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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September 19, 2020

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Katey Evans, whose farm not only grows fresh produce but is also known for sweet treats from The Frozen Farmer, appeared on the TV show Shark Tank to find investors for her business. Read more

COVID-19 has exposed some of the weaknesses in the U.S. meat supply chain. There is a shortage of federally inspected slaughterhouses, as just 50 plants process 98% of the meat in the U.S. Read more

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The 60th annual Eastern Shore Threshermen and Collector’s Association’s threshing, steam and gas engine show was held Aug. 7-9 near Denton. Read more

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As part of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and Farm Foundation’s series “Managing Agricultural Trade in an Increasingly Chaotic World,” a panel of speakers was convened to speak about international trade and the World Trade Organization. Read more

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A new farmers market has bloomed in southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The Sunday Market at Honey’s Harvest Farm is not your average farmers market. Read more

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Six Maryland FFA students, representing six chapters and five Maryland counties, have been chosen to serve as state officers for the 2020-2021 season. Read more