Passing on knowledge from Annie - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - Her name was Annette Kohlhagen. Her
Commission to decide on plan’s future - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Updates from the
FFA Alumni looks to play bigger role for ag - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - The FFA has played an important role in
Barnes first woman appointed to Va. Corn Board - The Virginia Corn Board has welcomed its

House has addressed many of Maryland’s concerns - By Roger L. Richardson - Secretary Maryland Department of Agriculture - It is said often that

Thoughts on the 2007 Farm Bill - By Michael Scuse Secretary Delaware Department of Agriculture - The proposed 2007 Farm Bill legislation, as

Phipps steers his first convention for Maryland F.B. - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Raw milk sales, nighttime deer
'Maryland farmers changing with the times' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Farmers attending last
Harting announces retirement from UMES - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Katherine “Kat” Harting, for
Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisor Award goes to Otto - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Charles Otto of Maryland’s Somerset County was
Hopewell City Council OKs ethanol plant - By JANE W. GRAHAM - AFP Correspondent -HOPEWELL, Va. - A vote by the Hopewell City Council
Delegates offer warm welcome to Hance in return to O.C. - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - OCEAN CITY, Md. - The speaker may still
No contest: Maryland FB incumbents retain posts - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - OCEAN CITY, Md. - There are only a
Md. Farm Bureau considers by-laws, political contributions - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Maryland Farm Bureau
Many policy suggestions pass easily - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Many policies were
Property rights parameters put DFB delegates on alert - By CAROL KINSLEY- AFB Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - Property rights was a

Va. grain producers seeking renewable fuel standard - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent -CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Virginia Grain Producers Association wants
Delaware FB finds politics is woven into farm life now - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - As delegates to the
Kaine praises ag, forestry as No. 1 industry in Virginia - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - CHANTILLY, Va. - Virginia famers are
Uva aiming to improve ag’s exposure on Mid-Shore - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - EASTON, Md. - Working with different agencies and
ASA among ag groups disappointed in slow Farm Bill progress - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - WASHINGTON D.C. - When the Senate returns

General Assembly approves $50 million yearly for Bay - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland General Assembly has
Maryland Ag Commission aims to raise its exposure - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - At the November meeting of
Recordkeeping key to successful organic farming - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - “Keep good records. Keep good
Stull, Hance disappointed in attendance at Farm Forum - BY CARYL VELISEK- AFP Correspondent - LIBERTYTOWN, Md. - State Delegate Paul Stull,
Cashman honored as Fair Person of the Year - HAGERSTOWN, Md. -
The Maryland Association of
Anderson: ‘World oil supply is dwindling’ - By Carol Kinsley - AFP Correspondent - TIMONIUM, Md. - Energy is
Goodlatte outlines proposed disaster law in Congress - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - U.S.Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., is
‘Think like a consumer’ important to direct marketing - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - “There’s nothing wrong

MDA, MDE to set CAFO regulations for poultry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - A meeting earlier this month tipped off
LEAD Maryland, Delaware gather to study poultry, pickle industries - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS -Senior Editor - What are the major issues, perhaps better
Del. Ag Week to begin Jan. 7 - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - Delaware Ag Week will feature a
VGPA works with legislators to help Virginia farmers - By SHANNON T. ALLEN - AFP Correspondent - Fresh from the merger of the
Aquaculture is viable industry for Md. - By Sean Clougherty - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A presentation of
VCA goes to Congress - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - The Virginia Cattlemen’s Association has

Outrage still lingers after accusations from RFK Jr. - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - The Maryland physician who
Corner of southwest Va. still - 'super dry' - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - The Drought of 2007 is still
Bounds: Farmers must remain diligent - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - When Kenny Bounds was
MAEF auctions bring in $4,750 at annual dinner - GLEN BURNIE, Md. - The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) held
Small family farms excluded from federal propane regulations - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - A federal regulation that could
Jones’ first bear shatters state mark by 129 pounds - HOOPERS ISLAND, Md. — Coty Jones’ bear-hunting career may
Three operations recognized at Farmer Education/Resource Day in Frederick - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - Three farms, all founded with

Kennedy attacks poultry industry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN Staff Reporter and BRUCE HOTCHKISS Senior Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - Poultry integrators took

