New average corn yield could be set in Maryland

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

Maryland corn growers could

MFB convention features Cardin, leadership change

Langenfelder elected first female president in MFB history

Senator explains reasoning on proposed bill to clean Bay

VFBF tries to rally its members against proposed Bay bill

By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

Poultry house
constructions expected to resume in Md.

By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

Over the past

MDA will face further budget cuts for 2010

By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland

Soybean yields may be on cusp of new record high

Trucks pack receiving depots throughout area

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

EASTON, Md. - The blessing of a

Crop management school to commence in Ocean City

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Top-level agronomists and

Passion for MAEF up, despite low attendance

By KEVIN GEORGE
Editor

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - There may not

Dr. Decker remembered fondly after death

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A scholarship fund in

Chesapeake Stormwater Network grades Md., Va.

By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

BALTIMORE - According to a

Four families receive Del. Century Farm designation

By CAROL KINSLEY
Staff Writer

FREDERICA, Del. - Delaware’s Century

MDA officials await cover crop figures

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - How did

MDE slated to start issuing MAFO, CAFO permits Dec. 1

By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

BALTIMORE - After spending

Md. Ag Commission tours Somerset, Worcester

By NANCY L. SMITH
AFP Correspondent

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Maryland

Tractor pull proceeds to provide aid for Daniels

Hoober mechanic stricken with cancer three years ago

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

CHESTERTOWN, Md. - An all

Ag Legends catch up over crabs, fried chicken

By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

CENTREVILLE, Md. - The Ag Legends met

Asian soybean rust detected in Suffolk, Va.

By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

SUFFOLK, Va. - For the

Ag reps tour 3 Carroll Co. farms to get up-close look

By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

TANEYTOWN, Md. - Getting out of

Message hits mark, attracts crowd for 1000 Friends
By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor

REISTERTOWN, Md. - For once

Del. farmers discuss ag issues over breakfast
By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Associate Editor

DOVER, Del. - Delaware, like most other states

Extension to work on 5-year plan in Virginia - By Jane W. Graham
AFP Correspondent

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The

Cover crop seeding rates for 2009 keyed to planting dates in Maryland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Department of Agriculture

Deer grazing far from a dear sight in farm fields - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor

Wei ‘guarantees’ no office closings - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Associate Editor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - “I guarantee

‘Exploding’ numbers of deer present woe on crops - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - “In a field, of say 80 or

Web site devoted to Md. agriculture - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Looking for information on

Farmers’ market using program to get unsold items to needy families - By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor

CLARKSBURG, Md. - In an effort to

Miller crowned Miss Maryland Agriculture - TIMONIUM, Md. - Rachel Miller, 19, of

Ag Progress Days draws record number of exhibitors - By Dorothy Noble
AFP Correspondent - Rock Springs, Pa. — From Aug. 18-20,

Md. Sen. Glassman looks to establish Ag Expo Center in Harford County - BY BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Senior Editor - BEL AIR, Md. — Maryland State

MDA adjusts rule on seed - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — An

Va. contest winners announced at Ag Expo - By Rocky Womack
AFP Correspondent
Hanover Courthouse, Va. — During

Chesapeake Wine Trail to promote rural economies - By STEPHANIE
JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor
CHURCH HILL, Md. — Get in


Kratovil discusses at-large bills with farmers
By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
and BRUCE HOTCHKISS
Editors

EASTON, Md. — Maryland First

Maryland boosting efforts for its own farm-to-school bid - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Associate Editor
CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Getting more

NACD members urged to strengthen grassroots - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND
Associate Editor
SOLOMONS ISLAND, Md. - Members of

Maryland’s state budget cuts cost MDA jobs, funds - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - On July 1
MGPA honors Jamison with Miller Award during Classic - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - A veteran
Ruling issued in lawsuit against MDE - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Office of

Officials concerned with lack of guidance over zero-discharge rule on poultry houses - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Construction on
Energy audit program now available for Md. farmers - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - RICHMOND, Vt. - Energy is a

Maryland Ag commissioners review format for meetings - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - With several

