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Annie’s Project: Women Managing Commercial Poultry

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Carvel Research & Education Center OR UD Paradee Center
Annie’s Project Annie was a woman who grew up in a small town in Northern Illinois. Her goal was to marry a farmer and she did. Annie spent her lifetime learning how to be an involved business partner with her farm husband. Together they did great things, but it wasn’t easy. This is Annie’s Project...

Showcasing Cover Crops

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:30pm
Clear Meadow Farm
See two different research and demonstration plots that show the benefits of cover crops Learn the power of cover crops to boost grain crop yields through nitrogen and water avialability Hear Steven Mirsky (Research Ecologist, USDA Ag Research Service) and Nevin Dawson (Sustainable Agriculture...

Supplemental Coverage Option Expanding as Part of the Farm Safety Net

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The 2014 Farm Bill created Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), a new add-on crop insurance option which provides supplemental coverage on a producer’s underlying crop insurance policy. SCO operates by mimicking a producer’s individual crop insurance coverage and covering a...

Maryland State Horticultural Society 2016 Summer Tour

Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016 - 8:15am to 5:15pm
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th, 2016 TIME: 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. TOUR BEGINS AT: Catoctin Mountain Orchard 15036 North Franklinville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 COST: $10 (includes coffee & doughnuts, lunch, beverages, and bus ride) REGISTRATION: Mail in (see attachment) or online( 2016summertour...
Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (link is external) will...

2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) was established in 1994 and administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA). NAP is a risk management tool for those producers growing crops not currently covered by a crop insurance product. NAP now offers coverage from the 50-percent level to...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20...

Commodity Program Choices by Maryland Farmers under the 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg The Farm Service Agency of USDA has released information on farmer signups for the three program options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-CO), and individual Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-IC). This publication provides a quick overview of...
Annie’s Project goes out with a bang in 2015! The program graduated 37 women in agriculture adding to 508 total since 2008. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is...

New Beginning Producer Crop Insurance Benefits From 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA I have previously highlighted the beginning farmer benefits in the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); see 2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program . But the 2014 Farm Bill also contains new beginning producer...

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