Lancaster Farming’s Southern Region covers news and feature stories from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

The Southern Region covers everything from the dairy industry in western Maryland to the poultry industry on the Delmarva Peninsula and the commercial beef industry in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and beyond.

Regular columns including Lay of the Law, Farm Credit Corner, MaryLAND of Agriculture, NASS News and NRCS News help keep our readers informed on the latest news and information related to agriculture and other topics of concern to farmers and people interested in the agricultural sector.

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November 28, 2020

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The Maryland Department of Agriculture has adopted new regulations that will expand the state’s industrial hemp program. The new regulations bring the state’s program into compliance with provisions of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, and will establish industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Read more

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Maryland is currently operating under the 2014 Farm Bill pilot research program for hemp, which requires hemp to contain less than 0.3% of delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis. Read more