December 7, 2004

Soybean rust on Delmarva? Agriculture experts prepare - By LINDA SIEMON - Soybean rust appears to be
Chinese delegation studying agriculture on Maryland farms - By LINDA SIEMON - About 30 government officials from China are
LEAD Maryland program names Class IV fellows - By JEFF MORELAND - You are never too old to learn, and a group of
New rules allow farmers to produce cakes, pies at home - By LINDA SIEMON - The state is making it easier for farmers to
Bull semen stolen from Kent County, Md., farm - By LINDA SIEMON - There¹s a first time for
Delaware Farm Bureau holds annual banquet - By CAROL KINSLEY - Robert Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, was
Virginia turkey processing plant reopens as cooperative - HINTON, Va. (AP) ‹ Seven months after Pilgrim¹s Pride announced it

November 30, 2004

Bigger bean yields - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Results from the Dorchester County Roundup Ready soybean test, in
Bird flu could claim up to 7 million lives - BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) ‹ The world is closer to the
Maryland¹s tobacco buyout: where we stand six years later - Last week marked the six-year anniversary of the
Ehrilich-Steele Administration honors century farm families - ANNAPOLIS, Md.‹ Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele honored Maryland¹s farm
Chesapeake Fields snacks almost market ready - By LINDA SIEMON - Chesapeake Fields Farmers is close to putting its
Small Farm Conference draws diverse group of farmers together - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. ‹ Beginning, seasoned, and aspiring farmers came to
Competitive markets key in future of ag - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - With the strong upward trend for U.S. farm productivity in the latter

November 23, 2004

Rust spreading in Gulf Coast states - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ‹ Hurricane Ivan apparently spread soybean rust, a
Veneman resigns as U.S. ag secretary - WASHINGTON (AP) ‹ Ann Veneman, a peach farmer¹s daughter who
Bees are all the buzz - By LINDA SIEMON - Though they can be a summertime pest to many
Montgomery County¹s first E-85 station now open to the public - Montgomery County¹s ethanol fueling station in Rockville, Md., which began
Too much grain: a good problem to have - By LINDA SIEMON - This year soybeans have hit a record high in
Crop insurance: Do you need it, and where do you get it? - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Corn and soybean growers who chose crop insurance at

November 16, 2004Soybean rust found in the United States -

By RICKY BOURGEOIS - "It¹s not a question of Œif,¹ but Œwhen,¹² has been the

Queen Anne¹s County makes the soy switch - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - CENTREVILLE, Md. ‹ Early next year, perhaps in January if all
Soybean rust: Not if, but when - This past summer, during a crops tour by the
A real family farm experience - By JEFF MORELAND - WINCHESTER, Va. ‹ With a farm that¹s been in the
Gilchrest remains committed to resource preservation - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Although Rep. Wayne Gilchrest is looking forward to his
Mushroom farms sprouting up along the East Coast - By LINDA SIEMON - OXFORD, Pa. ‹ Sauteed, stuffed or smoked - mushrooms are a
¡Viva el dinero!: $150 million in ag products headed to Cuba -Virginia News Briefs - RICHMOND, Va. ‹ Castro wants cattle--and with the end of

November 9, 2004

'Cowpie Compost' helps farm, environment, plus gardeners - MIDLAND, Va. ‹ A Northern Virginia farm family is
Kent County, Md. ag breakfast honors local families - By LINDA SIEMON - The Kent County Chamber of Commerce held its
Montgomery County ag leaders cited for service - By CARYL VELISEK - As the 2004 agricultural fair season drew to a
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation - By GEORGE MAYO Executive Director Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation - The impetuous whims of adolescence blended with
University of Maryland students complete re-sodding projecat at Arlington Cemetery - By LINDA SIEMON - Landscaping students from the University of Maryland will be
Virginia news briefs - Ventilation is important during winter for dairy herds

