The Delmarva Farmer newspaper December 23, 2003

Erhlich adopts initiatives to strengthen poultry industry - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has directed his........
Va.’s David Hula leading corn grower in the nation - By BRUCE W. HOTCHKISS - Twenty-seven corn growers from 14 states
Md. firms court sales in Cuba - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Jay Milburn of Milburn Orchards in Elkton, Md., sees....
National Small Farm of the Year is in Md.- Dogwood Farm, a small family farm in the town of ......
Va. corn growers elect new officers - By BRUCE W. HOTCHKISS - Lyle Pugh Sr. of L & M Farms in Chesapeake has....
Delaware vegetable growers plan three-day meeting - BY SHARON MORGAN - From planting to harvest, production to

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper December 16, 2003

Md. Farm Bureau approves proposed changes - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - A revised nutrient management initiative advanced by
Hay supplies could be short this winter - Whether parts of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region are
Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland Farm Bureau resolved: - During the three-day Farm Bureau Convention held in
Riley gives year-end report to Md. Farm Bureau - By CAROL KINSLEY - Calling himself the “recycled secretary,” State Agriculture Secretary Lew Riley told
Gilchrest says there’s hope for Conservation Corridor in Omnibus Appropriations bill - Congressman Wayne Gilchrest of Maryland’s First District issued the
Carper explains energy vote to Del. Soybean Board - By CAROL KINSLEY - Farmers who are hoping the long-awaited
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper December 9, 2003

MDA unveils proposed ‘fix’ for nutrient management regs - By CAROL KINSLEY - Right of entry was the “hottest button” among concerns...
Ex-USDA chief keynotes VFBF annual meeting - By CAROL KINSLEY - Jerry Kilgore, the first attorney general in
Delaware Farm Bureau prepares for the future - By KILEY SLAGLE - Delaware State Farm Bureau discussed resolutions for the........
Delaware Farm Bureau holds annual state banquet - The Delaware Farm Bureau celebrated another successful year with its......
DCP contracts must be signed before the end of the year - Steven A. Connelly, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in...
Agronomist assesses effects of wet year, Extension agent discusses soybean aphids and rust, at Baltimore County Field Crops Day - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - University of Delaware agronomist Dr. Greg Binford said..
Caroline County advances new WQIA plan
Nutrient management proposal slated for discussion at MFB annual meeting - EDITOR’S NOTE --- The following is the text.......
Maryland farmers to host lawmakers at Ag Dinner - The annual Maryland Agriculture Dinner is to be.......
Chesapeake Fields unveils logo and market plans - By KILEY SLAGLE - Chesapeake Fields Institute is making progress on

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper December 2, 2003

Dairymen frustrated with milk inspector - By CARYL VELISEK - More than 100 people attended Del. Paul Stull’s two
Farm animals may get national ID numbers - It’s been compared to assigning every farm animal
Delaware nutrient management training deadline is Dec. 31 - The Delaware Nutrient Management Act requires
Norman Conway named chairman of Md. House Appropriations Committee - By CAROL KINSLEY - Maryland Delegate Norman H. Conway, a
Crop insurance pays for itself, farm management specialist tells growers - Wesley N. Musser, professor at University of Maryland College Park presented a
Merl Miller takes up ‘tractor-tinkering’ in Oklahoma - By MILT NELSON - When he retired from Maryland Cooperative Extension in
Crop insurance deadline for potatoes is Dec. 31 - The deadline for Maryland farmers to obtain crop

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper November 25, 2003

Opportunities grow for Virginia exports to Mexico - Gov. Mark Warner led a trade mission this month to.......
AgJOBS bill would streamline H-2A program - The long-awaited H2A Reform Bill, S. 1645 and H.R. 3142, officially known as.....
Biodiesel plant may locate in Clayton, Del. - By CAROL KINSLEY - Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel, a new company which hopes to
Short supply sends beef prices sky high - Cows haven’t made it to the moon yet, but .........
Virginia Ag Expo scheduled, for first time, on Eastern Shore in August - Two items will dominate the agenda when officials of
Farmers following rules for insect resistance management - By CAROL KINSLEY - Farmers are doing a better job of following insect
Altvater tops Talbot Corn Club with 202.94 bpa - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Growing Dekalb DK 537 variety corn, Elaine Altvater topped
Airport or preserved farmland? - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Vote in Kent County, Md., postponed until next month
Southern Maryland Crops Conference scheduled Dec. 2 in Waldorf - Keeping current is a must for.....
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper November 18, 2003

4,346 gallons of milk dumped into manure pit - Tanker load condemned by inspector last month - By CARYL VELISEK - The condemned milk, all 36,945 pounds of it, that has......
Delaware beef farm uses high tech to control odor, keep neighbors happy - By CAROL KINSLEY - James Schiff, president of Schiff Farms Inc. of....
Ag building exemption topic in Easton Nov. 18 - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The Talbot County Council is weighing a measure to lift from county farmers a
Jones interim Va. Extension director - Dr. Steven H. Umberger has stepped down as director of....
John Block to keynote Va. Farm Bureau convention Dec. 1 - John R. Block, former U.S. secretary of agriculture, will....
Carlson, Davenports honored by Delaware vegetable growers - By SHARON MORGAN - The respective careers of Bruce Carlson and Lyn and Carole Davenport have followed....
88th Maryland Farm Bureau Convention scheduled - Agricultural leaders from across the Free State will gather in
MAEF changing public perception of agriculture - By CARYL VELISEK - One of the highlights of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s 15th Annual Awards Banquet Nov. 6, was
Potato growers suffer hard times - By KILEY SLAGLE - Due to saturated ground and
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper November 11, 2003

MDA seeks return of milk inspections - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - A milk truck containing 36,000 pounds of now very sour milk has.....
Cambridge Tractor Co. closing its doors - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - After more than 30 years of business in Cambridge, Md., and......
Virginians can sign up now for disaster cost-share funds later - Uprooted timber was one of Virginia’s largest problems following Hurricane Isabel, affecting...
Let livestock graze, don’t harvest pastures, Calvert tells Md. Sheep Breeders - By CARYL VELISEK - The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association held its....
Thompson chosen ‘Shepherd of the Year’ - Introducing Ridgeley Thompson as the Maryland Shepherd of
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper November 4, 2003

