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Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 202
Premiere air date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7pm on MPT-HD
Program preview:

Episode Description
  • Farmland is more than just beautiful—it's a necessity. Every acre helps farmers feed Maryland, and the world. So how are farmers handling the constant pressures of development? Harford County Farmers Greg Rose of Clear Meadow Farms and Kate and David Dallum of Broom's Bloom Creamery explain how they've. Meanwhile, efforts are underway across the state to save Maryland's farmland. http://www.bbdairy.com/
  • Talbot County farmer Paul Spies says farming is in his blood—and he says the best way to help non-ag people understand their farming neighbors is through communication. Through his work with the Chester River Association, Paul is helping environmentalists and farmers communicate. He's also helping farmers grow switchgrass—known for its environmental benefits—and testing it out as bedding in chicken houses. Paul and his family operate a large grain farm, vineyard and English Cucumber greenhouse.
  • Dorchester County farmer Bill Brown raises hundreds of thousands of chickens—and those chickens leave a lot behind. Bill explains what happens to chicken waste—and how farmers are using GPS technology to keep it away from ditches, gullies and streams.
  • The Local Buy: Al Spoler learns what it takes to raise one of America's most iconic animals before tasting a fresh bison burger. http://www.sbfarmsinc.com/
  • Then & Now: Wye Beef Auction

Production stills from episode 202

Thingamajig
Horn Remover

Horn removers come in many shapes and sizes. This one utilizes a strong wire that can easily remove horns from bison, cattle, rams and goats.

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