November 2, 2004

Silos running over at area grain plants -
By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Driving past the Perdue Farms grain facility near
Maryland family wins national dairy award - BY CARYL VELISEK - Charles and Gene Iager of Maple Lawn Farms, Inc., of
Maryland Department of Ag Receives $370,000 for crop insurance education - ANNAPOLIS, Md. ‹ U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman announced that
USDA announces addition of environmentally sensitive land to conservation reserve program - COLUMBIA, Md. ‹ Elizabeth Anderson, Executive Director for
Virginia pumpkin growers unveil new Web site - Calling all Virginia pumpkin lovers and growers. Now there¹s
Rural leaders to focus on the future at 2004 Maryland Rural Summit - ANNAPOLIS, Md. ‹ On Nov. 4-5, the Rural Maryland Council, together with
Robert Ensor named conservation grants program manager of MDA - ANNAPOLIS, Md. ‹ Agriculture Secretary Lewis R. Riley announced
University of Maryland 2004 corn tests show great strides - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Preliminary results for the University of Maryland 2004 corn test yields show
Delaware foods marketed in Mid-Atlantic Region - Two Delaware food companies and the Delaware Department of Agriculture exhibited

October 26, 2004

DPI Booster Banquet - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. recognized Kenneth Bounds, MidAtlantic Farm Credit vice president of development, with its highest honor
Maryland Young Farmers Advisory Board - By JEFF MORELAND - WASHINGTON, D.C. ‹ The Maryland Young Farmers Advisory Board's job is to discuss obstacles and opportunities for young

October 19, 2004

Right of entry top concern among nutrient management law changes - By JEFF MORELAND - EASTON, Md. ‹ It¹s one of the hottest topics on
ŒAg legends¹ relive good old days - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - CENTREVILLE, Md. ‹ The argument is made that the
Governor appoints Young Farmers Advisory Board - ANNAPOLIS, Md. ‹ Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., recently
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation, co-op group will sponsor candidate training - RICHMOND ‹ Anyone can learn from mistakes, but the

October 12, 2004

Nutrient management requirements could change for Maryland farmers - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - The Maryland Department of Agriculture will
Century farms honored in Delaware - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - The A & W Burbage Family Partnership in
Virginia lays claim to first East Coast soy biodiesel plant - By JOHN FULTON LEWIS - Delaware farmers may be celebrating the
Be careful what you ask for, Mrs. Kerry; you might get it - By DENNIS T. AVERY - CHURCHVILLE, VA‹Teresa Heinz Kerry lavishly
Questions still remain about Cecil County Farm Museum - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - The Cecil County Farm Museum, a
Interest in soy biodiesel continues to heat up - By JOHN FULTON LEWIS - Virginia soybean growers are not only
Celebrating Maryland¹s Thoroughbred horses - By JEFF MORELAND - BALTIMORE ‹ In horse racing, coming in
Sussex County, Del., celebrates Farm Bureau with annual banquet

October 5, 2004

Virginia to name first agriculture secretary - RICHMOND, Va. — Farmers don’t have a name
Japan lifts ban on Delaware, Maryland poultry - Delmarva delegation scheduling meeting with Chinese ambassodor - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Japan’s ambassador to the United
Kent County Farm Bureau turns 60 - By CAROL KINSLEY - FELTON, Del. — Kent County Farm Bureau celebrated its
Governor declares emergency following New Castle storms - DOVER, Del. — Governor Ruth Ann Minner on Thursday declared
CAFO workshops scheduled Oct. 20 - The Delaware Nutrient Management Commission and Department of
Rural Maryland Council honored nationally - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Sept. 1, during the
September 28, 2004

Poultry houses headed for Queen Anne’s County farm - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - CENTREVILLE, Md. — The three-member Board of
Ground broken in Delaware for first biodiesel plant on East Coast - By CAROL KINSLEY - CLAYTON, Del. — Ground was broken in
New York farmer making new strides in pest control - By JEF MORELAND - LYONS, N.Y. — First came reality television. Now,
Buying local: It’s quite a ‘Deale’ at Food Rite store - In today’s “big-box” store craze there are
2004 a summer to remember for some Virginia youths - By JANE W. GRAHAM - A group of farm youth in Pulaski County, Va., will
Reynolds retires from post with Virginia Cattlemen Association - By JANE W. GRAHAM - The Virginia Cattlemen’s Association is
Nutrient management training, certification workshops planned - Poultry growers, pasture operators to learn how to write their own plans - - - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Department of Agriculture in
USDA announces new online payment service across Maryland - COLUMBIA, Md. — Elizabeth Anderson, Executive Director for

