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Updated: January 19, 2021

Federal Potato Crop Insurance in Maryland

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) promotes, supports, and regulates risk management solutions for America’s agricultural producers by providing federal crop insurance programs. In addition, the agency provides education and outreach programs in risk management. The RMA develops the premium rate, administer premium and expense subsidy, approve and support products, and reinsure private sector companies via Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).
Updated: January 9, 2021

Farm to Hospital—Selling Farm-Raised Meats and Poultry in Maryland (FS-929)

Farm to Hospital -Selling Farm-Raised Meats and Poultry in Maryland (FS-929) Fact Sheet is to assist livestock and poultry producers in developing products and marketing tools to increase meat and poultry sales directly to hospitals and extended care facilities or to distributors who handle hospital food purchasing accounts. By Ginger S. Myers, Marketing Specialist, University of Maryland Extension and Director of the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center.
Updated: December 5, 2023

You and The Chesapeake Bay: Pesticides

A pesticide is defined as any material that is applied to plants, soil, water, harvested crops, structures, clothing, furnishings, or animals to kill, attract, repel, regulate or interrupt the growth and mating of pests, or to regulate plant growth.
Updated: February 7, 2021

You and The Chesapeake Bay: Food Safety On The Farm

GAPs address: Water, Worker Health and Hygiene, Sanitary Facilities, Field Sanitation, Packing Facilities, Manure Application, Transportation and Trace Back.
Updated: February 7, 2021

You and The Chesapeake Bay: It’s Not The Same Old Farm

You and The ChesapeakeBay:It’s Not The Same Old Farm Keeping the Bay Blue.
Updated: February 7, 2021

You and The Chesapeake Bay: Nutrient Management Planning In Maryland

The Water Quality Improvement Act (WQIA), also known as the Maryland Nutrient Management Law, was passed in 1998 by the Maryland State Legislature. The goal of nutrient management planning is to reduce non-point source pollution (e.g., nitrogen and phosphorus from cropland) by balancing nutrient applications with crop nutrient requirements. Nutrient management planning, which is an array of best management practices (BMPs), is considered to be one of the most cost-effective means of controlling excessive nutrient applications.
Updated: February 7, 2021

You and The Chesapeake Bay: Farmers Do Their Part

University of Maryland Extension’s (UME) Agricultural Nutrient Management Program, which is funded by Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) focuses on reducing nonpoint source nutrient pollution to the Chesapeake Bay from plant nutrients applied to cropland. The Program provides (1) nutrient management planning services to Maryland farmers through a network of Nutrient Management Advisors located in all county Extension offices and (2) continuing education and technical support to certified Nutrient Management Advisors and certified farm operators via state and regional nutrient management specialists.
Updated: February 7, 2021

You and The Chesapeake Bay: Farm Bill Budget Facts

No one should go hungry in America. United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) provide children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education. They help nearly one in five people.
Updated: May 19, 2022

Strategies for 4-H Youth Development Educators on Outreach Programming (FS-927)

There are a number of key strategies to successfully expand and sustain 4-H outreach programs. These strategies include (1) assessment and planning, (2) quality youth development training for facilitators, (3) participant recruitment, (4) quality program delivery, (5) sustainable partnerships, and (6) evaluation. This fact sheet will provide an overview of these six strategies and resources to begin your 4-H program outreach. Author: Dr. Nia Imani Fileds;Title: Strategies for 4-H Youth Development Educators on Outreach Programming (FS-927)
Updated: February 23, 2022

Nutrient Management Plans for Maryland Farms

In 1998, the Maryland General Assembly passed the “Maryland Nutrient Management Law” that requires certain agricultural operations, including horse farms, to obtain a nutrient management plan. This document is intended to help horse farm operators determine if a plan is needed for their farm and what basic steps are necessary to obtain a plan.