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How to Pick the Best Cut of Meat for Your Holiday Feast

How to Pick the Best Cut of Meat for Your Holiday Feast

When Benson and Jamie Tiralla started Monnett Farms, their first product was grass-fed beef. They sold it by the quarter or side, which means a customer would buy a portion of the beef and customize the cuts to their preferences. This was a crash course in learning...
The Science-Based Approach Behind Maryland Crops

The Science-Based Approach Behind Maryland Crops

(POOLESVILLE, MARYLAND) – October 2017 – When the letter came, it was during a busy week, and Eric Spates tossed it on his desk with the rest of his mail, thinking he’d get to it later. When he opened the envelope several days later, he realized he had just two days...
Tips to Preserve the Taste of Summer Throughout the Winter Months

Tips to Preserve the Taste of Summer Throughout the Winter Months

Fall’s here! You may not miss the dog days of summer. But what you might miss is fresh produce from your local farmers or your own garden. Hopefully, you were able to stock up on your favorites before the end of the season. So, what can you do with your surplus of...
What Costs $350,000 and has the Top Speed of a Golf Cart?

What Costs $350,000 and has the Top Speed of a Golf Cart?

(POOLESVILLE, MARYLAND) – October 2017 – As he turned the key of his combine, the big engine turned over and started to hum. That’s when Maryland farmer Eric Spates breathed a sigh of relief. In July, when he was harvesting oats, the combine had gotten clogged. Once...
The Surprising Link Between GMOs and the Chesapeake Bay

The Surprising Link Between GMOs and the Chesapeake Bay

(QUEENSTOWN, MARYLAND) – The spark that helped ignite a nationwide revolution in modern farming practices was discovered growing near a pear tree in Queenstown, Md. That’s where the first glyphosate tolerant soybean emerged from a small plot of plants, all of which...