Hoot: Carbon and nutrient trading looks to be certain - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - Thanks to a grant from the
Gaining support in suburbia - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - TOWSON, Md. - In the

Delaware ag loses major proponent in Adams’ death - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - Delaware agriculture
Baileys handling breed with kid gloves - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - MARYDEL, Md. - Walking out to

Bloomfield slowly turning from working farm to park - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - Sealed bids for
MDA helping cover crop growers find contractors - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland
Owings builds possible answer to ag-Bay issue with water-control units - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - CHURCH HILL, Md. - With 20

Ag Commission looks at Maryland’s water quality - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Members of
Md. foresters in midst of listening sessions - By Nancy L. Smith - AFP Correspondent - SALISBURY, Md. - Maryland forest

Sensors tested to maximize nitrogen use for crops - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Researchers at the
Delmarva states geared up for Dairy Month - The Maryland, Virginia and

Poultry Litter Subsurfer researchers win grant - By STEPHANIE JORDAN-SCHWIND - Associate Editor - GEORGETOWN, Del. - Researchers
Whole Foods staying with local-grown roots - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Sourcing

Delmarva ag departments feeling budget squeezes - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS and KEVIN GEORGE - Belts are tightening all
Shortall heeds call, packs up for Nebraska to live dream - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - STILL POND, Md. - At this
Yoder’s collection more than child’s play - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - HOUSTON, Del. - Whenever

Langenfelder: Food bank most rewarding job he’s had - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - BALTIMORE - George Langenfelder,
Next year’s Del. Ag Week slated to be later in Jan. - By Carol Kinsley - Staff Writer - DOVER, Del. - Planning is
Harcum welcomes thousands of kids to farm - By Carol Kinsley - Staff Writer - MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. - Hosting 2,500

Wicomico Co. Council keeps ‘density bonus’ in zoning code - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - After months of
Maryland Extension exploring new format - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Faced with
Emerson Mine denial apparently destined for appeal - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - The recent

Richardson retiring as ag secretary - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Within just
Hance tapped as successor - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Many challenges
Tech official clarifies Va. retirement bid to agents - BLACKSBURG, Va. - As Virginia Tech looks

Congress eyes Bay restoration - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In an
Protests hit streets of Salisbury - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - SALISBURY, Md. - Farmers and
Vilsack, O’Malley sign new CREP agreement for farmers - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - WESTMINSTER, Md. - A more perfect

CAFO applications on rise for Maryland, Delaware - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Associate Editor - Tallies are in for the
Vilsack taps Scuse to be FFAS officer within USDA - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Agriculture
Tending to sheep comes naturally to Mullinix family - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - UNION BRIDGE, Md. - This past

Cordish bidding to purchase Laurel Park, Pimlico tracks - By Dan Schwind - Special to The Delmarva Farmer - BALTIMORE - The
Soybean research tasks win $143,638 - SALISBURY, Md. - Responding to
Despite slow economy Wye averages up from 2008 - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - QUEENSTOWN, Md. - Clank of

USDA expects total corn, soybean acres on par with last year - Washington, D.C. - The USDA expects
Virginia not seeking early retirements in Extension - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - BLACKSBURG, Va. - The
A heck of a first day for Howard - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor
- GREENBELT, Md. - For

Md. legislation may eliminate DPI members’ power options - By STEPHANIE JORDAN
Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - House Bill
Fellows learn insight from federal level - Editor’s Note: This is the ninth
March able to bring a little precipitation to Virginia - By Jane W. Graham - AFP Correspondent - “Will March come in

Moore impressed after seeing soybeans in Argentina - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - In Argentina,
Cheese a natural fit for Hunt’s creamery - By Tamara Scully - AFP Correspondent - Fredon, N.J. - Making cheese
Del. celebrates 500th ag preservation easement - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - DOVER, Del. - Gov.