Green Fund unlikely to be passed until at least Jan. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Green Fund had

Gansler observes review of farmer’s nutrient management plan - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - QUEEN ANNE, Md. - There were no

Kee honored by lima bean industry in Wisconsin - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - NEWARK, Del. - Ed Kee, veteran University of

Rains too late to help Virginia in 2007 - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - The rains that moved across Virginia in

ESLC announces recipients of Eastern Shore 2010 awards - Wye Mills, Md. - The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (ESLC) announced

Green Fund bill follow-up to be heard this Friday - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A follow-up to
Finally ... some rain hits region - By JANE W. GRAHAM -AFP Correspondent - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Rain finally came to
Remsberg pleased with photo exhibit turnout - - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - “A Georgic Odyssey: Where Your
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards, Roseda Beef Farm win grants - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - DICKERSON, Md. - Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyards in
Queen Anne’s County’s Hoxter joins work with MALPF - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Kim Hoxter, of
Del. livestock expo draws 525 entries to Harrington - By Sean Clougherty - Staff Reporter - HARRINGTON, Del. - Three years after its inception, the
Maryland sheep breeders hold 51st annual meeting - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WESTMINSTER, Md. - The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association held its

Mid-Shore farmers upset with council - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - Angry farmers in this
Persimmon harvest brings friends together - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - OWINGS, Md. - For Bill Preston, what
Drought moves Virginia Gov. Kaine to action - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia’s Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is
Farm Bureau honors New Castle County Family of the Year - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - TOWNSEND, Del. - A special tribute was
Doering: Ethanol industry faces plant cutbacks - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - BELTSVILLE, Md. - Ethanol concerns dominated
Poultry summit to be held on Eastern Shore - What is being billed as the Eastern Shore Poultry Summit will
Council creates ag specialist position with grant monies - DENTON, Md. — The Mid-Shore Regional Council, Inc. is

Wei: ‘Green’ building in plans for campus - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - CLARKSVILLE, Md. - The University of Maryland College of
Kitchen may be an asset for farmers in canning work - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - DENTON, Md. - A commercial kitchen,
SCFB clarifies view on developmental rights - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - One resolution was
MDA offers nutrient management plan writing, certification workshops - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Registration is now being
‘Ag Legends’ meet for third straight year for crab feast - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - They are called
Beckley enjoying early reign as Miss Maryland Agriculture - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Jamie Lee Beckley has been
Del., Md. ag deparments partners for show in Houston - HOUSTON - This year, for the first time ever,

Kaine asks for statewide disaster designation for Va. - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia’s long,
Delaware salutes Josephs, Hitchens - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - DOVER, Del. - Two Sussex County farm
Md. honors one with Bi-Centennial designation - By Stephanie Jordan - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Six farms were
Shelton targeting ways to boost enrollment for UMES ag studies - By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Gladys Gibson Shelton spent last
CRA selects conservation planner, seeks farmers’ trust - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - In an effort to
‘5-2-1 Almost None’ adding up to better kids’ health - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - GEORGETOWN, DEL. - An effort begun three
Ag groups try to find ways onto school menus - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - HARRINGTON, Del. - Childhood obesity is a

Accomack Co. students add ag to studies with Farm Tour Day - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - NEW CHURCH, Va. - Third-grade students from
Pumpkins dealt with three main pests in ’07 - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - Warm, dry
Myers’ role of marketing specialist designed to boost Western Maryland agribusiness ventures - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - Ginger Myers assumed the
Kent County (Del.) Farm Bureau hosts fall banquet - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - FELTON, Del. - Bruce Walton, former president - on
MidAtlantic Farm Credit names Bounds to new position - Westminster, Md. - Kenny Bounds of
Brown’s alfalfa hay garners him Hellen Burns Smyth grand prize - TIMONIUM, Md. - On Sept. 2 during this

Oct. 1 deadline looms on EPA diesel regulations - By SUSANNE ZILBERFARB - Special to The Delmarva Farmer - Farmers with
USDA’s Ag Secretary steps down - WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary
New building gives Del. Tech students opportunites - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Agriculture is
Gallagher to retire after 30 years with Extension - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - After 30 years and a
Maryland, Delaware see disappointing harvest estimates - Maryland corn harvest is 57 fewer bushels per acre from last year; Delaware soybean yields down 23 percent, the lowest since 1995
Ag task force to prepare report for Gov. O’Malley - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Incentives
Successful markets target good management practices - By SHANNON T. ALLEN - AFP Correspondent - Fredericksburg, Va. - Farmer’s market
Drought conditions continue drain on Virginia farms - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - The dry weather continues to

