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Jan 29, 2014

Award-winning Western Md. farm does a lot on a little

When Ali Mohadjer was around 7 years old, his father retired and began gardening at their home in Iran. As he helped his father with his roses and cherry trees, he said recently, he developed a “little green thumb,” and an aspiration: to one day have a little orchard, farm or garden of his own.

Dec 19, 2013

Show-horse buyers fight dismissal of suit

The plaintiffs in a million-dollar federal lawsuit involving show jumping horses are asking a judge to let them mail summons to the defendants after trying dozens of times to serve them in person.

Dec 4, 2013

Md. tree growers, retailers optimistic about the season

If last year’s trend continues, Maryland’s tree sellers could see another green Christmas.

Oct 30, 2013

City firm sows farm practice

Gordon Feinblatt LLC has started an agricultural law practice group during a time when attorneys say there is an increased demand in the farming community for legal representation.

Jul 15, 2013

A few words on growing garlic

How can you complete a satisfying harvest ritual in just a few easy steps.

Apr 22, 2013

Life at Middletown farm viewed around the world thanks to Discovery

MIDDLETOWN — South Mountain Creamery went live about two weeks ago with Animal Planet television, streaming video online of chicks and calves. Since Discovery Communications installed 11 cameras, the family owned farm in Middletown has received 200,000 hits so far, and marketing and media coordinator Adrienne Moretz said her social media reach increased by 200 […]

Oct 10, 2012

Coastkeeper testifies in chicken-farm suit

An environmentalist testified in U.S. District Court Wednesday that water running over a Perdue contract farm could be releasing bacteria and excess nutrients into Franklin Branch, a tributary that feeds into the Pocomoke River. Kathy Phillips, a Coastkeeper and executive director of Assateague Coastal Trust — one of the organizations that initiated the suit against […]

Sep 16, 2012

Md. lawmakers don’t think farm bill will pass before Oct.

With the U.S. Farm Bill of 2008 about to expire Sept. 30, advocates from Maryland and across the nation are pressuring Congress to quickly pass the 2012 bill that would end the subsidies for big corporate farms before Congress breaks for the election. But Maryland lawmakers are not confident it will make that deadline. Both […]

Aug 28, 2012

70,000 chickens found dead on Eastern Shore, man charged

DELMAR — The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of nearly 70,000 chickens. Authorities say Joshua Shelton has been charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing. The sheriff’s office says the owner of a farm on East Line Road in Delmar told a […]

Aug 10, 2012

Would they travel by chew-chew train?

It’s gonna take an ocean of calamine lotion … They’re probably not singing that ode to poison ivy in Seaside Park, N.J., but maybe they’ll soon be singing the praises of some Maryland goats. ...

Aug 3, 2012

Number of U.S. farmers markets surges

FRESNO, Calif. — As demand for locally grown fruits and vegetables has increased, so too has the number of urban farmers markets sprouting up across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce Friday that the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California and New York leading […]

Jul 8, 2012

Teen horse farm worker gets $274K verdict

A Washington County jury has backed a teenage horse farm worker’s argument that when she was injured on the job, she was an employee and not a contract worker.

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