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NEWS
April 14, 1998
A bill to help Maryland's troubled dairy industry came back from the dead last week, after a state senate committee voted to kill it in early March. It was revived for several reasons, including: - the need to give farmers a concession in exchange for new runoff rules they'll face, - the fact that it's a good fit with Gov. Parris Glendening's "Smart Growth" program to discourage sprawl development in outlying areas, and - metro-area legislators realized that not going along on this issue might cost them rural support later on bills like the $250-million-plus bailout of Baltimore City's school system.
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NEWS
December 20, 2005
RESTON, Va. - Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association's scholarship application for the 2006-07 academic year is now available. "It is Maryland & Virginia's privilege to award scholarship money to deserving students who will lead our industry into the future," said General Manager Jay Bryant. The milk cooperative presents five $1,000 scholarships for the upcoming academic year based on each applicant's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and future plans.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | June 19, 2002
Are you getting all the benefits of dairy foods? Enough to maintain beautiful bones and teeth? Enough to help maintain a healthy weight, to lower blood pressure, and to reduce the risk of diabetes? Three servings a day, which provide 900 to 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium, along with protein, B vitamins, potassium and magnesium, is definitely the healthy "weigh" to go. Daily calcium needs depend on your age: Children 1 to 3 years - 500 mg Children 4 -8 years - 800 mg Adolescents 9 -18 years -1,300 mg Adults 19 -50 years - 1,000 mg Adults 51+ years - 1,200 mg Calcium guidelines are designed to build bones and to help prevent heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.
NEWS
by RYAN C. TUCK | August 4, 2004
ryant@herald-mail.com The Main Show Ring at Washington County Ag Expo more closely resembled a runway for a fashion show than a pavilion Tuesday morning. But instead of Versace, Tommy Hilfiger or Dolce & Gabbana, names such as spring yearling, winter heifer and dry cow were called. The event was the 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Show and blue ribbons, not spring catalogs, were handed out. Dairy cattle are not sold following a show, said Hannah Smith, 16, of Rocky Haven Farm in Clear Spring.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will honor farms across the state as part of a statewide dairy farm beautification program. This is the fifth year for the Maryland Dairy of Distinction program. So far, 25 dairy farms have received the honor. Farms nominated for the Dairy of Distinction Award will be judged during spring and summer. Winners will be announced at the February 2014 Maryland Dairy Convention. All Maryland dairy producers are invited to submit an application for the award.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
The Dairy Regulatory Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Administrative Office Building No. 3 at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick. Committee members include dairy farmers, dairy industry representatives and county health department officials. Former Frederick County Delegate James E. "Doc" McClellan chairs the committee. For more information, call Mark Powell at MDA, 1-410-841-5770.
NEWS
December 22, 2008
DICKERSON, Md. -- Dairy farmers are increasingly scrutinized by consumers, and dairy experts say farmers can expect to spend 15 minutes a day educating the public and telling the dairy story. A lineup of nationally recognized speakers at the Maryland Dairy Convention will equip dairy farmers and the industry with facts they need to educate and the tools to help them share the story. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Lynfield Event Complex, Building 5, in Frederick, Md. The theme is "New Dairy Challenges in the 2000s.
NEWS
by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | June 9, 2003
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County's new Dairy Princess is Emily Grove, 19, daughter of Jeff and Linda Grove of Shippensburg, Pa. She will represent the county's multi-million dollar dairy industry by making numerous personal appearances at schools, banquets, health fairs and other functions; doing radio spots and newspaper articles; and participating in agricultural fairs, parades, cow shows and many other activities. Grove graduated from Shippensburg Area Senior High School in 2002, and plans to attend Penn State Mont Alto campus with a major in agricultural business this fall.
NEWS
October 31, 2009
Palmyra Farms on Wagaman Road near Hagerstown, has won top honors at the World Dairy Expo 2009 in Madison Wis. Palmyra Farms was awarded Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the Aryshire Show for 2009. That is the fifth time that Palmyra has been recognized at the World Dairy Expo. Palmyra Farm is operated by the third and fourth generations of the family who care for 300 purebred registered dairy cows. Palmyra Farm produces 11 hard cheese varieties that are available at several businesses and restaurants.
NEWS
August 31, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - First Data Merchant Services Inc. of Hagerstown sponsored Renfrew Institute's farmstead program, Von Gras zu Milch (From Grass to Milk): Dairy Culture of the Pennsylvania Germans. During the Dairy Culture program, students gain a glimpse into the past while learning about Pennsylvania German butter making in the 1800s, and also make connections to the present by developing a better understanding of the modern agricultural practices. Many students learn for the first time that milk comes from a cow, and not just from the store.
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