CBC report: Cover crops, switchgrass could pay off - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - BALTIMORE, Md. - Cover crops
Vacancies on path to being filled - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Agricultural Commission met
Tree farmers tour Somerset Co. operation - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - KINGSTON, Md. - Tree farmers from
Ground is broken for new agricultural center - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - Golden shovels

Reports released from poultry house inspections in Del. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - SEAFORD, Del. - Reports from inspections by
Corn-for-fuel essay draws rebuke from Md. farmers - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - BELTSVILLE, Md. - A
Tour showcases ag on Va.’s Eastern Shore - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - Hoping to showcase the
Task force discussing tax breaks to keep younger generations in ag - - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Reporter - SALISBURY, Md. - To investigate tax
Virginia drought zaps corn yield, threatens soybeans - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - Mother Nature’s game of
Two Va. crop associations merge forces to form VGPA - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - Two of Virginia’s major crop

Nottingham named new ag agent for Somerset Co. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Though not
Solution for recycling ag plastics still sought in Va. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY Staff Reporter - ACCOMAC, Va. - Though attempts to
O’Malley addresses ag leaders at state fair - TIMONIUM, Md. - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley addressed

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New immigration rule places more burden on farmers - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - The federal bureaucracy, unable or
DHS looks to redo propane regulation - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - A proposed Department of
Field day gives pest, variety recommendations - By SHANNON T. ALLEN- AFP Correspondent - WARSAW, Va. - With no confirmed cases
Farmers gather at museum, talk about next season - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - While most
USDA designates 22 Md. counties as natural disaster areas - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Elizabeth Anderson, state executive director
Beekeeper makes his own hives at Honey Bee Hill - By JANE W. GRAHAM - AFP Correspondent- LITTLE CREEK, Va. - Busy bees

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, left, enjoys some Chesapeake Bay Farms ice cream and cheese while talking with dairy farmers Danny, Linda and Laura Holland about their new value-added business venture earlier this month. The Hollands, fifth-generation Worcester County farmers, sell their products, which are made from the milk of their Glad-Mar Farm herd, regionally and at their market in Berlin, Md.
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High temps, drought continue to stress Va. crops - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - Hot record-breaking temperatures and
Talbot Corn Club set to mark 55th anniversary - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - The Talbot Corn
Maryland ag groups promote industry at beach - By Sean Clougherty - Staff Reporter - OCEAN CITY, Md. - As
Local fairs in Maryland taking steps to be more ‘green’ - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - Fairs are the original showcase for
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Virginia Ag Expo participants brave sweltering temperatures - By SHANNON T. ALLEN - AFP Correspondent - Charles City, Va. - Nearly 1,200
QA’s County honors four farm families - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Even as its
St. Andrew’s committed to preservation, sustainability - - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - MIDDLETOWN, Del. - In a conversation about
Four breeders share Ayrshire Field Day honors in Frederick - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - The senior championshps in
Chillas, Tatmans shine at goat show - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correrspndent - HARRINGTON, Del. - Rachel Chillas proved
NRV Club enjoys old tractors in Virginia - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - DUBLIN, Va. - Old tractors are

MGPA reassessing priorities regarding ethanol plant - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - “We need the
Researchers working to lower TSNAs in tobacco - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Even though the
Del. officials, poultry reps sign litter agreement - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - GREENWOOD, Del. - Stressing the
Jewell shows several gems at Del. State Fair - By CAROL KINSLEY- AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - Morgan Jewell racked
Whole Foods to celebrate Maryland ag on Saturday - ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Whole Foods Market Annapolis is

