Maryland Farm & Harvest: Episode 513
Premiere air date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 7pm on MPT-HD
- Despite the renewed interest in eating local, one in five foods is still imported, giving American consumers access to a stunning variety of foods at all times of the year. But each time we import a foreign food item, there’s a chance it could contain an exotic pest that could put our farms at risk. The same goes for agricultural products air travelers bring back from overseas, which is why U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a division devoted entirely to agriculture. This segment follows inspectors at the Port of Baltimore and at BWI Airport, where a dog named Beazley, part of the CBP’s Beagle Brigade, helps check passengers’ bags.
- Crellin Elementary School in Garrett County is putting the “garden” in kindergarten with an on-campus farm that helps supplement curriculum for all grade levels. Students learn to care for animals and plants as part of this innovative program.
- The Local Buy: Al Spoler visits Nick’s Organic Farm in Frederick County to sample a variety of corn that, until recently, was nearly extinct.
- Then & Now: Shipping Grain
WEB EXTRA: Beagle Detective