Buddy Hance http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Hopes for New Way to Process Chicken Manure http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/hopes-new-way-process-chicken-manure <p>There could be some good news for handling chicken manure.</p><p>A Berlin-based company says it has a process that can remove phosphates from chicken waste.</p><p>And company officials hope to get a prototype facility operating by the end of the summer at a local farm.</p><p>The effort got the endorsement of Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, who told reporters at a ground breaking ceremony last week, if this works it could revolutionize the poultry industry.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:41:12 +0000 Don Rush 49815 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Hopes for New Way to Process Chicken Manure Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/maryland-agriculture-secretary-pitches-new-phosphorus-rules-farmers-salisbury <p>The public meeting last night on the new state regulations on handling chicken manure got a packed house at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.</p><p>The new rules that are designed to prevent phosphorus from contaminating the Chesapeake Bay found Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance explaining the new rules in a 30 day public comment period.</p><p>He admitted that he was still unsure as to how they would affect farmers but said there was enough time for stakeholders to find out.</p><p>They go into effect October 18<sup>th</sup>.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:41:37 +0000 Don Rush 42611 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Maryland Agriculture Secretary Pitches New Phosphorus Rules to Farmers in Salisbury MD Withdraws New Phosphorous Rules for Farmers http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/md-withdraws-new-phosphorous-rules-farmers <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Agriculture Department has withdrawn its request to seek emergency status on proposed regulations on fertilizer use aimed at reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution.</p><p>The department announced it was pulling back the request on Monday. That's two days before a legislative panel was scheduled to take up the proposal.</p><p>The department sought emergency status in order to get the regulations in place in time for the fall planting season. The regulations are designed to use new research to reduce the amount of phosphorous that gets into waterways.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:19:56 +0000 Don Rush 40107 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net MD Withdraws New Phosphorous Rules for Farmers Record Cover Crop in Maryland http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/record-cover-crop-maryland-0 <P>SPARKS, Md. (AP) - Maryland has approved a record 607,000 acres of winter grains so far in the state's cover crop program.</P> <P>Lt. Gov. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:43:47 +0000 Don Rush 20063 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Record Cover Crop in Maryland