at World Trade Center in Baltimore, Md., last Friday night at a United Soybean Board reception. Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Soybean farmers congregate in Baltimore - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - BALTIMORE, Md. - Soybean farmers from across the
Workshops let MDA, counties share ideas for ag land usage - By KEVIN GEORGE and SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Department of Agriculture hosted its
Commission branches out with Wright - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - CHURCH CREEK, Md. - Amelia "Mimi" Wright was
The Delmarva Farmer decides on scholarship winners - EASTON, Md. - Matthew Barton, Wendee Killmon and Julie Roop were
Farmer allows firetruck to be on duty after road collapses - By CAROL KINSLEY - SEAFORD, Del. - Willin Farm Inc. has a new piece of
Registration on for Wetlands Reserve Program's reverse auction - WASHINGTON D.C. - The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announced last
Md.'s Talbot County fair will feature cake auction - EASTON, Md. - The Talbot County (Md.) 4-H is
Virginia State to conduct Shenandoah Valley farm tour - PETERSBURG, Va. - Virginia State University’s Small Farm Outreach Program, in
Choptank/Nanticoke farmers rewarded with federal funds - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland farmers in the Choptank and

July 4th 2006

Rows of soybean plants submerged in a field on State Route 18 in Cannon, Del., show some of the damage done by recent heavy rains.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Torrential rains swamp Delmarva Peninsula with heavy damage - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Torrential rains ranging anywhere from five
Western Md. glad to get some relief, but 'it could have been a little too much' - By CARYL VELISEK - The rain was more than welcome in many
Storms unable to dampen spirits at Chicken Festival - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - SNOW HILL, Md. - An estimated crowd of 25,000 people turned out
Fitzgerald steps down as MACAA's president - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - OCEAN CITY, Md. — The presidency of the
Almquist assumes full-time assignment in Cecil Co., Md. - Dave Almquist has assumed permanent responsibility as
Junior angus show attracts 301 entries - By CARYL VELISEK - HARRISONBURG, Va. - Jessica Willis of Union Bridge, Md., exhibited the

JUNE 27, 2006

Congressman Wayne Gilchrist, R-Md., left, speaks at last week’s grand opening of Maryland Biodiesel. James and Ginger Warren, center, own the company, and their son Brian Warren, right, will be vice president.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Warrens open first biodiesel plant in Maryland - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - BERLIN, Md. - Most people pass the
Ag teachers gather for 25th annual conference - By KEVIN GEORGE - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - The National Agriculture in the
Del. launches new promotional ag campaign - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. - With the hope of getting more

Virginia small grain farmers host trade team from Brazil - Virginia small grain farmers got a chance to tout their
DPI, soybean boards tickled with new campaign’s results - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Two months ago, the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. and
Gunther bash draws $7,391 for new Hospice House - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - CENTREVILLE, Md. -The treasuries of the
Second annual Farming 101 class to be offered in August - WINCHESTER, Va. - Virginia Cooperative Extension is

June 20, 2006


Steve Kohlbeck, a sales representative with Crites-Moscow Growers Inc., examines the pea crop at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, Del., at last Tuesday’s Pea Twilight Tour.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Maryland Ag Commission presents report to Riley - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The presentation of the
Hearing looks at zoning law - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - EASTON, Md. - The ongoing debate over land use in
Alberto could raise threat of soybean rust - Could Tropical Storm Alberto increase the
Retail biodiesel pump opens in Queen Anne’s County - Centreville, Md. - Hillside Quick Serve in Centreville, Md.,
Farm community celebrates Gunther’s 33 years of service - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Hailed as a man who was able to blend old

June 13, 2006

Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel President Marty Ross inspects the company’s soon-to-be-completed processing plant in Clayton, Del. The plant will process refined soybean oil into biodiesel.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Clayton biodiesel plant on cusp of production - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - CLAYTON, Del. - With the finishing touches being put on
University:New Avian Biosciences Center open - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - GEORGETOWN, Del. - The University of Delaware announced the
NAIS draws debate with ID system in early stages - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - With the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) still in
Anonymous gift to help Virginia Extension revitalize communities - Blacksburg, Va. - An anonymous donor has made a
Md. Ag group to release new statewide plan on Wednesday - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A meeting of the Maryland Agricultural Commission will be
Beef & Potato Cook-off set for Delaware in July - HARRINGTON, Del. - The Delaware Beef Advisory Board and
Moore, of Sudlersville, Md., among new USB directors - New appointees to build upon current successes of U.S. soybean farmers
Virginia’s ag expo set for Aug. 10 - BRANDY STATION, Va. - This year the Virginia Ag Expo will be