Grain train study gets $40K grant - FAIR HILL, Md. - Federal funding has been
Midwest USB members visit Delmarva - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - If there was ever a time to
O’Malley asks for disaster designation for Maryland counties - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - LA PLATA, Md. - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley asked
University researchers take ‘whole farm’ approach - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - MIDDLETOWN, Del. - Tucked away
Forage researcher offers tips for dealing with drought - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - The realization that there will
Bill introduced in U.S. Senate to adjust milk prices - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bill to adjust the
Luke Breza to represent aquaculture on Md. Ag Commission - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - During this month’s meeting of
Farmers attend reception to kick off Delaware State Fair - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - The Delaware Department of
Md.’s Dengler receives NRCS award for his work in grazing - The 2006 Pastureland Conservationist of the
Hotchkiss receives Miller award at Commodity Classic - CENTREVILLE, Md. - The Maryland Grain

Low path avian influenza strain found in Va. county - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. - A low pathogenic form
MASA asks for support of proposed Farm Bill - By CAROL KINSLEY - Executive Director - Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association took
Md. farm sees double victory at Holstein show - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - A summer yearling heifer and
P Diddy wins top honors, brings top dollar at Talbot fair - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS -Senior Edito -The introduction of 14-year-old
Frederick County group hosts farmers, consumers - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - The Maryland Small Farm Cooperative hosted
New leaders selected at Virginia 4-H Congress last month - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - BLACKSBURG, Va. - A white flag with a green

Md. proactive dealing with threat from gypsy moths - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland’s proactive
Maryland hoping to establish more vineyards to meet growing demand - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - SUDLERSVILLE, Md. - Golden Run Vineyard and
USDA reminds farmers of 2007 DCP registration deadline - Delaware and Maryland’s respective executive directors of
Soybean and grain growers invited to Commodity Classic - CENTREVILLE, Md. - The Maryland Grain Producers Association and
Rain a hit-or-miss factor - By AFP Staff Reports - The weather forecasts consistently
Livestock feed status different across Va. - By JANE W. GRAHAM - AFP Correspondent - Rain has hop-scotched across
Boordy Vineyards hosts ‘Taste of Spring’ - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - HYDES, Md. - The weather was perfect and
More than 200 show to honor Poole - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - More than 200 people
Renwood Farms set to host Va. Ag Expo - CHARLES CITY, Va. - Under the theme of

Md. Extension, MDA turning attention toward marketing - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - Consumer interest for
Haymore tapped to be Virginia’s ag commissioner - RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced the
Schoenian elected MACAA’s new president - By BRUCE HOTCKISS - Senior Editor - OCEAN CITY, Md. - Gathered for their
Gustafson new advisor for nutrient management - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter -CENTREVILLE, Md. - Christy Gustafson, of
Chapel’s Country Creamery stands alone - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - EASTON, Md. - Given the
National Pollinator Week inspires tour in Delmarva - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - Appropriately entitled
MACAA combine with ag agents from Delaware, Pennsylvania - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - OCEAN CITY, Md. - What is now a

It’s a mystery, my Deere - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - Joe Richardson, who will be 79
Lt. Gov. Brown gets hands-on education on poultry industry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - SALISBURY, Md. - Maryland Lt. Gov.
Virginia ag researchers welcome visitors to Painter -
By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
and STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporters -
PAINTER, Va. - As the growing
Va. areas converting to biodiesel - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech University and
NRCS names Hall Maryland’s new state conservationist - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Last week, the

Clarksville’s animal research role may be redefined - Equine research facility getting
shut down for six-month period - Plans to merge dairy herd with research herd in Beltsville studied
MAEF loses out on funds in MVA cuts - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - An increase in
‘So. Maryland. So Good’ puts out challenge to buy local - Hughesville , Md. - Southern Maryland is
Va. sites host six-member Chinese trade team - WINCHESTER, Va. - A six-member trade team
Women in Ag Network schedules vineyard and winery tour - Sudlersville, Md. - The Women in
Wright embraces chance to discuss issues that worry forest landowners - CHURCH CREEK, Md. - Last week, Mimi Wright,

Md. dairy judges off to Scotland - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS Senior Editor - Four University of Maryland dairy
Commission has open seats - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Next month’s Maryland Ag

Painter, Va. field day to be held June 25

PAINTER, Va. — The Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its annual field day on Monday, June 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m.
There is no charge, but pre-registration is requested. Call Mary Lauren Peyton at the center at 757-414-0724, ext. 11. The research center is located about 70 miles south of Salisbury, Md., and approximately one mile west of Painter, on Route 614.
Field day stops and discussions will include presentations on weed control, soil fertility, pest control and plant pathology.
The research center also will host its annual weed science field day the next day, Tuesday, June 26, starting at 9 a.m.
Many of the plots established for evaluation of new and commercially available herbicides and herbicide combinations will be available for viewing.
Studies are established in wheat, soybean, corn, cotton, squash, snap beans and potatoes. Other crops will be established this summer.