September 21, 2004

Chicken house debate heats up in Queen Anne’s County
Couple’s attempt to start poultry operation opposed - By RICKY BOURGEOIS
Neighbors fear effects to property, environment - By JEFF MORELAND


USDA’s Veneman speaks at National Angus Tour stop in Aldie, Virginia - BY CARYL VELISEK - USDA Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman paid a
Former 4-H/FFA member making an impact in agriculture - BY CARYL VELISEK - The Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Md., has
Maryland State Fair livestock highlights, reports - BY CARYL VELISEK - The 123rd Maryland State Fair is now history and

September 14, 2004

Former Monsanto employee serves his country in Iraq - By JEFF MORELAND - When Jeff Vance left for Iraq to serve his
Cover crops are recommended in battle against Bay pollution - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - With $2 million in state funding and
Hurricane season hits hard in central Va. - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - A series of storms in a busy Atlantic hurricane season has -
Virginia News Brief - RICHMOND —With agricultural export sales at
Delaware professor pleads guilty to poultry virus-smuggling charges - DOVER, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware
Brothers of the Century part of fraternity’s history - By CARYL VELISEK - As the agriculture fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho begins its
Deadline growing near for crop insurance on wheat, barley, forage - Higher coverage levels offered for wheat in Maryland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland farmers are
Delmarva Farmer scholarship winners announced - By MEGAN MESSIX - The Delmarva Farmer recently held its sixth annual golf tournament on

September 7, 2004

4-H ers support U.S. soldiers in Iraq - Chaptico Chargers 4-H Club sends care package to Iraq
Russia lifts ban on Del. poultry - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Russia’s Federal Veterinarian and Phitosanitary Service last week lifted it
Tropical storm leaves heavy damage on Virginia crops - HANOVER, Va. — Remnants of Tropical Depression Gaston did more than pile

Virginia pesticide disposal hits 1 million pound mark - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and
Corn mazes springing up across Delmarva - By JEFF MORELAND - WORTON, Md. — Jonathan Mason is fresh out of
Locals learn how to transform farms into tourist destinations - Take any farm with fields of corn and

August 31, 2004

Corn crops are ready to be harvested a bit early in some parts of Delmarva this season. Above, two combines on C.H. Gannon’s Easton, Md., farm empty their loads into a waiting tractor-trailer.

Photo by Jeff Moreland


Some corn crops being harvested early this season - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - After feeling the extremes of
Michele Robinson named Miss Maryland Agriculture - By CARYL VELISEK - TIMONIUM, Md. — Michele Robinson of Whiteford, Md.. in

Michele Robinson, right, the new Miss Maryland Agriculture 2004, is congratulated by her fellow competitors.
Photo by Jeff Moreland

Immigrant farmers finding their niche - UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Tired of the same old
Risk management workshop for poultry farmers set for Sept. 9 in Delmar, Md. - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The cooperative efforts of the states of

August 24, 2004

11 John Deere dealerships set to merge, forming Atlantic Tractor - New jobs, new stores planned for futur - By JEFF MORELAND - DOVER, Del. ‹ ³Thank you for calling
Poultry industry added to loan guarantee program in Maryland - BY RICKY BOURGEOIS - Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich and the
Workman family honored with Service to Agriculture award - Members of the Workman family of Shortly, Del., were
Search begins for Governor¹s Agriculture Hall of Fame nominees - ANNAPOLIS, MD ‹ Agriculture touches the
Survey shows broad support for biodiesel tax incentive - SEAFORD, Del. ­ The Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association, composed of