More acres in Virginia will qualify for preservation funding - More acres of Virginia farmland will be eligible for the federal .......
Gov. Leavitt new EPA head - Utah’s Gov. Mike Leavitt, currently the longest serving state........
‘One Face at the Border’ needs to fulfill APHIS mission - Bill Pauli, president of the California Farm Bureau Federation, testified.....
Forest bill would help prevent wildfires - The President’s Healthy Forest Initiative, designed to care for........
Family fun a hit on Frederick County farms - By CARYL VELISEK - Several years ago a small group interested in
Bobby Hutchison honored - Robert “Bobby” Hutchison of Cordova has been named .........
Herings are ‘Cooperator of the Year’ in Frederick Soil District - By CARYL VELISEK - Three annual achievement awards were presented a........
Class action property rights lawsuit will proceed to trial - A class action lawsuit by Virginia landowners against a.......
Walls Irrigation gets double honor from Reinke - Bobby Walls of Walls Irrigation Inc., Milford, Del., is one of
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper October 28, 2003

Milk condemned in Keymar for lack of Md. license - BY CARYL VELISEK - On Oct. 15, 2003, at the Keymar farm of James Martz, .......
Colemans, Woodward honored by New Castle County Farm Bureau - The New Castle County Farm Bureau held its annual fall.......
USDA’s counter-cyclical payments available - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman on Oct. 17 announced the availability of......
VFBF leaders craft resolutions - Virginia Farm Bureau Federation leaders will meet at........
Virginia rolls out $1.5 million in indemnification - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services began mailing checks.......
Ritter family honored by Sussex County Farm Bureau - The Sussex County Farm Bureau held its annual fall meeting and banquet on Oct. 4 at.......
Md. Grange salutes Evans - BY CARYL VELISEK - Tony Evans, who served for many years with the Maryland Department of Agriculture marketing program, was selected
Gov. Ehrlich salutes eight Century Farm families - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. last week honored Maryland’s farm families for their commitment to

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper October 21, 2003

USDA targets crop insurance education in Mid-Atlantic - Grants awarded to encourage use of risk management tools - By CAROL KINSLEY - The USDA recently provided grants through various avenues for crop insurance....
Powdery mildew, phytophthora plague pumpkin patches - By CAROL KINSLEY - The pumpkins left in the field at Winkler Farms in......
Va. gets funding for community food project - To help commemorate World Food Day, Oct. 16, Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced.....
Maryland Ag Commission tours Carroll County - By CARYL VELISEK - Members of the Maryland Agricultural ....
VFBF president enthusiastic about life and agriculture - By CAROL KINSLEY - A Rockingham County, Va., beef and poultry producer has been named to
Learning to LEAD: Maryland’s Class III visits D.C.- EDITOR’S NOTE: Washington, D.C., the land of politicians, lobbyists and power lunches, was the site of a LEAD Maryland Foundation Inc. Class III study tour last week. This group of LEAD Fellows spent four days in our nation’s capital learning about the political process, grooming leadership skills and making preparations for an upcoming study tour in Brazil, all the while learning their way around the city. Bill Rutter, an account executive for MidAtlantic Farm Credit and a Wicomico County resident, shares his LEAD experience in Washington:
Complaints aired before ag commission - After touring several Carroll County agricultural operations, Maryland Agriculture Commissioners were

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper October 14, 2003

Conservation Corridor hits funding roadblock at USDA - By CAROL KINSLEY - The 90-day period for USDA review and response on..........
Va. livestock assistance requests lagging - The drought of 2001 and 2002 is now just a distant memory, except to those.........
Two families inducted into Delaware Century Farm Program - Secretary Michael T. Scuse was the featured speaker.........
Windridge Farm on display at Family Fun@ The Farm Tour - BY CARYL VELISEK - Visitors on Frederick County’s Family Fun @ The Farm Tour to Windridge Farm in.......
Workshops scheduled for tax practitioners in Virginia - Tax law and regulations are complex, requiring large.........
Three named to Maryland soil conservation committee -Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lew Riley appointed three new representatives to the
AGR-Lite: A new crop insurance opportunity for Maryland farmers - By Dr. WESLEY N. MUSSERExtension Farm Management Specialist University of Maryland....
Crop insurance; a major tool in managing risk - Maryland farmers are increasingly using crop insurance as an.......
Nutrient consultants take phosphorus index course - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - About 30 certified nutrient management consultants and specialists gathered at.......

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper October 7, 2003

Farmers keep eye on right-to-farm, zoning restrictions - By CAROL KINSLEY - The repercussions of a desire for “gateway zoning” for......
Limas get off the ground in Del - Pole lima beans are grown commercially and in
10.07.03 - ‘Good Grief,’ It’s the Great Pumpkin!
10.07.03 - No. 1 problem in Md. nutrient management plans: Tax ID....
10.07.03 - Kent County Farm Bureau honors its own.......
10.07.03 - Agro-Ecology center secures $870,000 in USDA funds for research - The Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology Inc. has.....