Chesapeake Fields Farmers forced to go out of business - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - As a sign
Talbot Co. buffer zone expansion is rebuffed - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - The
Maryland Ag Commission talks poultry, legislation - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland Ag

Officials: Agencies may be overwhelmed with new CAFOS - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - State agencies in the
Water quality program may pay farmers credit shares - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - WYE MILLS, Md. - This summer,
Class of four gets inducted to Maryland Dairy Shrine - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - FREDERICK, Md. - John E. Allen,

Researcher studying effects of grazing geese on wheat fields - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - POPLAR HILL, Md. - It
Kee: Goal is to ensure Delaware’s ag thrives - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - DOVER, Del. - Newly appointed
Del. on verge of launching historic Web site - By CAROL KINSLEY - Staff Writer - CAMDEN, Del. - Delaware is

Court rules Md. NMPs are public - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Circuit Court for
University in talks about possible fee for research plots - By Bruce Hotchkiss - Senior Editor - COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A committee of
Virginia corn, soybean farmers told to balance opportunities with risk - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY
Associate Editor - WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Agriculture is

U.S. Soybean Export Council CEO files suit against ex-employees - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - The chief executive
EPA, MDA meet with farmers over restrictions - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - RUTHSBURG, Md. - Officials from
Mote: UMd. preparing to counter food safety issues - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor
- COLLEGE PARK, Md. - This month’s
Farmers warn Talbot County lawmakers of driving off ag - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor
- EASTON, Md. - If you continue

Citizens concerned over power lines fill venue in Cambridge - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The auditorium at
Switchgrass getting touted as an efficient ethanol source - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - HENDERSON, Md. - Switchgrass got
O’Malley praises Maryland agriculture - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley explained
Growers and buyers pack house for MDA event - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. - Outgrowing its
Baker, Horton: Farmers can be solution to aiding Bay - By NANCY L. SMITH - AFP Correspondent - SALISBURY, Md. - “Farmers are
Frederick, Md. hosting Ag Week, Ag-Stravaganza - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - FREDERICK, Md. - Agriculture will

Md. LEED law shuts out many of state’s tree farmers - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In agriculture,
Virginia Ag Summit set for Feb. 9-10 - RICHMOND, Va. - The sixth
Md. legislators hear testimony on ag-related issues, concerns - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland legislators on
Mid-Atlantic grain producers encouraged to consider barley - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - RUTHSBURG, Md. - About 50 people
Processing facility may be in cards for Upper Shore - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CHESTERTOWN, Md. - A gathering of

Challenges halt progress of MAFO permit finalization - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - BALTIMORE - The Maryland Animal
Women in Agriculture updated on honeybees - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - DOVER, Del. - Tim Schuler,
Brothers winning bidders for Mid-Atlantic Biodiesel - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - CLAYTON, Del. - Delaware’s first
Frederick hosts Future Harvest-CASA conference - By CARYL VELISEK - Staff Writer - FREDERICK, Md. - The 10th

Kratovil appointed to House Agricultural Committee - Washington, D.C. - Freshman Congressman
Maryland Ag Commission briefed on bills, NAIS - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Maryland Ag
Delaware hosts national FFA representatives - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - For much of
Mine suffers setback with date changed to ‘grandfather’ clause - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CENTREVILLE, Md. - The emotionally

Kee tapped to be Delaware’s next Secretary of Agriculture - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - HARRINGTON, Del. - Ed Kee of
Quisenberry leaving Tech for position at Iowa State - BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech’s
Bartz makes history with record-breaking yield - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - EASTON, Md. - The venerable
Vegetable processors hold forum on industry - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - HARRINGTON, Del. - Representatives from
Growers’ accountability, documentation valued in food safety - By KEVIN GEORGE - Editor - HARRINGTON, Del. - With the
Delaware fruit, vegetable growers gather for awards banquet - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor- HARRINGTON, Del. - Delaware’s fruit and



What I saw in 2008 and what it taught me
By Taylor Spies - Grain Analyst

Wicomcio’s ag community split in zoning controversy - By STEPHANIE JORDAN - Associate Editor - SALISBURY, Md. - A zoning debate
Farmers told 300-bushel yields would be the norm - By SEAN CLOUGHERTY - Associate Editor - DOVER, Del. - A new era of
Hula makes presence felt again at NCGA contest - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - Senior Editor - CHARLES CITY, Va. - In the annual