August 17, 2004

Crops show promise for farmers across Delmarva - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Delmarva growers of grain and row crops can
Virginia Ag Expo makes its debut on Eastern Shore - By JEFF MORELAND - NASSAWADOX, Va. — It takes more than a
Anderson joins USDA staff - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Princess Anne, Md., native Elizabeth Anderson says
Community kitchen opens its doors to Queen Anne’s farmers - BY MEGAN MESSIX - CENTREVILLE, Md. — If you’re looking for a
Willard Agri-Service open house celebrates new facility - By RICKY BOURGEIOUS - GREENWOOD, Del. — About 200 people attended an

August 10, 2004

Fight for his life - By JEFF MORELAND - NORTH EAST, Md. — Teenagers will be teenagers. Take Wes Miller for
Triplet heifer calves born in Denton, Md. - DENTON, Md. — “Triplets?” That is what David Clark
Oldies but goodies take the field for antique tractor pull - By JEFF MORELAND - EASTON, Md. — Nobody’s going to get rich here, but
Variety is the spice of Penn State’s Ag Progress Days - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. —Whether you’re interested in
No-till ill-advised for some fields, study says - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - New research by the Maryland Center for

August 3, 2004

Bay pollution report points finger at livestock manure - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - A report issued by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation calls for
Delaware announces grant for soy biodiesel truck - HARRINGTON, Del. ‹ At a press conference at the
Eastern Shore might benefit from federal restriction ease on goose - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) ‹ Almost a decade ago, it
Ag studies thrive thanks to new interest in farm-related careers - ST. PAUL (AP) ‹ Amanda Melhorn has never lived on

July 27, 2004

Barn, truck lost in Md. farm blaze - By JEFF MORELAND GOLDSBORO, Md. — As Edward Banks stood
From dairy princess to children’s author - By MEGAN MESSIX - NORTH EAST, Md. — In 1975 she was a Delaware dairy princess. Today,
USDA authority on soybean rust to speak at Commodity Classic - Dr. Reid Frederick, one the nation’s leading authorities on
Suzanne Perdue named 2004 Maryland Dairy Princess - BY MEGAN MESSIX - FREDERICK, Md. — Suzanne Perdue is the

July 13, 2004

Maryland continues to gain horse power - By JEFF MORELAND - Go for Gin now stands at Darlington’s Bonita Farm
Agro-ecology grants funded - Queenstown, Md. — The Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology has
Nutrient management notice issued - DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Nutrient Management Program is
Antique Olivers to pull at Cecil County Fair - Antique tractor pull enthusiasts are in for a special treat at
Full steam ahead for 31st Tuckahoe festival - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Models are an important part of the
Kinsley new director of Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association - Ice cream ‘soy-cial’ planned for July 23 - The Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association (MASA) has
Syngenta unveils new weed control product - By MEGAN MESSIX - Weeds. They can be a problem for any

July 6, 2004

Ethanol plant could be in Delmarva by 2009 - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - If biochemists can develop a an
Learning safety down on the farm - By CARYL VELISEK - Learning is much easier when
Agri-tourism growing across Mid-Atlantic region - By MEGAN MESSIX - As the face of farming changes
Commodity Classic set for July 29 in Friendship, Md. - Crop insurance, Asian soybean rust and
Immigrant workers subject of hearing by state task force - SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Politicians, immigrant groups and
Computer-controlled tomatoes in Md. - By CARYL VELISEK - Simply put, Joe Sabelhaus loves tomatoes, and
Poultry advocate honored with leadership award - POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) - The life of Carole Morison, advocate for
Superweeds? Not on Ron Ritter’s watch - By BRUCH HOTCHKISS - Environmental activists often warn of

June 29, 2004

USDA takes aerial tour of Delmarva agriculture - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - In an effort to attract USDA funding for the
Kent County, Md. creates farm driving tour brochure - By JEFF MORELAND - CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Ladies and gentlemen, start your
Maryland grape growers hold field day - SUDLERSVILLE, Md. — Over 60 Maryland grape growers or
Extension ‘all-star game’ still a hit after 25 years - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The score, as announced at the end of the contest, was
Montgomery County, Md. team tops at Envirothon - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A five-member team of high
Chesapeake Fields given Shore Leadership award - Chesapeake Fields Institute was honored with a
Connelly takes USDA post - WASHINGTON D.C. - James R. Little, administrator of
Corn growers in eastern Va. look to Bt hybrids for 2005 season - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Agronomists, entomologists and Extension agents say there’s little producers can do
LEAD Maryland Foundation accepting applications - QUEENSTOWN, Md. — The LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to