Charles H. West, 76 - MILFORD, Del. - Funeral services for


LEAD class learns forestry, teamwork in western Md. - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - DEEP CREEK LAKE, Md. - Imagine being
Place accepts MCE position - Dr. Nick Place, currently an

Shore farmers charge from gate for Md. cover crop - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - EASTON, Md. - The registration period for
White, 69, is remembered for making a difference - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Dr. Harlan Edward White, 69, who
ESLC releases ‘State of Shore on Growth’ report - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - Likening Maryland’s Eastern Shore to a
Brown to represent Maryland in national Angus contest - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - Lindsay Brown of
National Farmers Union expands carbon trading program - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - Millville, Pa. - The National Farmers Union has

Farmers hardly immune to rising fuel costs - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Reporter - Rising fuel prices are causing a rise in
Burris honored with dedication of bench, tree at 4-H facility - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - One of the men
Hydroponic greenhouse blossoming at UMES - By Sean Clougherty - Staff Reporter - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - With three years of a
Chesapeake Fields set to build online Web station - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - With small but
Johnson ends 32 years in federal service - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - Radford, Va. - Since 1994, Glenn Johnson’s avid
Bell getting back to nature with CSAs, farmers’ market - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - GREENWOOD, Del. - When Tim Bell moved with


Plant clinics, grain clubs headed to extinction? - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - The days on the
It’s too dry, but no ‘big problem’ for small grains - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - If every dark
Strawberry worries: weather, honey bees - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Reporter - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - Weather concerns and
Harris begins internship with LEAD Maryland - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - A young lady

Kuntz to leave MDA position - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Karin Kuntz is
Tillage study, nutrient data discussed at plant clinic - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - EASTON, Md. - Farmers say
Perdue using mailboxes to increase biosecurity - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Reporter - Stop signs on mailboxes have
Gov. O’Malley signs final agricultural bills into law - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Martin O’Malley signed
Marylanders bring in top honors - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - Ninety-five youth
DPI locks in electric rate for group - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., the

A national policy on tail-docking warranted - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY and BRUCE HOTCHKISS Staff Writers - A national policy, which is uniform, easily understood
No results released yet from EPA inspections - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - DOVER, Del. - No results
Festival remains a record-breaker - BY CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - WEST FRIENDSHIP, Md. - After 34 years,
Timmons new Extension poultry specialist - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - SALISBURY, Md. - Jennifer Timmons is
Purdue hosts staged rescues from grain terminals - BERLIN, Md. - Moments after an accident is
Is CCD limited to just honeybees? - By BRUCE HOTCHIISS - Senior Editor - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - All told, according to

Researchers working to answer CCD phenomenon - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - The nation’s honeybees have
Court finds in favor of DFB, Kent Co. farmers - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - DOVER, Del. - A judge last
MAEF able 2 XLR8 with Ag Tag program - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. - Not just anyone can
Mountaire Farms to start exporting chicken meat to Cuba - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - SELBYVILLE, Del. - By the end of this
Farmers from Queen Anne’s Co. learn about diversification - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - CENTREVILLE, Md. - As high corn
Honeybee may be small, but holds mighty role in agriculture - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - Never underestimate the importance, or
Virginia could see largest corn planting in 63 years - RICHMOND, Va. - It could be a busy

DPI honors 17 for their contributions at banquet - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - SALISBURY, Md. - More than
Thompson captivates audience at local FB women’s luncheon - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - NEW MIDWAY, Md. - Beverly Shoemaker gave a
Edigers will receive nat’l Extension prize - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - THURMONT, Md. - Dr. Ray Ediger and
WMREC celebrates 30 years of research - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - Thirty years ago, the
Class V explores sciences of ag issues - By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor - NEWARK, Del. — Research and technology were
Bt corn cleared in Colony Collapse Disorder - By GALEN P. DIVELY
Extension Pest Management Specialist - University of Maryland - Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has

