How should farm animals be treated? It’s a simple question with a complicated and ever-evolving answer.
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.
The webinar “Roots of the Soil: Land Succession Issues Among African-American Farm Families” highlighted the historical journey of African-American farmers and laid bare the stark truths and challenges faced by their farming community since the end of the Civil War. Read more
The Maryland Grain Producers Association, Maryland Soybean Board and the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board co-sponsored the annual Commodity Classic. Read more
Summer squash is an ancient crop that is still enjoyed on modern dinner tables, and the summer staple is thriving on farms and in gardens across Virginia despite a late spring frost. Read more