June 22, 2004

Eastern Virginia growers battling heavy corn borer - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Two weeks after what was described as an
On a ‘Cold Saturday’ in historic Maryland - By CARYL VELISEK - Carol Hackney of Cold Saturday Farm has taken steps to
Atkinson to head soybean group - Dick Atkinson of Williamsburg, Va., has
Kent County 4-H camps set - The Kent County 4-H Program will be

June 15, 2004

Unusable pesticides to be disposed of in 2004 - Available to farmers, commodity producers....
Dairy Day scheduled for June 19 in Richmond, Va. - RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Dairy Day, a time to....
Va., Md. battle snakehead fish - MARSHALL HALL, Md. (AP) — Stunned by 200 volts of....
Va. Farm Bureau hits new high - RICHMOND, Va. — As of June 2, Farm Bureau counted
State-wide mosquito surveilance program underway in Maryland - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Mosquito season is....
Farming not the lifestyle for writer - BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Vernal Lind knew he wouldn’t be a....
Animal IDs topic of Va. conference - ROANOKE, Va. — Animal identification, an issue of

June 8, 2004

Farmers markets now open across Delmarva - By JEFF MORELAND - EASTON, Md. — When they want the freshest fruits and....
Market closes after 12 years - WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — After 12 years, the....
Something to talk about at Neal Farms - By JEFF MORELAND - FEDERALSBURG, Md. — Wheatley and Ann Neal needed a .....
Delmarva Chicken Festival to run June 11-13 - By MEGAN MESSIX - The annual Delmarva chicken festival will
USDA releases ag census data - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The U.S. Department of ....
Howard County, Md., opens farm photo contest - Turn your great photos into ....

June 1, 2004

Virginia turkey growers want to buy Pilgrim’s Pride plant- Vote to form co-op passes 144-7 - BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Virginia and West Virginia turkey growers for ....
First horse in 2004 tests positive for West Nile Virus - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today
Locally grown organic food in greater demand by Marylanders - CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Maryland consumers want to....
Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association to meet June 9 in Dover - Tom Hammer, president of the National....
Delaware equine surveys are in the mail - Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse has....
Biodiesel facility plans move forward - CLAYTON, Del. — At a public town meeting on May 24, the

May 25, 2004

Baxter Farms closing its doors after 48 years - By JEFF MORELAND - STOCKLEY, Del. — Jim Baxter Jr. and his....
Gas prices continue to rise - By MEGAN MESSIX - As fuel prices seem to climb....
Energy grants available for farmers - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced the....
Land-use issues back in Virginia - NORTHAMTON COUNTY, Va. — Farmers in....
Food science center keyed to Shore - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — Food science, as it....
Wills 4-H/FFA Fair draws 918 animal exhibits May 15 - By CARYL VELISEK - Young people from eight Maryland counties

May 11, 2004

Ag education programs get $150,000 in funding - By KILEY SLAGLE - After receiving $22,500 more than it
Iraqi wheat buyers welcomed to U.S. - Continuing the efforts to...
Cover crop sign-ups begin June 1 - ANNAPOLIS — Farmers who plant winter cover crops early may
Grain producers seek new members - Maryland Grain Producers Association is
They ‘Got Milk’, but they ‘no got’ checkoff - By BRIAN SNYDER
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Assn.
of Sustainable Agriculture

They’re back! - Maryland officially welcomes 17-year cicadas

Driving north on....