Del. LEAD hosts joint seminar - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - NEWARK, Del. - The fledgling LEAD Delaware organization made
Gov. O’Malley visits Md.’s Lower Shore - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - HEBRON, Md. - Gov. Martin O’Malley began a
Conrad’s Extension service is honored - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. - Dave Conrad began
Pa. to join Md., Del. ag agents for annual meeting - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - "The trash talk has
Carbon sequestration could help farmers make money - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - MILLVILLE, Pa. - Growers no longer have
Large oil companies pursuing biodiesel tax incentive - CLAYTON, Del. - When he first decided to

Virginia crops damaged by Easter freeze - RICHMOND, Va. - A visit by Jack
Farmer, chefs come together - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - EASTON, Md. - Area produce growers
Program hits 'milestone' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - DOVER, Del. — Ninety-nine percent of
Service center for Talbot County in final planning stages - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - Final planning approvals are
Legislature passes bill to raise dairy hauling weights - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Gov. Martin O’Malley is
Va. conference points to bright future for women in ag - By SHANNON ALLEN
AFP Correspondent - WAYNESBORO, Va. - “We are women in
'Overall, a good session for agriculture' - Viewpoint
Conrad receives Director’s Award for Extension Excellence - GREENBELT, Md. - The entire faculty and

Scuse: EPA chose poultry farms on 'windshield inspections' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - Two farms in
DFB’s Jestice keeping busy as president and at home - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - LAUREL, Del. - L. Edward “Ed” Jestice Jr., like
Phipps takes helm for Maryland Farm Bureau - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - OWINGS, Md. - For almost two months, Mike Phipps has
Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. creates second electric buying group - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Following a
Committee picks three scholarship recipients - EASTON, Md. - Bethany Pavlik, Keith Johnson and
Profitability depends on corn yields, prices exceeding soybeans - By DANIEL DAVIDSON - DTN Agronomist - OMAHA - So how
ESLC opens branch office in Cambridge for L. Shore - Queenstown, Md. - Eastern Shore
Virginia Women in Agriculture Conference slated for April 12 - By SHANNON ALLEN - AFP Correspondent - WAYNESBORO, Va. - The 2007 Virginia Women in

DPI expected to make statement on surprise inspections - Poultry farms in Sussex County, Del., received
Anticipated corn acres to be most since 1944 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The March 30
Pleasanton's store offers local produce in Camden - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - CAMDEN, Del. - A new source of
Ag newspapers' Web site welcomes readers to online forum - EASTON, Md. - American Farm Publications Inc. has
Mountaire buys three Hostetter Shore sites - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - SELBYVILLE, Del. - Mountaire Farms, looking
LEAD Maryland honors fourth graduation class - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Members of Maryland’s agricultural
Right hybrid, high-nitrogen soil musts for corn-after-corn planting - By DANIEL DAVIDSON - DTN Agronomist - OMAHA - The amount of

Bee-killing CCD not out of control on Delmarva - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - As honey bee researchers struggle to
Virginia Tech ranked among top universities in ag research - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech’s rank for
Md. groups gather to discuss 2007 Farm Bill - By Carol Kinsley
AFP Correspondent - ANNAPOLIS, Md - Maryland Department of

Va. farmer donates 71-acre easement for museum - Fourth-generation Northumberland County, Va., farmer
Del. is 'water rich,' but needs monitoring - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Reporter - DOVER, Del. - Delaware is a
Early beans: To plant or not to plant? - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - Early beans, those early maturing soybean varieties, have a
Maryland holstein brings $43,000 at convention sale - BY CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - WESTMINSTER, Md. - Cranberry-MDWS D Abigail-ET topped
Bill would prohibit sex offenders from fair, carnival work - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Representatives from the

20th annual Maryland Cattle Industry Convention one for the record books - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The 20th Maryland Cattle
Potatoes to suffer deep acreage cut in Delaware - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - One of Delaware’s largest crops grown for
Md. Hereford Association holds membership meeting - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The Maryland Hereford Association held
Green Fund bill gets introduced in Annapolis - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Green Fund bill, which

