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Weekly News Update, May 29th Edition

Updated: Jul 9, 2020

By Ashley Ellixson

Bird's eye view of a farm (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).
Bird's eye view of a farm (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).

Happy Friday (or Saturday) once again! Today is our last news update in May, where did this month go? Hopefully you enjoy the weekend and have a great June ahead. Happy reading!


Maryland Wineries Outpacing State Grapes. Maryland’s total grape harvest has nearly doubled over the last four years, but wineries struggle to produce or acquire enough in-state grapes, a recently released industry survey shows. Results in a survey last month of members from the Maryland Grape Growers Association and Maryland Wineries Association show a statewide industry enjoying rapid growth. The total number of grapes harvested across the state leapt from 949 tons in 2010 to 1,748 tons in 2014, an 84 percent increase, according to the survey. Click here to read the full article:http://www.americanfarm.com/publications/the-delmarva-farmer/2320-maryland-wineries-outpacing-state-grapes


UME Holding Poultry Grower’s Disease Control Workshops– On June 11, UME will be holding 3 workshops in the different areas at 3 different times to cover topics such as avian influenza outbreaks in commercial poultry in the US, practical biosecurity best management practices for broiler growers, and avian flu response and control plan on Delmarva. See all details and more at http://extension.umd.edu/news/events/thu-2015-06-11-0000-poultry-growers-disease-control-workshop


River in front of a farm (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).
River in front of a farm (Photo by Edwin Remsberg).

The North American Manure Expo is Coming to Pennsylvania– The Expo will take place July 14 and 15 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The Expo began in 2001 and consists of an industry trade show, manure technology demonstrations, and educational events. The first day will be a choice of dairy, poultry, equine or beef facilities. See all details and more at http://manureexpo.org