June 6, 2006

Diana Von, left, watches as her son Vincent learn about composting from New Castle County Master Gardener Hetty Francke. The Von’s were one of many families that went to Woodside Creamery in Hockessin, Del. on last Saturday for A Day on the Farm.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Center looks to strengthen preparedness - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - When an F5 scale tornado ripped through
Chesapeake Fields looks to expand - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - With big plans for the future and
Ethanol market expansion sparks corn supply questions - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - With the opening of the nation’s 100th ethanol plant

May 30, 2006

The Fosters’ border collie, Candy, knows there’s no sense crying over spilled milk. The family’s dairy operation boasts more than 100 head of cattle and serves as the headquarters for Chapel’s Country Creamery.
Photo by Kevin George

For Fosters, the cheese stands alone - EASTON, Md. - Never really caring for the taste of
MAEF takes time to honor founders and eye its future - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - On the grounds of the pristine
Third forum addresses niche markets - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - EASTON, Md. - Niche markets were discussed at
Senate bill would recreate new ag research institute - By CAROL KINSLEY - VIENNA, Md - Legislation to establish a National Institute for
LEAD class returns from China trip - The LEAD Maryland Foundation Inc. Class IV Fellows recently
Commercial vegetable field day scheduled at Virginia St. - ETTICK, Va. - Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University will
Kaine gets hands dirty for Ag Month - SURRY, Va. - When Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine arrived at

May 23, 2006

The Kilby’s used a silo at their calf barn to promote their ice cream. They plan on putting another cone on the opposite side for more exposure.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Nothing 'plain vanilla' at Kilby Cream - RISING SUN, Md. — Lisa Kilby and Megan Coleman, the
Strawberry season delights: Can we extend them? - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — With strawberry season in full
Mother starling thwarts crucial pest research - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - PAINTER, Va. — This story comes in two parts. Here is
Denton annexation faces action by Caroline County - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - DENTON, Md. — A civil action brought by
Driver-trainer Belote remembered as 'always smiling' - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - HARRINGTON, Del. — Funeral services were held
Festival sees 50,000 visitors - By CARYL VELISEK - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. — The Maryland Sheep and Wool festival is

May 16, 2006

Linda and Jim Brown converted their dairy farm to a Christmas tree farm in 1988 so they could afford to stay in farming. They have 7,000 trees on 50 acres. Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Browns enjoy being able to branch out - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - GLENELG, Md. — Their dairy farm was a way of
Del. names Camp new marketing manager - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. - Hoping to increase awareness and
Bison roaming the plains of Hurlock, Md. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - HURLOCK, Md. - For most folks, bison are animals that
Md.'s ag dean Wei shaking things up - By Christina Lee
Courtesy The Diamondback - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — While students and visitors
Va. specialist gets to 'root' of the matter with ginseng - PETERSBURG, Va. -Why would Andy Hankins, alternative

VIEWPOINT
What we’re being told is absolute nonsense
- By ROBERT BAKER
President
Delaware Farm Bureau
The Delaware Farm Bureau has taken a

May 9, 2006

Max Dubansky repairs skis to make sure they’re in good condition for the next snowfall inside the lodge he built during the offseason.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Dubansky family busy reaching for the skis - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - OAKLAND, Md. — Cross country skiing isn’t usually
Two farmer groups sue for property rights in Del. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. — Two farmer groups and several
Poultry, nursery industries were prepared for immigrants' boycott - Landscapers rescheduled jobs or worked Saturday - By CAROL KINSLEY
Handful of processing plants closed on Monday - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Gunther’s retirement bash could draw 1,000 to 4-H park - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - CENTREVILLE, Md. — They’re throwing a party for
Delaware family featured in ABC's 'Wife Swap' episode - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - WYOMING, Del. — When Jenn and Randy Ridgely, owners of
Schwartz memorial to be dedicated in Boonsboro on Saturday - BOONSBORO, Md. — A garden and resting place to