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper September 30, 2003

Isabel’s wrath - Big Bad Wolf style - By KILEY SLAGLE - Isabel huffed and puffed and blew down more than...
Isabel, the milk man cross paths - By KILEY SLAGLE - In preparation for Hurricane Isabel, that struck on Thursday, Sept. 17, many...
4 lb. sweet potato causes a commotion - Barbara Wright almost didn’t make it into the kitchen of her Federalsburg, Md., home last...
Southern Maryland Farm-Life Festival highlights agricultural history - By JENNEFER PRICE - Have you ever wondered what life was like for...
Twilight Tour at Wye Mills Research Center informs farmers - By KILEY SLAGLE - The 2003 Pumpkin and Sweet Corn Twilight was...
Tree-fruit disease prevention, pumpkins harvest (not too early!) - By WILLIAM J. MAROSE - Tree fruit - As we approach the end...
Bauer joins CFI - By KILEY SLAGLE - Chesapeake Fields Institute welcomed Joseph Bauer to...
High tunnels on display at Thurmont, Md. field day - Learning the value of high tunnels and how to...
From Virginia Department of agriculture - Preliminary survey of agricultural damage from Hurricane Isabel....
From Virginia farm Bureau - Isabel smashes through farm country

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper September 23, 2003

Isabel roars; farmers roar back - By RICKY BOURGEOIS
Delmarva corn fields got little of the damage farmers feared
ISABEL: Western Maryland - A cow named Isabel - By CARYL VELISEK - As the coastal areas boarded up windows, battened down the
Soybean checkoff board seeks pre-proposals from researchers - Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland
New facility opens at UMES - A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a
USDA awards $6.4 million in grants - $200,000 each goes to UMES and Va. State University
Del. soybean board announces new directors and officers - Soybean farmers in Delaware have elected three new directors to the Delaware Soybean
Biosolids field on tap in Clinton, Md. - A field day and tour on the beneficial reuse of biosolids are scheduled in Clinton, Md., on
The hardest lesson in life for mom and dad - By Sharon Morgan - Everyone handles grief differently, and after a year
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper September 16, 2003

Va. crop yields higher than first forecast - Results from a survey conducted Sept. 1 by the Virginia Agricultural Statistics Service indicate........
Peanut growers facing tough decisions - There are a number of worried farmers in Virginia peanut country this fall, and for a...........
MDA working on nutrient management - Right-of entry still off course - By CAROL KINSLEY - Recommendations from the nutrient management summit were made public last..........
Ag commission adds to work force study - By KILEY SLAGLE - The Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore, conducted a survey of agricultural businesses as a part of a .......
ESLC sets fundraiser Sept. 21 - Tickets are still available for the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy’s fifth annual fundraiser Sept. 21 in Queen Anne.........
The youth take top honors - By CARYL VELISEK - Youth scored big at the Maryland State Fair open hog shows. The Supreme Champion Boar, the Supreme Champion ........
Antique tractor show on tap Sept. 26-27 - The First State Antique Tractor Club will showcase 150 vintage tractors and 25 cars.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper September 9, 2003

Administration of Cooperative Extension, Maryland Ag Experiment Station combined in money-saving move - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Two years of state-level cuts reduced Maryland Cooperative Extension’s yearly operating budget from $18 million to......
Delaware one step closer to biodiesel plant - By CAROL KINSLEY - Marty Ross, a Delmar, Del., farmer who is..........
23 parade at Holstein Futurity - BY CARYL VELISEK - Always one of the
New pest invades Maryland ash trees, MDA takes aim - Maryland officials have confirmed the presence of ..........
Summit summary on tap at ag commission meeting Sept. 10 - Maryland’s recent Ag Summit is on the agenda
USDA expands LDP e-payments - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced Sept. 3 that USDA is expanding its.......
Help offered to make up grazing losses - Sign-up for the Livestock Assistance Program will.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper September 2, 2003

Third annual Farm & Family Showcase is Sept. 4-6 - How do you showcase something as large and........
Richard Eaves named ‘Outstanding Young Farmer’ - Tradition runs strong in the agriculture community, and Richard K. Eaves of New Midway, Md., knows that as
Keymar, Md., to be site of soybean transloading facility - By CAROL KINSLEY - There will be a soybean grain receiving facility in.........
Sara Wiles chosen as MFBF’s first ‘ag ambassador’ - By CARYL VELISEK - Sara Wiles of Washington County is the first Maryland Farm Bureau Agricultural Ambassador. She was chosen............
Chesapeake Fields seeks bakery business pro - Chesapeake Fields Institute and its for-profit entity, Chesapeake Fields Farmers LLC, are..........
Crop insurance rules have changed, farmers urged to contact agent - Farmers are encouraged to keep in contact with their crop insurance agents in light of.............
Delaware’s first and only state statistician retiring - By SHARON MORGAN - After 36 years with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Tom Feurer’s career is a product of many success stories. One..........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper August 26, 2003

Rappahannock Refuge ‘promises broken’- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&WS) of the...........
Triple energy tax in Montgomery County hits farmers hard
BY CARYL VELISEK - With very little relief from the weather the past two or.........
Mid-Atlantic counties top nation in farmland preservation -
By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Counties in Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey account..........
Virginia farmers wary of new vo-ag fund proposal - Virginia farmers are closely watching the debate in..........
Students assist USDA task force - Four Virginia State University students were recently commissioned to a national United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Student Disaster Response Team to........
From Farm to Frying Pan; a field day at Springfield farm - David and Lilly Smith will host a field day on Sept. 10 at ......
Montgomery County Pioneers mark 55th fair at luncheon - BY CARYL VELISEK - When a group of Montgomery County, Md., farmers got together to build an agricultural center.........
Community show to announce Catoctin FFA Ambassador - The 47th annual Thurmont and Emmitsburg Community Show will be held ..........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper August 19, 2003

West, Carey honored at Sussex farm, home field day - By CAROL KINSLEY - Although clouds overhead protected visitors from the sun, it was still hot and muggy at...........
Farmers expect good corn crop - By MARC VAN PELT - Farmers this spring faced one of their most challenging seasons in recent years. After..........
Md. town alarmed by farmer’s smelly plans - By CAROL KINSLEY - E. Clinton Wadsworth has raised a stink in St. Michaels, Md., where his family has..........
Pasture walk set on Aist beef farm, Upper Marlboro - A pasture walk and talk tour will be presented by the.........
GIC to promote apple export - The Virginia Apple Growers awarded a management contract to..........
Crop insurance meeting slated for Dorchester county, Md. - A crop insurance update has been scheduled in...........
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper August 12, 2003