Ban on U.S. poultry lifted in Hong Kongby JEFF MORELAND - Delmarva is back in the bird.......
More cover crops part of solution to clean up Bay - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Maryland’s part in the five-state effort to.....
Fighting the battle of a lifetime - By KILEY SLAGLE - For 16 years, Jean Galbreath did not.....
Cicadas not always a ‘bug’ - By JENNEFER PRICE - Every 17 years,....
Curtain falls on 31st annual edition of Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival - BY CARYL VELISEK - The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, held the....
Maryland crop insurance purchases continue to climb

May 04, 2004

May is Agriculture Month in Virginia - Gov. Mark R. Warner has
Fun on the farm - Mid-Atlantic farms becoming active in agri-tourism
Delaware officials learn GPS methods - Approximately 30 Delaware United States Department of
Maryland Brown Swiss Calf Sale wraps up in Frederick - By CARYL VELISEK - The 30th Mid-Atlantic Brown Swiss Calf Sale was
Agriculture education building delayed in Delaware

April 27, 2004

Farmers want 2004 weather to be ‘normal’ - By JEFF MORELAND - Farmers throughout Delmarva aren’t asking....
Chinese orchid company plans network of growers - By CAROL KINSLEY - Following on the heels of....
John Deere sales jump in March - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - John Deere & Co. reports that....
Farm families: Kenneys expand in Pittsville, Md. - By CAROL KINSLEY - When Brent Kenney asked to
O.A. Newton celebrating Valmont’s 50th anniversaryBy CAROL KINSLEY - O.A. Newton & Son Inc., a....
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources honors two - Grove Miller If it relates to Maryland Agriculture, Grove Miller has
Maryland Angus Association elects new officers for 2004 - BY CARYL VELISEK - The Board of Directors of the

April 20, 2004

Nutrient management bill passes in Md. legislature By JEFF MORELAND - The nutrient management bill (Senate Bill 182) for
Maryland Ag Commission hits the road for farm tours - By JEFF MORELAND - There was good news and
Shrimp could be large crop in Delaware - By CAROL KINSLEY - Dr. Tom Handwerker has his
Risk management education conference set for May 4-5 - Agricultural leaders and crop
Augusta ‘Hot Shot’ corn brings $2,230 to Virginia farmer - By KILEY SLAGLE - Just across the Middlesex County border in
Nessler is new dean of research at Virginia Tech- Craig L. Nessler has been named associate dean for
Land preservation remains hot topic for Mt. Airy, Md. - By CARYL VELISEK - There are 30,000 acres of
Maryland Holstein show in Timonium sees repeat winners- By CARYL VELISEK - Two Long Time Production cows

April 13, 2004

Fungicide ready for soybean rust- By CAROL KINSLEY - If soybean rust reaches the United States — and
USDA’s MOU to benefit minority farmers in Mid-Atlantic region - Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman has signed a
U of Maryland soil-judging team headed for national competition - With the support of the
Moreland joins Delmarva Farmer team - For just the fourth time in its
Maryland & Virginia honors members at annual banquet - Maryland & Virginia shined the
Delaware Farm Bureau celebrates 60th year- The Delaware Farm Bureau celebrated its
April 6, 2004
Delaware to regulate all poultry operationsBy CAROL KINSLEY - Last week, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner released
Md. farmers will keep ag tax exemption By CAROL KINSLEY - While the slots issue continues to
Va. Congressman seeks relief from high gas prices - According to the U.S. Energy Department¹s Energy Information Administration, the
Del., Md. plan lifting of emergency restrictions on live bird movement Apr. 5 - By CAROL KINSLEY - The agriculture departments of Maryland and
Racing industry rallies in support of Maryland slots in Md. - By KILEY SLAGLE - Hundreds of supporters of
Riley announces new regs for manure transport - Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Lewis R. Riley announced
March 30, 2004
Delaware ag tag will help preserve farmland - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner was joined by
Va. introduces pilot litter application program - Poultry litter disposal can be
Avian flu tests negative in Md. - The University of Delaware Lasher Laboratory reported
Ceresville New Holland open house attracts 400 - By CARYL VELISEK - The folks at

March 23, 2004
Delaware, Maryland act to protect oak, ash trees -

Both Delaware and Maryland are taking preventive action
Hughesville site of Md. tobacco auction Mar. 23

Cattlemen support increased BSE testing intensified - The USDA announced March 15 that it
In Va., ‘tractor safety no accident’ - Spring marks the beginning of a busy time in