Farm guide released by Frederick County, Md. - By CARYL VELISEK - AFP Correspondent - FREDERICK, Md. - A new color brochure was
Producers in Shenandoah Valley aim to rid manure - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - Harrisonburg, Va. - Virginia’s Shenandoah
Vineyard industry has 'taken off' in Maryland - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - Maryland vineyards are on
Riley returned to win farmers 'a place at the table' - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - In May, 1994, The
Land use study on transferable development rights available - Queenstown, Md. - The Harry R. Hughes Center for
Rossing opens Dept. of Economic Development and Agriculture - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - CENTREVILLE, Md. - A new department in

2.27.2007

Anderson named Outstanding Young Farmer of the year in national contest - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - RUTHSBURG, Md. - At the 100th annual meeting earlier
Md. officials introduce Green Fund legislation - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Last week, bills were
Wood-fueled ethanol plant in works for Somerset Co. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Plans for a Somerset County ethanol
Mulford offers suggestion for corn-on-corn considerations - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - Thinking about
Class V breaks ice in western Cecil Co. - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - PORT DEPOSIT, Md. - Though the outside of

Delmarva 20, 2007

Hance tapped as new deputy secretary for Maryland ag - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Earl F. “Buddy” Hance, a
Gilchrest begins his Farm Bill tour of Shore - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - EASTON, Md. - In the first of
Virginia Crop Improvement Association hosts its annual seed conference in Williamsburg - By SHANNON ALLEN - AFP Correspondent - WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The lifeblood of the seed business in
Richardson: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - EDEN, Md. - From his home on
Osage willing to work with hulless barley ethanol in Va. - By SHANNON ALLEN
AFP Correspondent - WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Osage Inc. is
New Holland Sheepman's Supply open house thrives - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - CERESVILLE, Md. - Ceresville-New Holland Sheepmen's Supply held
Fry fills vacant slot with Md. Agricultural Commission - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Chuck Fry, a vice president for
Vistive links growers from Md., Del. with 7 other states - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - The ante is going up on Vistive, the new

February 13, 2007


MGPA still continues to eye 30-acre land parcel - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - RUTHSBURG, Md. - Negotiations continue for
Renewable fuels rule discussion in Virginia - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - NEW KENT, Va. - Renewable fuels dominated the
Mayo: Ag tags greatly benefit MAEF’s mission - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Senate Bill 217, a
McHugh helps to set record straight after Stallman’s comments - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - Some inaccurate information about
Poultry growers dominate Del. environmental stewardship awards - DOVER, Del. - Environmental Stewards were

February 6, 2007

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Richardson tapped to be next ag secretary - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - GLEN BURNIE - There just might be
Md. farmers get their first look at O’Malley - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - GLEN BURNIE - Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley introduced
Two major crop groups in Virginia may merge - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - COLONIAL DOWNS, Va. - Reflecting a
MDA seminar draws growers, buyers together - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Produce growers and
Maryland ag officials give legislators list of concerns - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Agricultural officials gathered last
'Governor of Delmarva' tours soybean oil refinery - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - SALISBURY, Md. - Sen. Tom Carper toured
Gilchrest to host town meetings to discuss upcoming Farm Bill - WASHINGTON D.C. - As Congress gets ready to
O’Malley inducts two farm families into Md. Ag Hall of Fame - GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley joined more
Curtain falls on Delmarva Corn and Soybean Conference - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - The once-proud Delmarva Corn

January 30, 2007

Buyers and farmers examine last year’s tobacco crop from at the 2006 auction in Hughesville, Md. The auction will not be held this year because most Maryland farmers are under contract. - Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Andersons cream of the crop on L. Shore - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - The father and son
Stallman awed with agriculture in Delaware - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - Robert Stallman, president of
No Maryland tobacco auction set for 2007; there’s no need - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - HUGHESVILLE, Md. - For years it has
Adams brings AgriTalk to Del. Ag Week in Harrington - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - Mike Adams, host of
Workshops, speakers featured at Women in Ag Conference - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - DOVER, Del. - Cut flower production, grain
Del. farmer’s corn shines for Augusta at national yields - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - FELTON, Del. - Richard Ashley attributes his high
Delaware F.B. wins 2 awards - DOVER, Del. - L. Edward Jestice Jr. was elected
Innovations should always be welcome on the farm - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - As winter sets in,
Food safety a hot topic at Vegetable Growers of New Jersey’s annual meeeting - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - For the third year in

