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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Scrapie is uncommon, but Virginia and federal officials continue to monitor for the degenerative disease of sheep and goats. Read more

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Aquaculture is on the rise in Maryland and much of that consists of growing oysters. Oysters are placed in mesh cages and then put in the water to grow until they reach market size. Read more

The Farm Foundation Forum webinar brought in former ag secretaries Mike Espy, Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman, and Darci Vetter, a top ag trade negotiator for the Obama administration. The forums were held in Washington before the pandemic. Read more