Summit holds hope; changes on way? - By MARC VAN PELT and KILEY SLAGLE - The tide of Maryland’s controversial nutrient management program may finally be...........
U.D. ag students get a look at the ‘real world’ in agriculture - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - University of Delaware students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources visited..........
Hurlock farm to host tour on Eastern Gamagrass - The Maryland Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative will............
Search Begins for 2003 Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominees - Like baseball, basketball, tennis, rock and roll and country..........
Stinavage joins Agway team - John Stinavage has been named as a dairy nutrition specialist............
Virginia Small Grains Association to meet Aug. 18 - The annual membership meeting of the Virginia Small Grains Association will be..........
Retiring Md. weed specialist has given his best for three decades - By SHARON MORGAN - From childhood to retirement, Dr. Ed Beste has been a......
Catoctin SCD plans tour - The Catoctin Soil Conservation District will conduct a tour Aug. 25 of three district area........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper August 5, 2003

EEE greater threat than West Nile - By Kiley Slagle - For the first time in seven years, Eastern Equine Encephalitis has hit the Eastern Shore of.........
Budget cuts hit MDA, DNR, education - By CAROL KINSLEY - The Maryland Department of Public Works last........
“10” shillings buys 303 acres in 1746 - By CARYL VELISEK - When Joseph Brunner left his childhood home in...........
Ethanol plant ‘forging ahead’ in the Garden State - The Garden State Ethanol project is still
Perdue readies for Western Maryland soybean harvest - By MARK POWELL and CAROL KINSLEY
Farms officials expect to have a Carroll County, Md., facility set.........
Conrad leads MACCA task force - The Maryland Association of County Agricultural Agents named
New Delaware law should help farmer-county relations - Legislation aimed at helping Delaware farmers avoid contentious land-use disputes with
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper July 29, 2003

Poultry industry 'lynchpin,’stable - Agro-Ecology study
By MARK POWELL - The poultry industry is the lynchpin of the.......
Virginia State Fair may have a new home - By KILEY SLAGLE - The Virginia State Fair may have found a..........
Gov. Minner honored for biodiesel efforts - By CAROL KINSLEY - Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner last week received the............
MDA’s Pat McMillan is MGPA’s Man of the Year - Patrick McMillan, Maryland’s Assistant Secretary of..........
Tractor dealers demonstrate latest equipment - The Cecil County Md., Ag Showcase was an informational highway with a........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper July 22, 2003

Phosphorus hot-spots should be targeted - Maryland ag scientist suggests ... - By CAROL KINSLEY - Maryland Department of Agriculture staffers and..........
Md. farm showcases ‘manure power’ - By CARYL VELISEK - Mason Dixon Farm straddles the Adams County, Pa., and.........
There’s no cure for this particular bug - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - “It’s just a bug,” retired farmer Jim Meredith, says,........
‘Competition is good for farmers,’ Va. ag commissioner says - Royster-Clark opening on Shore celebrated - By SONDA DAWES - Royster-Clark Inc., a leading supplier of fertilizers, seeds and.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper July 15, 2003

Wheat yields dampened - By MARK POWELL - Reports issued July 11 by the USDA echoed............
Powell steps down as Farmer editor, takes MDA post - EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Powell, editor of The Delmarva Farmer, announced last week that he will be leaving the newspaper to accept a marketing position with the Maryland Department of Agriculture. Following is a letter from American Farm Publications President Marc Van Pelt...........
Nation’s ‘corn king’ coming to Md. - Iowa farmer produces 400 bushels per acre - Maryland grain growers will have the chance to...........
From mines to wines in Wise County, Va. - Reclaiming some of the previously mined
New device aids in checking irrigation water pressure - Just a quick squeeze of the flexible black tubing in.........
The search for the perfect poinsettia - By CARYL VELISEK - To the average consumer selecting poinsettias for...........
Del. prof tapped for agronomy honor - Dr. Donald L. Sparks, the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper July 08, 2003

Register now for ag summit- Fulfilling a campaign promise to look into ways of..............
$1.5 million available for Maryland cover crops - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich has announced the............
McCormick namesake returns to Virginia - By JEFF ISHEE - In 1831, a 22-year-old farmer in the Shenandoah Valley of...........
Shank family tradition spans 40 years at All-American - The Shank family tradition of showing purebred Ayrshires began over four...........
Martz family recognized for conservation efforts - The Washington County Soil Conservation District sponsored a Conservation Open House at..........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper July 01, 2003

‘Your time in the desert is over,’ Ehrlich tells farmers - Action team to assess economic condition of poultry industry, suggest solutions.........
U.S. dollar’s decline eventually could help farmer -
A recent drop in the value of the U.S. dollar against some..........
$2.75 million provided to help restore Chesapeake Bay - Last week came the announcement of more than..........
MFB prepares strategy for ag summit - In counties across the state, Maryland Farm Bureau members have gathered recently to..........
Md. sheep and wool fest phenomenal in 30th year - BY CARYL VELISEK - It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years for the...........
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper June 24, 2003

Wet! Wet! Wet! - Will there be enough time to get in soybeans?..........
Crop insurance provisions may help farmers who can’t plant due to weather - Farmers who obtained crop insurance this spring should pay attention to.............
Conservation Corridor report ready - Funding requests for economic development, irrigation, environmental projects.........
MDA’s Mr. Farmers’ Markets retiring - By MARK POWELL - Tony Evans estimates that he knows about 1,500 Maryland farmers. Faces he’d recognize in.............
Chesapeake Fields forms LLC - By KILEY SLAGLE - Today farmers are getting an image make-over. From the..........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper June 17, 2003

Port of Baltimore - Task force ponders soybean markets - By MARK POWELL - Jamie Jamison was in the role of speaking for.........
MFB sets meetings to gather farmer comment for Maryland nutrient management summit - Maryland Farm Bureau has scheduled three regional nutrient meetings this............
Dr. James Miller, Md. agronomist, 74, dies - Dr. James Roland Miller of College Park, Md., former chairman of agronomy at..........
Roscoe Whipp: ‘A Montgomery County fixture’ - By CARYL VELISEK - Roscoe Whipp seems almost a fixture at the Montgomery County Fair. His background as a...........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper June 10, 2003

