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For Poinsettia Growers, Every Day is Christmas

For Poinsettia Growers, Every Day is Christmas

“Instant Christmas.” That’s how Mike Healey describes the sensation when he walks into the greenhouse at Greenway Farms. He’s surrounded by over 2,000 poinsettia plants. It’s acres of red, white, pink, burgundy, and ivory plants that are as much a part of holiday...
From Farm to Table: Your Holiday Ham

From Farm to Table: Your Holiday Ham

A bead of sweat runs down Farmer Andy Bauer’s face as he turns around as he backs the tractor up to the pig pen. Attached to the tractor is his father’s old John Deere grinder mixer machine holding a fresh load of pig feed made with soybean meal grown on the farm. He...
Three Plain Bays Living the Dream

Three Plain Bays Living the Dream

Story by Susan Walker.First appeared in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s Leader magazine.When David Dale first saw the 29.5 acre equine farm in Conowingo, Maryland in 2005, the grass was at least three feet tall, there was manure everywhere, and the house was in rough shape....
Paper trail growing cold for loggers

Paper trail growing cold for loggers

McHENRY, Md. — When Sisler Construction & Logging received news in May that its largest customer, the 131-year-old Verso paper plant in nearby Luke, was closing, the Sislers made several uncomfortable decisions.Drew Sisler, 30, immediately backed out of the...
Crazy for Corn Mazes? Maryland Farms Have the Answer

Crazy for Corn Mazes? Maryland Farms Have the Answer

(GAMBRILLS, MARYLAND) – The twists, turns and amazing designs! Winding your way through a corn maze has become as essential to autumn as a pumpkin spice latte. These paths, hidden by high stalks of corn, are confusing, frustrating, exciting and — when you finish —...
Quenching a Farm’s Thirsty Crops

Quenching a Farm’s Thirsty Crops

(VIENNA, MARYLAND) – Maryland farmers can’t always count on Mother Nature to provide enough rain for their crops. The summer of 2019 was a prime example. Sections of the state got a lot of rain early in the season, but most places didn’t get enough rain after July....