ALBANY, N.Y. — Apple farmers in the East worry the late-season Arctic blast could take a big bite from their budding crops. “It’s almost too early to tell, but I still feel we have a crop,” said Dwight Baugher of ...Read More »
Who could blame my growers if they decided they gave it their best shot and wanted their springs, summers and falls back for a few years?
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A Merlot from Yellowstone?
The world can surely live without so much wine; it’s the change occurring in agricultural regions that a hungry planet needs for food production that are even more worrisome.
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Heat has Eastern Shore farmers worried about corn crops
PRINCESS ANNE — The intense heat during the past few days has local farmers worried about their corn crops, which are approaching the critical tasseling stage. “The corn is stressed,” said Richard Nottingham, a University of Maryland Extension Agent in ...
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Wildlife caused $10M in Md. crop losses last year
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland farmers say wildlife caused an estimated $10 million in crop losses last year. The estimate was released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Maryland field office in Annapolis. Deer were blamed for more than three-quarters of ...
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Irene leaves hard times for East Coast farmers
STONEWALL, N.C. — The worst damage from Hurricane Irene isn’t necessarily along the beaches of the East Coast, but far inland, where farmers have seen crops slashed by wind, scalded by salt spray and sunk under water. Tobacco crops in ...
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Abandoned parking lot turned into hoop house gardens
Could an abandoned parking lot soon be converted into an oasis of health? That’s what a group of northeast Baltimore residents are working on Thursday as they gathered to construct two large hoop house gardens amid the blight and vacant ...
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Food prices slightly lower
ROME — Global food prices fell slightly in May, but they will remain “at stubbornly high levels” for months to come, a U.N. agency said Tuesday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said high and volatile prices can be expected the ...
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