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Alpacas draw thousands of visitors to Smith Mountain Lake Farm

Alpacas draw thousands of visitors to Smith Mountain Lake Farm

June 2024 by Richard McDonough, Delmarva Farmer SALISBURY, Md. — HARDY, Va. — Have you hugged an alpaca lately? That opportunity — and many others — is available as part of the agritourism activities at Smith Mountain Lake Farm in Bedford County. The farm is owned by...

Fat is back: Why dairy farmers are curdling more cheese

Fat is back: Why dairy farmers are curdling more cheese

June 2024 by Joshua Banner, Capital News Service For generations, members of the Shank and Creek families, the owners of Palmyra Farms in Hagerstown, Maryland, approached dairy farming the same way: they milked the cows and sold the milk to a cooperative that...

Port of Virginia on track to have deepest channels on East Coast

Port of Virginia on track to have deepest channels on East Coast

June 2024 by Nathaniel Cline, The Virginia Mercury Even while unexpectedly supporting the Port of Baltimore over the past few months, the Port of Virginia is on its way to having the deepest channels on the East Coast by next year, a distinction that will help it...

Bird Watching Days Ahead

Bird Watching Days Ahead

June Super Sleuth – The bird world has many extremes, especially when it comes to size.

Getting the Lights Back On

Getting the Lights Back On

Anatomy of a power outage June 2024 by Scott Flood, Contributing Columnist A stray bolt of lightning connects a menacing cloud with a power pole about a mile east of your home. Your lights flicker briefly before going out. Things become eerily quiet as all your home’s...