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Fire Won’t Hold Back this Farming Family

Fire Won’t Hold Back this Farming Family

Life for the Cosgrove family took a dramatic turn one March afternoon. The family was beginning their normal seasonal field operations on Horsmon Farm, which grows a variety of produce and raises cows and pigs. That day, they were spreading lime on the fields to get...
Farmers Drive Food to the Table Safely

Farmers Drive Food to the Table Safely

It’s so true that food brings everyone to the table. Just look how families come together for a holiday meal or special gathering. Or how people flock to the local farmer’s market to select the freshest produce. That’s why “Food Brings Everyone to the Table” is a very...
The Doctor who Makes House Calls

The Doctor who Makes House Calls

“All Creatures Great and Small,” a Masterpiece series on PBS, provides a look into the fictionalized world of a rural veterinarian in 1930s England. It explores his deep compassion and love of animals while traveling from farm to farm treating animals. That glimpse...
Things are Getting Sappy in Maryland

Things are Getting Sappy in Maryland

It’s maple syrup season in Maryland. Did you say Maryland? When most people think where this breakfast staple comes from, New England probably comes to mind. Yet, more local farmers are getting into the action.In Maryland, there are about 25 farms that harvest maple...
One Farmer’s Journey from Christmas Trees to Hemp

One Farmer’s Journey from Christmas Trees to Hemp

Washington County’s South Mountain MicroFARM is taking a new approach to farming with its aquaponic greenhouse by growing some usual produce, along with a not-so-common crop, hemp. “In 2018, we joined the Maryland Hemp Pilot Program and became the first in the U.S. to...
New Ways to Reuse Litter to Benefit Maryland’s Environment

New Ways to Reuse Litter to Benefit Maryland’s Environment

One Maryland company is finding a new way to reuse “litter” from poultry farms. And, it’s not the type of litter you’d find on the side of the road. Poultry litter contains manure, spilled feed, feathers, and bedding, like wood shavings, that chickens roam around on...