• John Vogel

    4 Reasons For Older Farm Owners To Retire Earlier

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     by John Vogel
     on May 24, 2012

    This week, our Farm Progress editorial staff engaged in an intensive conference to gear up our technical know-how to better serve you our readers over the coming years. Our bosses happily pointed out that our cumulative years of editorial experience and understanding of agriculture are unmatched. Normally, you might expect our egos to swell with pride. But the oldsters among us raised our eyebrows in suspicion – rightfully due to Boss No. 1’s next comment that went something like…

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    Have Chesapeake Bay Watershed Farmers Done Enough?

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     by John Vogel
     on May 4, 2012

    Have farmers already done enough for the benefit of Chesapeake Bay water quality? It depends on who you ask. The question is sure to draw ire and fire from inflexible, die-hard environmentalists. They would vehemently respond with “No!” But this week, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced a very positive sign of bay recovery, crediting farmers and conservation programs. The crab-happy governor reported that Chesapeake Bay blue crab populations are at a 19-year high…

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