May 2, 2006


Signs promoting the safety, taste and nutrition of chicken line a roadside in Georgetown, Del. - Photo by Sean Clougherty

Poultry, soybean industries unite to assure consumers chicken is safe - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Maryland and Delaware Soybean Boards teamed up
Forum focuses on sustaining agriculture by way of energy - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - EASTON, Md. — Sustaining grain agriculture through energy and


Brent Kenney said planters like these are Grist Mill Gardens’ bread and butter, but predicting what colors and flowers customers would want from week to week can be challenging.
Photo by Sean Clougherty

Kenneys stay rooted with greenhouse setup - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - PITTSVILLE, Md. — Grist Mill Gardens could have
Delmarva officials win honors from poultry folk - SALISBURY, Md. — Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich received the
Frederick County, Md.: One million and planting - By CARYL VELISEK - MT. AIRY, Md. — “One million trees and still
Farmers' markets hit Delaware - MILFORD, Del. — The Milford Riverwalk Farmers’ Market opened

April 25, 2006

Guy Hohenhaus, state veterinarian at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, expressed concerns about the federal government’s preparedness at last week’s roundtable in Georgetown. Also pictured, Tom Holder, left, a veterinarian at Allen’s Hatchery and Maryland Deputy Secretary of Agriculture John Brooks.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Industry officials come together to discuss bird flu - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - GEORGETOWN, Del. — Various members of the
'Saving Our Harvest' debuts - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - EASTON, Md. — In the 1840s a few pioneering entrepreneurs in

This can held Ed Kee’s extra pens at his book-signing last Friday.
Photo by Bruce Hotchkiss

Company looks to design, develop soy-based vaccines - CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Owners of start-up companies —
NRCS provides $2.9 million to protect Md. farmland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Ginger Murphy, state conservationist for
UDel offers soil testing - NEWARK, Del. — "Too much is never enough" may be


April 18, 2006

Speaker of the House Michael Busch, far right, D-30th Dist., talked about the importance of the Ag Stewardship bill during a February press conference. Other members of the house, along with Farm Bureau President Buddy Hance, far left, and Maryland executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Kim Coble, not shown, also voiced their support.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

'Things are looking good for agriculture in Annapolis' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The 2006 legislative session came to a


High school unveils new greenhouse - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - EASTON, Md. — Easton High school opened a


Pugh grabs reins for Va. grain growers - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The reins held by the executive director of
Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team claims second place - SAN LUIS OBISOPO, Calif. — The Virginia Tech Soil Judging Team finished second
Pure economics is root of agriculture industry’s woes - By Marty Ross - The industry of agriculture is in a
U.S. farm income derived often from off-farm sources - By PAM WILEY - WASHINGTON — U.S. farms are keeping pace
Why I would not be a farmer - By Alan Caruba - Time was, most Americans were
One-pass weed control helps dairymen focus on cows - By Catherine Wang - RIDGELY, Md. — For dairymen in the
Mandatory registration to speed response to Avian Disease - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Poultry diseases like exotic

April 11, 2006


Russell Brinsfield, Dorchester County farmer and Executive Director of the Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology, addresses a question about agricultural land values at a lecture in Salisbury, Md.

Photo by Sean Clougherty


Downzoning may not be big factor in land value- By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - SALISBURY Md. — Downzoning agricultural and
Tests reveal Schisler pig had parasite - No part of animal was sold, consumed - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of
Farmer scholarship deadline is May 20 - EASTON, Md. — The Delmarva Farmer is offering
Maryland residents attend forum on sustaining ag land - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - EASTON, Md. — Sustaining agriculture was on the
AgrAbility offering aid to farmers dealing with stress - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - PRINCESS ANNE — Two and a half
Del. Dept. of Agriculture names new veterinarian - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del.—Michael Vanderklok, D.V.M. was
Md. Senate approves bill giving millions for farmer assistance - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — After promising for months that
Schwartzbeck family one of region's 'Master Farmers' - By CARYL VELISEK - UNION BRIDGE, Md. — The Schwartzbeck Family of
Yearling bull highlights Wye’s annual Angus sale - By CARYL VELISEK - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — A yearling bull topped the sale