Extension is facing cut of $1.6 million - By MARK POWELL - Dr. Tom Fretz, dean of the University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, has been............
Congressional group tours Shenandoah ag - U.S. House Agriculture Committee staffers got a good look at, and taste of,.......
First State tractor club growing - 24 members bringing tractors to American Farm Ag Day, July 8.........
CareFirst gives MFB 1 more year - By CAROL KINSLEY - One thousand Maryland farm families who would have been scrambling to.........
1st twins finish vet school - Twin brothers who began their affiliation with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of ........
The Delmarva Farmer newspaper June 3, 2003

Va. Tech to unveil hull-less barley - From the Budweiser you might drink to the ethanol in your fuel tank, a.........
Maryland farmer testing new barley - Staying on the cutting-edge of new agriculture research, Robert Hutchison is.........
Ginseng could be a woodland crop - Md. marketing grants help develop ag niches - By MARK POWELL - Just look in any decent sized grocery store and..........
Quota tobacco farmers seek buyout - Time is growing short for Congress to take ...........
Ethanol project waiting on SEC okay - By MARK POWELL - Garden State Ethanol’s board of directors met with...
Remembering VFBF’s ‘Pick’ Butler - By JOHN FULTON LEWIS - He was one heck of a man! Memories of him,........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper May 27, 2003

Mad cow - worries industry - Canada a source of beef, dairy cows for region - By MARK POWELL - USDA and beef industry officials scrambled last week to get ahead of a tidal wave...........
Virginia Tech gets 1st woman ag dean - Dr. Sharron Quisenberry was named dean of the College of Agriculture and................
U. of Md. to name interim ag dean - By MARK POWELL - An interim agriculture dean and Extension director for the University of Maryland..............
Virginia Farm Bureau, electric co-ops train politicians - Running for public office can be overwhelming and intimidating--especially the first time.............
Soybean leaders urge APHIS to fight rust - Representatives of the American Soybean Association (ASA) have held a series of meetings with the United States............
‘Chesapeake Green’ is a proverbial ‘win-win-win’ - Composted poultry manure good for turf - By CAROL KINSLEY - The good news for football players at Sussex Tech in..............
Does an EPA registration mean it’s legal in Md.? - By CAROL A. HOLKO
Maryland Department
of Agriculture
The good news is pest activity and populations remain low.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper May 20, 2003

Moseley details Homeland Security - Fighting ag terrorism - By MARK POWELL - Jim Moseley was listening intently as Dr. William Gimpel explained how............
N.J. sets rules for livestock producers -
Farming celebrated in Roanoke, Va. - The next generation of Virginia farmers and suburbanites got together on...........
Virginia-grown products highlighted on Web site -
Corn establishment is a key to improving yields - Droughts, insects and diseases can take a bite out of.........
Cassano named Maryland state vet -
Pollen drift worries non-GMO corn growers in Midwest -
USDA-ARS study measures impacts of conservation tillage - Sometimes the adage that less is more certainly rings true. That’s the case.........
Dairy technology tour set in Va.- Three Rockingham County dairies will open.........
Frederick County farm tour gets national marketing award - 11 farms lined up for this year -
A Dutch success story at the foot of the Catoctins - By CARYL VELISEK - When Jack Mens emigrated to Maryland in 1981 from the...........
Rural and agri-tourism topic for W.Va. conference - Potomac Heritage Partnership hosts the first Regional Rural and.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper May 13, 2003

Task force targets soy, grain markets - Is Port of Baltimore committed to ag? - By MARK POWELL - While Maryland officials narrow down their list of............

Soybean challenge sparks UMES students - Soy Fudge, Soy-Doh, Meno Lyte, soy tissue paper..........

Wet spring hampers Va. planting - Too little rain was the problem afflicting agriculture in...........

Small grains topic at the Wye, May 22 - A twilight discussion of small grains and spring crops is..........
Va. small grains field day planned May 22nd - Oliver Farms and James N. Oliver Jr., president of............

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper May 06, 2003

Delaware works on Conservation Corridor -
Cuban ag trade hits a bump after Castro crackdown - Md. postpones Havana trip - By MARK POWELL - Maryland’s decision last week to postpone a............
Calling all FFA alumni! - Do you still fit in your old blue Future Farmers of............
Labor is key concern, Ag Commission told on tour -
Tyson worries, nutrient management topics for Lt. Gov.- By MARK POWELL - Maryland’s Lt. Gov. Michael Steele wanted to see a farm with

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper April 29, 2003

Tyson shocks Shore - Farmers meet with other integrators after announcement of Berlin plant closure - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Lower Eastern Shore poultry farmers for............
‘Ag Showcase’ unveiled in Maryland
- Ag tag beneficiary boosts educational programs - By MARK POWELL - Believe it or not, Maryland Secretary of.............
Property tax least liked in Gallup poll - In a poll taken April 7 through 9, the............
‘It drives itself’- Potato farmer uses latest ‘assisted steering system’- By MARK POWELL - Charles “Chubby” Haines is 69 years old, though he has the.........

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper April 22, 2003

Del. gets biodiesel grant -$60,000 to pay for study - By CAROL KINSLEY - A biodiesel manufacturing facility is one step closer............
Perdue honored with DPI’s top award - Accomack’s Bloxom, U. of Md.’s Dr. Roselina Angel also saluted along with top growers............
Court decision saves tobacco farmer checks - Judge could have forced Philip Morris to pay $12 billion bond ............
MDE’s Buhl promises better relationship - The Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc.’s annual booster banquet serves..........
Woodstock, Va., couple Md.&Va.’s top cooperators -
Del. agent touts ‘high tunnels’ to extend seasons -
Md. grain producers announce projects funded - $269,000 distributed............

