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Crop Insurance 2017

Crop insurance deadline in Del., Md., N.J. is Feb. 15

     RALEIGH, N.C. — The USDA’s Risk Management Agency reminds Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey green pea growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2021 crop year is Feb 15. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to...

Farmers count on crop insurance during difficult year

     OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — As America’s farmers and ranchers reflect back on this turbulent year, they’ll recall drought affecting much of America’s farmland, severe winds sweeping across Iowa, a record-breaking hurricane season and — oh, yes — the COVID-19...

Families learning to deal with down sides of farming

        COLLEGE PARK, Md. — While weather woes are common for farmers in any growing season, mental health experts say a particularly tumultuous year can cause high levels of stress for many farm families that could lead to serious complications if left...

St. Mary’s County farmer juggling dual careers

        CHAPTICO, Md. — Situated in the Chaptico area of St. Mary’s County, Indiantown Farm sits alongside the Wicomico River in a section where the waterway is about a mile wide, making it a popular spot for water sports, crabbing, fishing and hunting.For...

Derrs getting by while tending to their blessings

        MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Wife and husband Jamie and Chris Derr are the fourth generation to manage Valley Ho Farm nestled in the Middletown area of Frederick County. The Derrs milk about 75 Holstein dairy cattle and grow corn, soybeans, barley,...

Deadline to insure individual hemp is March 15

        WASHINGTON — March 15 is the deadline to purchase crop insurance coverage for industrial hemp grown for fiber, flowers or seed through Whole Farm Revenue Coverage. Eligibility for coverage will depend on federal and state regulations related to hemp...

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