Paul Gunther says that currently 60 percent of Queen Anne’s County residents work out of the Maryland county. If that commute time could be saved, more citizens would have time to volunteer in community organizations or help out with Girl Scouts or Little League baseball or the like.
Photo by Bruce Hotchkiss


Farmers forced to deal with drought-like March - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Farmers from the Mid-Atlantic region are
Africanized Honey Bees could pose problems - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. — The biggest topic buzzing around the
Gunther, McDowell hoping to harvest votes in November - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Two men — one a Republican, the other a
Delaware’s Ag Day set for April 29 - NEWARK, Del. — Ag Day has become one of
Annual open house attracts thousands to MDA - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of
Davis new Virginia Director of Rural Development - RICHMOND, Va. — Ellen M. Davis of New Kent County, Va.,
Brown farm among those to be showcased in tour - Tim Brown says he’s learning how
Md. county unveils its new brochure - Frederick County, Md., has issued a full
LEAD Maryland, Delaware recruiting for next class of fellows - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — The LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., a
Harford County farmers named CBF Conservationists of Year - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named
Eatons protect Walnut Grove Farm in Queen Anne’s County, Md. - CENTREVILLE, Md. — William and Phyllis Eaton can now


March 28, 2006

Auction staff and buyers walk down rows of tobacco to determine the grade and price for the crop.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan


Md. tobacco auction sells smallest volume ever - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - HUGHESVILLE, Md. — Thirty years ago, as much as
Burris, 79, great contributor to agriculture - Funeral services were held Thursday, March 23, for
Some weeds showing signs of resistance - Dr. Ron Ritter, veteran University of Maryland Extension weed
Farm Bureau renews commitment to women in agriculture - By Lynne Finnerty - A woman, Sybilla Masters, invented a


March 21, 2006

Taking a break from meeting legislators, LEAD Maryland fellows were allowed to climb the 140-plus steps to the top of the dome on the Maryland State Capital. Bill Bishoff, left, of Garrett County and Kevin Conover of Prince George’s County take in the view.
Photo by Sean Clougherty


Ken Korando, left, with wife Ann, center, and daughter Melissa make nine award-winning wines under their Solomon’s Island Winery brand.
Photo by Sean Clougherty


Ag, Bay groups remain wary - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - For years, the agricultural community has
Poultry vaccine gets USDA license - WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of
LEAD takes in tour of capital while preparing for China trip - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On one of its
Wineries corked up waiting for resolution - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - LUSBY, Md. — Ken Korando wants to
Perdue plant suffers smoke, water damage - SEAFORD, Del. — There was a minor fire at
Beefmobile wrangler piles up miles during campaign - By CARYL VELISEK - Tracey Orsburn is a Beefmobile Wrangler. She is one
National Animal Identification system more needed with latest scare - By CARYL VELISEK - Another case of BSE in the U.S. was

March 14, 2006

Blackwater 'is actually annexation at its worst' - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The issue of developing too
Changes in climate may affect milk production - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. — Climate change was the
Va. corn growers elect new officers - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - RICHMOND, Va. — At their annual meeting in
Brown gets a farm to run while Riggs keeps it from developers - By KEVIN GEORGE - CENTREVILLE, Md. — Bill Riggs found a
Colburn: Students in ag activities shouldn’t be marked absent - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Several people testified last

March 7, 2006

Trespassing deer in store for a FAIR battle? - By CAROL KINSLEY - GEORGETOWN, Del. — A “club” of farmers in
Alternative tobacco uses discussed to aid industry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — With more than 90 percent of
Going once, going twice, ... married! - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. — Whether it be hunting for spare
Deadline nears for most crop insurance policies on March 15 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland farmers have until
Colorado potato beetle’s resistance threatens crops - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With potato planting approaching in

February 28, 2006

Commission focusing on animal waste management - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - DOVER, Del. — The focus of this
Maryland honors 11 families with Century Farm awards - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Gov. Robert Ehrlich and Department of
Corn, soy producers challenge each other - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - RICHMOND, Va. — One objective of the
Farmer warns of using VNS seeds - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - RUTHSBURG — It’s called "pasture wheat" or
Conference discusses getting technology to help farming - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Transferring technology to
Potato growers gather for conference in Atlantic City - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Potato growers from all
Maryland Farmers tutored on grain marketing - By KEVIN GEORGE - EASTON, Md. — The sixth and final