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper April 15, 2003

Nutrient management bill didn’t make it - Legislation passed addresses farmland preservation, Forvm for Rural Md., deer hunting grain marketing - By MARK POWELL - As Maryland’s 2003 cantankerous legislative session ended last week in Annapolis, agricultural groups...........
Iraqis to benefit from American agriculture - Meet the newest soldier in the war in Iraq, the U.S. farmer.The USDA has already shipped 56,500 metric tons of..........
Fretz to resign as ag dean at U. of Md. - Dr. Thomas A. Fretz, for nine years the top man in agriculture at ............
Dr. Fretz notifies ag college colleagues of move - EDITOR’S NOTE --The following is the text of a letter addressed to the faculty and staff of the College of Agricuture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland from Dr. Thomas A. Fretz, dean of the college and director of Extension. It arrived via e-mail in university offices shortly before noon on Friday, April 11.............
Maryland soybean producer reports on fact-finding mission to Brazil and Argentina - Soybean yields in Brazil and Argentina annually average about 45 bushels an acre. In the United States, the average..........
U. of Md. alum gets top USDA-APHIS job - Cindy Smith has been named deputy administrator for..........
In Virginia, it’s farmers, shotguns vs. coyotes - Coyotes are attacking calves in Lunenburg County, Va., and..........
Sweet potatoes declining in Virginia - Once a booming crop, Virginia’s sweet potatoes may ...........
Asparagus beetles emerging - By BRUCE MERTZ
Future Harvest - CASA - Welcome to Pest-Net, a weekly report of pest activity in Maryland. The cool, wet ............

The Delmarva Farmer newspaper April 08, 2003 -
Organic grain? - Field day draws farmers attention - By MARK POWELL - Queen Anne’s County, Md., Extension ag agent Paul Gunther estimated 12,000 acres of farmland was represented in the group of about ..........
War could affect bottom line - The 2003 planting season is going to be tough for farmers, warned a Virginia agricultural risk ..........
Illinois 4-H director named Delaware Extension director - Dr. Janice A. Seitz has been named director of Cooperative Extension at the ..........
Starlink lawsuit progressing - National Corn Growers Association last week reminded its members that a proposed settlement ........
The wine business booming in Virginia - Virginia’s farm wineries are continuing to grow, and more is coming from this growth.........
Va. farmer says farm transition underway - For the fifth straight year America’s young farmers say the biggest challenge they ............
Farmland survey to begin in Delaware - With urban development making greater inroads into Delaware’s open spaces, two..........
Making maple syrup in the Catoctins - By CARYL VELISEK - Every year for the past 33 years, there has been a maple syrup making.........
Soy group leaders establish ‘action plan’ - “To improve the profitability of Mid-Atlantic soybean farmers” is the newly .........

Delmarva Farmer April 01, 2003

Save farms - Conservation Corridor meetings set in Delaware - - Michael Scuse, Delaware secretary of agriculture, is........
Plant disease worries greenhouse growers - At risk: geraniums, tomatoes and more -
Ag inviting target for terrorists - U.S. agriculture may be an attractive target for terrorist groups, but the system.........
Virginia peanut farmers going through hard times - If you notice increasing prices on jars of peanuts in.........
Rockingham Co. woman named to Virginia ag board - A Rockingham County farm woman has.........
Lawmakers continue to work on Md. nutrient management bill - A bill setting aside penalities for Maryland’s mandatory nutrient management law.........
So. States closing 3 stores -
Southern States Cooperative Inc. is closing three of its retail outlets as of .........
Make goals for your farm, write them down, and follow them -
Committing goals to paper increases the..........
Md. scientist studies soybeans after poultry litter - How to adequately, and acceptably, dispose of..........
Look at your soybean seeding rates! - By Bob kratochvil
grain & oil crops specialist........

Delmarva Farmer March 25, 2003

Ag industry told to be vigilant - Homeland security - By MARK POWELL - While the U.S.-led war with Iraq commenced last week, at home, agricultural agencies throughout the..........
N.Y. wants farmers from Md., Delaware - Recruitment meetings set for Dover, Del., Carroll, Washington counties, Md...........
Perdue plants rush chicken to soldiers - At Perdue Farms Inc., a rush order from the U.S. military for 400,000 pounds of cooked and ready-to-cook............
Farmer plights lead to D.C. congestion - N.C. tobacco farmer steals headlines on eve of war - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - “This area is temporarily closed,” U.S. Park Service police officer Anthony McSherry told ..........
Poultry could be part of U.S. aid to Iraq - By CAROL KINSLEY - When the war with Iraq is over, if not before, U.S. poultry companies would like to see poultry products included as part of any.........
U.S., Aussies shipping grain to Iraq -
Fuel prices adding to spring farm costs - As farmers head back into the fields with their tractors, many are saying “ouch”.........
Virginia producers get answers on country of origin - Some Virginia cattle, sheep and hog producers got a few answers to their questions about the........
Va. governor inks bills to boost wine business - Industry experts believe Virginia’s growing wine industry is poised on the brink of an economic.........

Delmarva Farmer March 18, 2003

Warner wants goals for ag - Va. governor stands behind boosting farm income - “There’s probably been no other industry that’s seen as dramatic a change as agriculture over the.........
Group wants to tax fertilizers, pesticides - Md. farmers say they’d cross state lines - By MARK POWELL - Lawrence Bohlen’s words prompted head shakes and reddened cheeks from the mostly Eastern Shore farmers seated..........
‘The Cuz’ - No NCAA bid for this Virginia team - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The team plays in the “Over 30” basketball league in New Kent County, Va. In reality..........
So, you want to sell products overseas! - Think your business has product for which there’s a market overseas? Expanding a business into .........
Goats, sheep sought for Easter listing - The Northeast Sheep & Goat Marketing Program at Cornell University is collecting a list .........
Justice Dept. is looking at glyphosate market - Monsanto Co. announced last week the Justice Department was investigating possible anti-trust violations in the .........
Organic grain farmer to share experience - Future Harvest sets field day in Ingleside, Md., April 3 - Eugene Elliott and his wife, Kellie, have discovered a successful way to turn the dark soil of .........
‘Bulldust in My Bra’ - Frederick, Md., cattlewoman’s book offers up tales from Australian ranches - By CARYL VELISEK - Rebecca “Becky” Long Chaney had no idea she was headed for the .........