Chinese officials view Delaware’s avian flu-control efforts first hand - Gov. Ruth Ann Minner met with

March 16, 2004

Poultry litter restrictions eased on Virginia’s Eastern Shore - In a statement released March 9, the Virginia Department of
Cattlemen urge full and permanent death tax repeal Urged - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, representing generations of
Farmer begins 29th year - On this page
What are the three most significant developments affecting the farming industry right now? - By EDWIN R.FRY - Production agriculture is so
Wal-Mart buys local produce - When it comes to retail grocery sales, Wal-Mart is
Jeff Allen named ASA/Dupont ‘Young Leader’ - Delaware soybean producer, Jeffrey Allen of
Maryland Cattle Convention looks at business management - By CARYL VELISEK - Those who attended the

March 9, 2004

Avian influenza found in Pocomoke City, Md. - Avian influenza has been found in Maryland. On March

Producers honored as Master Farmers - On March 8, close to 200 Mid-Atlantic ag leaders and

Va. Farm Bureau women mark Ag Week with supermarket event- What better time of the year to talk with

J. Frank Gordy Sr. inducted into poultry hall of fame - The late J. Frank Gordy Sr., well known poultry industry and

Allen Family Foods begins $20 million expansion in Harbeson, Del.

Maryland farmer shares Jaycee young farmer award- Richard Eaves of New Midway, Md., has

March 2, 2004

Partial cleanouts allowed - Eased restriction will help industry Œget back to business as usual¹...
Avian flu found in Texas, British Columbia - By CAROL KINSLEY - Avian influenza has appeared in Texas and British Columbia.
FDA registration rules confusing - By CAROL KINSLEY - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last year
Cuban market great opportunity for Va. farmers - Cuba became the 35th largest export market for
VDACS creates new position, deputy state veterinarian - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and
Knill enters Mount Airy Hall of Fame - By CARYL VELISEK - C. William ³Bill² Knill, has been named to The Mount Airy (Md.) Hall of Fame. Knill, a
Famed farmer, scholar to speak in Easton March 24 - The spring edition of Journeys Home, a lecture series that

February 24, 2004

Results negative as bird flu testing expands on Delmarva - Scientists at the Lasher Laboratory in Georgetown, Del., continue
Virginia bans Easter chick, duckling sales - On Feb. 13, Dr. Donald W. Butts, state veterinarian with the
Feds kick in cost-share for crop insurance - Farmers in several “underserved” states who sign up for
Sign up for EQIP now - By CAROL KINSLEY - Sign-up periods for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program vary from state to
Delaware, Maryland formalize AI restrictions - The Delaware Department of Agriculture on Feb. 20 issued an
Delmarva Safety Seminar, Expo set for March 2-3 - Workplace deaths and injuries continue to incur a high toll for

February 17, 2004

DPI urges: Stay away from poultry farms - EDITOR¹S NOTE: The following message was issued by the Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. concerning
4-H dairy judging story - By BRUCE HOTCHKISS - The Maryland 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Team was
Notes of concern come from abroad - We are a Japanese couple who went to

February 10, 2004

H7 avian influenza found in Delaware - By CAROL KINSLEY - Avian influenza has been found in a flock of non
USDA bans Southeast Asian birds - Prompted by outbreaks of avian flu responsible for the
Md. Farm Bureau, MACCA honor crop consultant - Jon Sewell, a crop consultant working for
Virginia¹s Neal H. Martin receives 2004 ŒDistinguished Service Award¹ - Eggs, they say, are incredible, edible and with so
Edwin Fry¹s ŒKnowledge Grows¹ with Chevron scholarship win - ChevronTexaco Global Lubricants last week
Hollands, Murrays inducted into Md. Ag Hall of Fame- By CAROL KINSLEY - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. joined agricultural leaders from
Montgomery County, Md., big winner at AFBF convention - By CARYL VELISEK - Montgomery County, Md., scored big at the