February 21, 2006

Profitability pinpointed as key issue for agriculture - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Those gathered at
Outlook forum ponders where agriculture stands - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - ARLINGTON, Va. — The catch phrase for

Remembering Md.’s first ag secretary
By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. — Farm and political leaders across
CFO founder says organization makes a difference - By CARYL VELISEK - You may have seen them at the fair,
George is newest addition to Delmarva Farmer staff - Kevin George of Queen Anne, Md., has accepted the
Frederick animal health lab will offer necropsy services 3 days a week - By CARYL VELISEK - The Maryland animal health lab in Frederick is back in business.
Frederick County man to serve 18 months for sheep deaths - BY CARYL VELISEK - A 23-year-old Frederick County man will

February 14, 2006

Women gather in Dover, attend workshop sessions - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - DOVER, Del. — Looking for new avenues to stay
Ag land funding will rise in Maryland - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - RUTHSBURG, Md. — Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lewis Riley says
Virginia FSA starting to get producers out of line and online - RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia farmers have long had
School bill to receive hearing on March 9 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill that would lift from
Watermelon conventioners crown queen, discuss future - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - OCEAN CITY, Md. — At the Mar-Del Watermelon Convention, association members
Wei intends to create new department for college - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - COLLEGE PARK, Md. — A proposal to create a

February 7, 2006

Farm Bureau seeks clarification of absence policy - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Little did 17-year-old Lauren Daffin know when she
Hutchison family added to Maryland Ag Hall of Fame - By KEVIN GEORGE - GLEN BURNIE, Md. — More than 800 people in
Protest swells against Dorchester development - A last-ditch attempt to block the construction of
Powell named acting chief of MDA marketing, development - Mark S. Powell has been appointed acting

January 31, 2006

Farmers, CBF lend to support to Ag Stewardship Act - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Farmers, environmental groups and
Del. LEAD to begin in 2007 - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - The LEAD Maryland Foundation is undergoing a
From Cambridge, with love - By CAROL KINSLEY - Johnny LeBlanc and the sheriff were
Agro-Ecology Center, UMD re-ink alliance pact - The Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. and
Fletcher Farm protected by conservation groups, family - Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and Maryland Environmental Trust have

January 24, 2006

Del. Vegetable Growers honors Breeding, Yingling - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - HARRINGTON, Del. — Vegetable growers from all
State leaders pledge to protect ag, environment - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — State leaders and environmentalists came
Va. fertilizer bills up for consideration - By CAROL KINSLEY - Two bills regarding fertilizer are under
Md. farmers contribute to get ethanol to state vehicles - With a financial jump-start from Maryland’s grain
Future Harvest lets farmers know they are not alone - By CARYL VELISEK - Farmers can do their own research in
Delmarvalous Melons brand looks to raise funds - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - At last year’s Delaware Vegetable Grower’s Conference, Ed Kee

January 17, 2006

Swaine father, son honored at Corn Club banquet - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The Swaine family of Royal Oak harvested the
Market for corn stoves heating up - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - As energy prices continue to rise, more
Delaware, Kentucky Farm Bureaus receive Eagle Awards - The Delaware Farm Bureau was one of
Fishermen, farmers unite to ask Ehrlich for conservation funds - ANNAPOLIS, MD — Members of Maryland’s agricultural and
EQIP to help install conservation practices

January 10, 2006

Virginia legislators urged to 'think about farmers' - RICHMOND—Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders have
Farmers will help set policies - NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Twenty-two Virginia Farm Bureau representatives will
Ag conference addresses issues for farmers in '06 - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - BELLE HAVEN, Va. — Biodiesel, soybean rust and
Diem honored at ag conference - By TED SHOCKLEY - EASTERN SHORE NEWS - BELLE HAVEN, Va. — Former Northampton County agricultural extension
Maryland’s Glenn Holland ends 18 years of service to soybean industry - On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005, Glenn Holland attended his

January 3. 2006

Easton to use biodiesel in airport vehicles - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The airport at Easton, Md. is
CFI looks to raise $1.4 million for business park, visitor center - Chesapeake Fields Institute Inc., (CFI) has launched an
Local experts list improvements to 'Green Payments' program - The new federal Conservation Security Program, according to
Value-added grants: Another tool in the box - By Marlene Elliott - State Director - USDA Rural Development

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