The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper March 11, 2003 -


Extension cutbacks could worsen - In Maryland - By MARK POWELL - Farmers and 4-H supporters who want to assure that Maryland Cooperative.........
USDA eyeing office consolidation - Some farmers may have to travel farther to do business at the.......
Biden talks with Del. Farm Bureau - By CAROL KINSLEY - Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware) laid it on the line for ......
Tobacco payment program signup to begin in Va. - Virginia farmers who want to sign up for federal disaster benefits under the Tobacco Payment.....
Some may get extension on farm program sign-up - USDA officials said last week that farmers who do not meet an April 1 deadline to sign up........
Farmers urged to return ag census - Tom Feurer, Delaware Agriculture........
GM announces ethanol promotion - Last week in Charlotte, N.C., General Motors Corp. announced a new, multi-million dollar campaign to promote the........
Wells Fargo now owns Telmark - Agway Inc. and Telmark LLC, Agway’s wholly owned lease- financing subsidiary, .......
Avian flu possible in Conn. - Officials in Connecticut have quarantined 4.7 million chickens while they......
Stoltzfus faces critical audience in Senate - Legislation would suspend penalties for Md.’s nutrient management law - By MARK POWELL - Plans to suspend enforcement of Maryland’s nutrient management law until.........
Patterson farm honored by Q.A. SCD - The Patterson Farm, the 2002 Queen Anne’s County, Md., Soil Conservation District.......
Virginia names Century Farms - Five years after it began, the Virginia Century Farm program continues to grow. Through 20....

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper March 04, 2003 -


Maryland politics - Farmers endorse slots proposal - By MARK POWELL - Maryland agricultural leaders came out last week to.....
Delaware politics - Minner wants to help fund crop insurance - By CAROL KINSLEY - Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann Minner chose to be late to the national governor's conference in Washington, D.C., last ........
Bird’s Eye closing Bridgeville, Del., plant - Packaged peas, limas from West Farms - By CAROL KINSLEY - Agrilink Foods, the country’s largest manufacturer and marketer of frozen vegetables, has.......
Former Ag Commission member - Frederick, Md., farmer charged in ethics case - By CARYL VELISEK - Former Maryland Agriculture Commission member Early Monroe Jr. of Frederick, Md., has.........
Va. farmers rally for Extension funding - Members of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation rallied to persuade state legislators to restore some........
Livestock producers question country-of-origin rules - Livestock producers have some concerns and unanswered questions about a national country-of-origin labeling program for ......
Firm aims to process kosher chickens - By CAROL KINSLEY - A new poultry processing company with its roots in Somerset County, Md., aims to provide 6 million kosher chickens a.......
Livestock compensation sign-up is April 1 - In the first phase of agriculture assistance implementation authorized under the.......

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper February 25, 2003 -

Snow storm destroys chicken houses - More than 2 feet of snow takes down 65 poultry houses in Va., W.Va., 9 on the Eastern Shore, Dairyman loses 20 cows to barn collapse.........
Does it pay to store grain? - By CAROL KINSLEY - The playing field has been changed in the grain markets, said........
Va. apple growers end excise tax - For the first time since 1946, Virginia apple growers have.......
Virginia celebrates a new farm winery - Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner and.......
Va.’s pesticide disposal program permanent - The Virginia Pesticide Control Board has voted to......
Tax break for cattlemen offered in Congress - Cattlemen across the United States were forced to sell off some of their livestock last year ........
Animal rightists upset over trapped Cecil County layers......

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper February 18, 2003 -

Rule change upsets farmers - By CAROL KINSLEY - Consumer confidence in the integrity of an.......
Shore tobacco? - Caroline County, Md., Extension ag ........
Ethanol bill introduced in U.S. Senate - Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Chuck Hagel, a .......
Fruit school planned at Wye - Fruit growers are invited to the 2003 Bay Area Fruit School (formerly known as the Maryland/Delaware Peach School) on .......
Meetings planned in Virginia on farm bill programs - Virginia’s Rockingham County Extension agents are planning a series of meetings on the farm bill .......
Federal disaster package promises $3.1 billion - U.S. farmers will have to show a 35 percent crop loss to qualify for a share of $3.1 billion ........
Scientists look at controlling pests with radio waves - To prevent influx of pests that could create agricultural problems, produce-importing.......
Sheep producers gather in Washington - Approximately 230 U.S. sheep industry members.......
U.S. drill looks at effects of agro-terrorism - On Feb. 11, federal government leaders, including 18 members of congress, took.......

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper February 11, 2003 -

Ehrlich lobbies farmers for slots - Md. Ag Dinner - By MARK POWELL - It was something of delayed victory lap for Maryland’s new governor. Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr., R., was.......
Umberger to head Va. Extension - A 22-year veteran of Virginia Cooperative Extension has taken up the challenge of leading the......
Highest land rental rate in Md.: Kent Co. - In a survey released last week by Maryland Agricultural Statistics Service, it........
Otto elected Md. grain producers president - Saathoff chosen president of MGPUB - A new slate of officers was elected Feb. 4, to lead ........
Va. Ag Summit set for March - A two-day program of presentations, panel discussions and.......
Knills, Watsons named to Md. Ag Hall of Fame - Bill and Jean Knill of Carroll County and Russell and Shirley Watson........
Gilchrest: Etgen to implement Conservation Corridor project - Maryland’s Eastern Shore congressman Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, R., has tapped veteran Eastern Shore Land Conservancy........
Delaware farmer putting in $3.5 million feedlot - Operation will increase state’s beef herd by 89 percent.........
Powell retiring from Angus Association - By CARYL VELISEK - Angus breeder, William D. “Bill” Powell, of Thurmont, Md., has announced his plans to retire ...........
Ag equipment sales expected to increase in ’03 - U.S. retail sales of farm tractors and self-propelled combines are expected to grow in 2003, while the business outlook is .......
Del. potato growers talk sales, quality - By SHARON MORGAN - From yield to price, nearly everything went right for Delaware potato growers in 20.........
Pigaerators and pastured eggs - From Virginia farmer, Joel Salatin - By CARYL VELISEK - Joel Salatin, a farmer from Virginia, who has.......

