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oyster aquaculture in Maryland
University of Maryland Extension (UME) faculty are partnering in a multi-institutional aquaculture research project, led by UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and funded by a $10 million...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Resources are Now Available

Combine harvesting corn.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
USDA has recently announced a new program to provide assistance to growers and livestock producers who aced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19. The new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will begin to signup on May 26 and close on August 28th. See https://www...

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP): What Dairy and Beef Producers Need to Know

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Background: The USDA CFAP Program has allocated $16 billion in funds for direct payments to farmers to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are derived from two sources: the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)...
Participants learning about issues facing the farm economy at a recent workshop.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the University of Maryland Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to host a...

State food safety laws

Urban Ag home | Table of contents States share regulatory authority with the federal government in many areas, but states enjoy complete jurisdiction over farmers markets and other types of direct farm sales, retail sales, restaurants, and many types of small-scale agricultural production and...

Federal food safety laws

Urban Ag home | Table of contents In general, federal regulations apply to all foods that are sold in interstate commerce (meaning across state borders) or foreign commerce, and states have the power to regulate most foods that are only sold intrastate (see “What’s federalism got to do with it?”...
This edition of Agronomy News includes articles on the white grub and wireworm mangement, USDA Market Facilitation Program, farm safety, fungicide recommendations, head scab manageent, grain drill calibration, dicamba drift, pesticide container recycling, UMD job...More info
Delmarva's Chicken Industry Boosts Economic Output and Generates $1.05 Billion in Inclome for Workers, Farmers Does Placing Paper Under Drinker Lines Improve Chick Performance? Let's Talk About Those "Factory Farms" USDA Launches New Farmers.gov Features...More info

Market Facilitation Program Available to Assist Producers Due to Trade Disputes

Image of a cargo ship in Port of New Orleans by the United Soybean Board
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) established the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) under Section 5 of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act. This section authorizes CCC to assist in the disposition of surplus commodities and to increase the domestic...

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...

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