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Summer Kid Solutions: Make Maryland’s Best Your Best Friend

Summer Kid Solutions: Make Maryland’s Best Your Best Friend

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) – It’s June. School’s out. They’re roaming the house, looking for food, already complaining that they’re bored. Houston, we’ve got a problem. Fortunately, we’ve got answers. Maryland has about 12,000 farm families. And while farm kids usually...
Lawns 101: The 10 Best Practices for Healthy Lawns and Water

Lawns 101: The 10 Best Practices for Healthy Lawns and Water

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) – Ah, spring. The air is crisp, the birds are singing, the daffodils are blooming and your lawn … well, your lawn looks like a swamp. This calls for a trip to a “big box” store, and a big bag of fertilizer, right? Not so fast, cautions Secretary...
Eight Truths About the Dairy Industry

Eight Truths About the Dairy Industry

A gallon of milk. It’s a simple thing that’s found in most of our fridges. And, whether you choose whole, skim or 1- or 2-percent, we’ve got some dairy truths for you. 1. You can tell a lot from a cow’s name. “Cows are all named the same way: First the name of...
10 Ways You are Like a Farmer

10 Ways You are Like a Farmer

You will be surprised at how many things you have in common with a farmer. Ready to find out? 1. You can track your health with a fit bit. Farmers monitor their dairy cows using ankle bracelets that track things like how much milk each cow produces, how much exercise...
I’m Never in the Doghouse

I’m Never in the Doghouse

(FEDERALSBURG) – March 2018 – With gray clouds stretched across the sky and a sharp breeze blowing, Rick Uva hunches his shoulders against the cold and steers his golf cart into his fields to find his crew. It’s about 40 degrees at Seaberry Farm — the Caroline County,...