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper
February 4, 2003
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Former So. States fish farm exec charged
- Grand jury says he embezzled - By CAROL KINSLEY - They were harvesting tilapia last week at one of 10 aquaculture facilities set up on far........
Ethanol, biodiesel here to stay - The flip side of world worries topic for Virginia producers - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Curious juxtapositions confronted Virginia farmers, ag educators and ag industry representatives as they.......
Md. lawmaker wants nutrient management moratorium - By MARK POWELL - State Senate Minority Leader Sen. Lowell Stoltzfus wants to address the “limbo” he says
Va. ‘death tax’ bills pass state House, Senate - Farmers from across Virginia told legislators face-to-face Jan. 27 that they wanted to see the ........
With farm payment deadline nearing, USDA eases yield rules - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman on Jan. 31 announced that the......
New process takes phosphorus out of swine wastewater - USDA scientists have developed a process.......
Russia halts meat imports - Poultry industry hopes for limited impact.........
‘Sparky’ Crossman honored by VCGA - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - A budget amendment which would restore state funding to 21 Cooperative Extension positions in the Commonwealth has .........
Obituaries - Dr. Morris Cover, Delmarva poultry leader.......
USDA names faith-based initiative director - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman Jan. 29 announced the appointment of Juliet McCarthy......
Bush proposes increasing conservation funds - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman on Jan. 30 announced that President Bush will propose a record $3.9 billion, an .......

In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper
January 28, 2003
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Lew Riley named -
New Maryland ag secretary faces budget worries, nutrient management issues - By MARK POWELL - Eastern Shore poultry farmer Lewis Riley started in politics in 1962, running for........
Experts: Corn, soy up in ’03 - Two noted economists said commodity prices could go up......
Budget axe threatens MDA’s cover crop program - Analyst wants study into merging MDA, DNR, economic development agency - By MARK POWELL - Farmland preservation is faring well as Maryland’s governor and legislature begin their task .......
Johns Hopkins scientist studying poultry industry’s antibiotic use health effects - By CAROL KINSLEY - Dr. Ellen Silbergeld is looking for a few volunteers from the Delmarva poultry industry for.......
Coyote control funds lacking in Va. budget - The call of the coyote is now heard across almost all of the Old Dominion, and .......
Phosphorus uptake studied at USDA - Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to how much of the phosphorus applied to ......
‘Pride. Work ethic.’ - Similarities to U.S. exist on Cuban farms - By SUSANNE RICHARDS HAMMOND - The most enduring image from my week in Cuba was a photo I never shot: The work-stained hands of a......
Farmers becoming more aware of consumer wants - Philip Morris study - Farmers and ranchers are becoming more aware of what consumers expect from their food .......
Va. farmers honored for stewardship - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has awarded operators of these.....
Ag land task force to present findings - The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) Task Force will present its recommendations at public meetings in.......
In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper
January 21, 2003
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Farmer to head Delaware Senate -
Bridgeville’s Thurman Adams Jr. - By SHARON MORGAN - In every general election since 1972, Delaware State Sen. Thurman Adams Jr. has won......
Va. effort aims at tax cut for peanut farmers - Agriculture leaders and farmers are asking state legislators to eliminate the ........
So. Md. vegetable meeting, Feb. 5th - Maryland Cooperative Extension is hosting the 2003 Southern Maryland Vegetable and .......
Virginia plans an Ag Summit for March -
When you want good advice, go straight to the top. Virginia farmers, growers and producers will........
Corn rootworm is beating crop rotations - GMOs may be essential to worm war - Corn rootworms are the number-one pest of corn, costing farmers hundreds of millions of .......
Hickman reports to Va. Corn Board: - Increased demand for feed grains means export opportunity - American farmers traditionally have prided themselves on being able to “feed the ......
In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper
January 14, 2003
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Va. Tech seeks budget fix - Legislation would fund agents - By MARK POWELL - Virginia Tech officials used the Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show, Jan. 7, as a .......
Worcester Fair will survive - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - “We are ‘Go”!” With those words was launched the 2003 edition of.......
Del. event planned for dairy farmers - Delmarva Dairy Day is Jan. 22nd - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Six researchers from the universities of Delaware and Maryland will.......
AGR insurance deadline is Jan. 31st - Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) insurance for .......
Jacquelin Easter takes Va. USDA-FSA post - USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator James R. Little announced recently........
Senate ag committee picked - Four newly elected Republicans — Elizabeth Dole, Saxby Chambliss, Norm Coleman and Jim Talent........
Grain storage topic of Virginia meetings - Virginia Cooperative Extension has announced that two grain marketing.......
obituary - Charles Allen Jr., Del. poultry leader, 84
In The Delmarva Farmer Newspaper
January 7, 2003
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Agland program could be in danger -
Md. budget crisis - By MARK POWELL - The handwriting’s on the wall for Maryland’s mandatory nutrient management law. What the......
Worcester Fair ponders future - The Worcester County Fair Board says it is ........
Va. farmers deal with apple glut - Despite the late spring frost and.....
Crop insurance topic of Maryland workshops - The drought of the past year followed by torrential rains this ......
Green industry event got its start in 1970 - The Mid-Atlantic Nurserymen’s Trade Show Inc. (MANTS) was established in 1970 following a......
11,000 expected for nurserymen’s trade show in Baltimore - The 2003 Mid-Atlantic Nurserymen’s Trade Show (MANTS) will be held......
Farmers slow to sign up for farm programs - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is concerned about the slow pace in which farmers are ........
Del. State Grange salutes William O’Day family - By SHARON MORGAN - In the midst of the holiday season, the Delaware State Grange took time out to honor........
Emphasis on quality keeps farm market going for 60 years - Vegetable grower will share experiences at Mid-Atlantic Direct Marketing Conference........
Gov. Warner funds poultry idemnification - Last year’s outbreak of low pathogenic avian......
Va. farmer couple named to AFBF committee - Keith M. and Angela Dunn of Sussex County have been appointed to a two-year......