February 3, 2004

Hot topics draw farmers to Richmond despite snow, cold - Neither snow nor bitter cold could
Del. farmers have 6 months to get certified - Procrastinators in Delaware are off the hook, but
Murray, Holland families tapped for Md. Hall of Fame - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Maryland Agriculture Secretary Lewis R. Riley will
Buyers tell Del. vegetable growers: 'We¹d rather have quality product¹ - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - Christopher Downs, director of produce sales and
Del. soy board issues request for research proposals - The Delaware Soybean Board, representing all
Capped rates won¹t solve Va¹s electric market problem - A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed a proposal to
Baltimore County leads state in conservation easements - Baltimore County landowners protected 542 acres of
National ŒWomen in Ag¹ conference slated - ³Women play vital roles in production
Great Frederick Fair brings home national awards- By CARYL VELISEK - The Great Frederick Fair of Frederick County, Md., in
A thyme of transition for Virginia herb growers - By SYLVIA HOEHNS WRIGHT - It started as a retirement venture and ended as one of
State Fair of Virginia hires new president, Curry Roberts - Maurice B. Rowe III, chairman of the
January 27, 2004

DFB outlines key legislative priorities - By CAROL KINSLEY - Delaware Farm Bureau will host its annual legislative luncheon today
Virginia tax debate has just begun - Recent revenue shortfalls have brought issues such as taxes, tax policy and fairness
Video conference offers update on BSE - The single case of BSE or ³mad cow disease² detected last month in the U.S. and
Virginia¹s rural legislative agenda introduced - Several recommendations from the Rural Virginia Prosperity Commission already
Windmill bill will thrill clean energy advocates - By CAROL KINSLEY - There could be an opportunity for agricultural producers to supplement their income in
Conference pointed way to more profit - By CARYL VELISEK - Future Harvest-CASA held its fifth annual conference Jan. 16 and 17 at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstow
Maryland Holstein convention to be held on Eastern Shore - Holstein breeders will head for the Eastern Shore in March

January 20, 2004

Gov. Ehrlich committed to permanently protect 1,030,000 acres of Maryland farmland by 2022 - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.¹s bold commitment to
U.S., Canada, Mexico address BSE challenge - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, Canadian Minister of
Wind, excessive rain bring disaster declaration for Virginia counties - In response to requests by
Gene Mullinix bullish on agriculture in 2004 - By CARYL VELISEK - Gene Mullinix is bullish on agriculture and predicts a
Kennys are believers in diversification, crop insurance - The Kenney family has been thinking about risk
Scuse reviews Delaware Department of Ag activities - By CAROL KINSLEY - As a bitter cold wind howled outside the
Ehrlich to introduce bill to change Water Quality Improvement Act - By CAROL KINSLEY - Next week, Gov. Robert Ehrlich will present to the
Brown announces retirement as Virginia Tech dean - Gregory N. Brown of Blacksburg, Va., dean of the College of
Risk management Œguru¹ to lead workshops in region - Art Barnaby, Kansas State University agricultural economist, may be able to

January 13, 2004

Va. farmers seek Œsecretary of agriculture¹ - With the 2004 Virginia General Assembly set to
450 calves euthanized in wake of BSE case - By RICKY BOURGEOIS - U.S. Department of Agriculture personnel last week
Crop insurance now available for poultry farms - By CAROL KINSLEY - Contract poultry growers will be able to insure the in
Farming, forestry concerns merit legislators¹ attention - By BRUCE HIATT - President Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
Virginia¹s Rural Prosperity Commission will be
Dairymen support reimbursement for dumped milk - By CARYL VELISEK - At its recent annual meeting, the

January 6, 2004

USDA responds to BSE case with immediate policy changes - On Dec. 23, 2003, Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced that
Kent County corn crop failure leads to court case - By KILEY SLAGLE - Harborview Farms and Yearling¹s Beginning, two Maryland-based farming operations that
Va. Tech receives $2.7 million NIH grant - Virginia Tech will become an important stepping stone
Economists¹ viewpoint: Things are looking brighter for 2004 - By DR. MIKE WALDEN
North Carolina Cooperative
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Floyd Gaibler: Ag exports improving - By RON SMITH
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Networking concept draws island visitors to UMES - By CAROL KINSLEY - Delegations from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago visited the University of