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A museum at a Baltimore college is opening its doors to an exhibit that traces the city’s early food and farm practices, according to a published report. “Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore” has been on display at the Homewood Museum at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Scheduled to run through April. Read More »

Westminster, MD (March 24, 2012) – MidAtlantic Farm Credit (MAFC) has announced the retirement of Lloyd Webb, Regional Manager in the Delmarva Region of MAFC and the promotion of Kenny Bounds to succeed Webb.Webb began his Farm Credit career over 35 years ago as a field representative with the Delaware Federal Land Bank Association and. Read More »

Westminster, MD (March 24, 2012) – Customers of MidAtlantic Farm Credit (MAFC) should plan to attend one of the sectional stockholders’ meetings scheduled in April. Meeting attendees will join fellow stockholders, directors, and staff of MAFC for a meal and fellowship as well as hear an update on the association’s plans for 2012. Entertainment will. Read More »

The state of Virginia is doing its part to preserve the strength of the honeybee population in the state as the insect serves an important role in the agricultural industry, The Smith Mountain Eagle reports. Though the U.S. Congress has not stamped approval on funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to monitor Colony Collapse. Read More »

The Agriculture Department of West Virginia recognized in-state agritourism firms for helping to shine a light on the state’s attributes, according to a press release. The state conducted a February 29 Agritourism Workshop in Morgantown, where it distributed annual prizes and awards that celebrate exceptional advertising, promotion and publicity of destinations and attractions offered by. Read More »

At least 50 long rifles steeped in tradition and heritage will be presented early next month at a museum in Southeast Pennsylvania, according to a press release. The Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster County is presenting “The Golden Age of an American Art Form: The Lancaster Long Rifle” and the display pieces. Read More »

A Northwest Pennsylvania farmer is within months if not weeks of unveiling a mechanism that converts bales of switch grass into a burnable heat source, according to The Associated Press. Calvin Ernst of Crawford County said the wood-like pellets that are generated also can produce electricity or can absorb moisture. The 71-year-old and his son. Read More »

Seasoned agriculture operators, beginning farmers and people just curious about the trade recently gathered in Pennsylvania for the 34th Annual Wayne County/Sullivan County (N.Y.) Dairy Day/Ag Day. The Honesdale High School gymnasium was abuzz on February 20 as a variety of people attended workshops and presentations on a number of subjects, according to the Wayne. Read More »

I’m excited to announce our 2012 scholarship winners. We received about 90 entries for this year’s contest, and—as always—I’m amazed at the quality of young people that we have within our footprint. These students are truly the best of the best, and reading through them each year is a study in excellence. Winners are listed. Read More »

The state of Maryland set a record for cover crop planting in 2011. Nearly 430,000 acres in the state were planted with cover crops – which are small grain crops – last year, according to the Star Democrat. “Our farmers continue to show their leadership in the Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts by planting a record. Read More »