Demand for hemp has increased, but that doesn’t necessarily mean economic stability for growers. One team is looking to fix that through risk mitigation tools designed for the hemp industry.
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.
In March, a county circuit court judge ruled nitrogen-rich gas needs to be considered in discharge permits for water. The state of Maryland says that’s going too far. Read more
Baltimore-based Karma Farm has found success in growing vertical hydroponic vegetables and selling them to local restaurants. Read more
The Maryland Manure Transport Program will now offer a $28 per ton cost-share rate for producers hauling poultry manure across the state. Read more
Maryland farmers markets are hoping for another booming season as they prepare to reopen in 2021. Read more
As Delaware aims to obtain 40% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025, farmers are weighing in on how solar panels have benefited their farms. Read more
In Virginia, carbon emission levels have remained consistent for three decades despite increased agriculture production. Read more