Category : Industry News

We know how hard it is to work the long, laborious hours of a farming operation on top of maintaining work off the farm, that’s why we’re proud to introduce you to the Crum family in our most recent issue of the Leader! For Jason Crum and his wife, Mary, purchasing land to farm and. Read More »

In the poultry industry, an industry that changes as frequently as the weather, today it’s not unusual for farming within families to be discontinued in contrast to previous generations. In our most recent Leader, we take a look at Longenecker’s Hatchery and how their multi-generational business has survived through the years. Starting with breeder hens. Read More »

By: Debbie Stremmel, marketing specialist Last week I had the opportunity to attend the National Value Added Conference in Baltimore, MD along with many other staff members from our association. As an association, we were excited that two of our staff members, Bill Kitsch and Angel Adams were chosen to give a presentation on a study they conducted. Read More »

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced it is accepting applications through May 29 for a competitive specialty crop grant program to fund projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of these specialty crops. MDA will award $450,000 in grants for projects with a minimum level of $15,000. Special consideration will be given to projects that. Read More »

First of all, Happy Cinco de Mayo fellow subscribers! The holiday originated with Mexican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit What do you do when your dream of developing a sustainable way of living, not only supports you and your family, but provides more resources than you can utilize? For many farmers, the answer to this is simple: start a farm store or stand. These “stores” can be as. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and has developed as a great way to involve the community in providing substantial financial support to local producers in return for a weekly (or bi-weekly) delivery of their purchased “share” of produce. Many CSA’s are aimed at providing fresh, organic, and local. Read More »

Today, March 25, 2014 is being celebrated throughout the country as National Agriculture Day. It is a day to recognize the abundance provided by agriculture, whereas every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to celebrate the contributions of the number one industry in the country. So,. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Depending on location, farmers can suffer significant losses each year due to predator attacks on their goat herds. These predators take many different shape and size, including: coyote, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, eagle, and even the domestic dog. If your herd has been tormented by any of these. Read More »

Several years in the making, the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 was a major win for agriculture and for the food security of our nation. How the provisions in the farm bill will play out on farms across the Mid-Atlantic region will be determined over the next several months as USDA works with. Read More »