January 23, 2007

Wesley Brown, left, of Easton displays his trophy as the winner of the 2006 Talbot Corn Club yield competition. It was presented by Shannon Potter Dill, Talbot County ag agent.
Photo by Bruce Hotchkiss

Brown wears a Talbot corn crown - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - As the Talbot County Corn Club marked its
Activities for everyone at Ag Week - By CAROL KINSLEY
AFP Correspondent - HARRINGTON, Del. - There will be something for
Farmers should scout for Asian soybean rust, insects, weeds - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - BELLE HAVEN, Va. - Virginia farmers should
Times have changed; less phosphorus applied to crops - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - Back in the early 1950s, then Talbot County ag
Future Harvest speakers offer advice to area farmers - By CARYL VELISEK
AFP Correspondent - HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Alex Hitt of Peregrine Farm in

January 16, 2007

Ag officials and educators mingled with farmers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore visit booths at the 18th annual Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show in Belle Haven, Va., last Tuesday. Pictured from left are: Carroll Savage, an Eastern Shore farmer; Dr. Tom Kuhar, entomologist at Virginia Tech’s ag research station at Painter; Cathy Belcher, program manager for direct marketing services at VDACS; and Bill Mapp, retired long-time VDACS marketing specialist.
Photo by Stephanie Jordan

Virginia farmers gather in Belle Haven - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - BELLE HAVEN, Va. - Virginia farmers and growers gathered last
Va.’s major crop commodities finally get it together - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - NEW KENT, Va. - In 2007, for the
Author: Low tech with low inputs can be profitable - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Reporter - EASTON, Md. - Farming low tech and
Sixth annual Women in Agriculture Conference on Jan. 19 - DOVER, Del. - “Women play a critical
Fitzgerald leaving Maryland to return home to Maine - Ellicott City, Md. — Caragh B. Fitzgerald, since

January 9, 2007


This dry-erase board on a wall of the Perdue offices in Easton, Md., tracks commodity prices per bushel as of the morning of Jan. 4 along with anticipated delivery prices at harvest for next fall.
Photo by Kevin George

Corn may be taking soybeans’ acre totals - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Staff Writer - Early crop reports for the
Maryland’s FSA office moving to Annapolis - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - COLUMBIA, Md. - The state office of the
DF scholarship committee now taking entries - EASTON, Md. - The Delmarva Farmer is
Goal-oriented VFB heads to Va.’s General Assembly - RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Farm Bureau hopes to
Delaware FFA hosts national officers - By CAROL KINSLEY - AFP Correspondent - DOVER, Del. - Whether it’s the small size of
Seitz named to national 4-H board of trustees - NEWARK, Del. - Dr. Janice A. Seitz, associate dean and
Four estate planning workshops slated within Maryland - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland Cooperative Extension and
Reinke honors dealers during annual convention - PORTLAND, Ore. - Walls Irrigation, of Milford, Del., was

January 2, 2007

Tim Bishop was a national winner in the NCG yield contest with corn from this field in Queenstown, Md. - Photo courtesy Tim Bishop

Bishop breaks through, wins national title at NCG yields - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS Senior Editor - He’s been on the leaderboard before but
DPI members could save big on electricity - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Staff Writer - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Members of the
Rhodes new ag agent for QA’s County - Fills post Gunther left with retirement in May - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Staff Writer - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Jenny Rhodes, a
Not crying over spilt milk - Dairy goat operations find stride with cooperative - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Staff Writer - KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - Steve and Linda Anders started
Mid-Atlantic area produces pair of national champs in yield contest - CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Corn growers in the Mid-Atlantic area
Three hay, pasture seminars scheduled for three states - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - New disease, insect and
Mid Atlantic Direct Marketing Conference set for Feb. 21-24 - SOLOMONS, Md. - The schedule and registration is
Schmidt first coordinator for Va.’s Farmland Preservation - RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Busch named new state vet for Delaware - DOVER, Del. - Dr. Sara Busch, DVM, of