Cardin seeks to extend relief payments to farmers, ranchers and self-employed

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland, and a half dozen Democratic and Republican colleagues have proposed legislation that would allow farmers, ranchers and sole proprietors of businesses to apply retroactively for increased coronavirus relief payments. The original Paycheck Protection Program signed into…

Farm families face high suicide rates as they struggle to make ends meet

HARFORD COUNTY, Maryland – Dan Vaughan and his family have owned Daily Crisis Farm, a small dairy farm, for almost 30 years. But as expenses continue to rise and fear of losing the farm persists, Daily Crisis is struggling to stay afloat. The Vaughans are just one family out of hundreds facing the possibility of having to close their farm. As this national epidemic grows, farmers’ mental health is impacted negatively, leaving an uncertain future ahead.

Project by ViewFinder photojournalists Alicia Cherem and Heather Kim.

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts

After years of steady progress for Chesapeake Bay clean-up efforts, the conservation outlook is increasingly bleak for the country’s largest estuary—and the state that depends on it most, Maryland—says bay advocates.

Scientists Probe Food, Energy, Water Solutions at World Bank Workshop

Researchers from across the globe brainstormed ways to meet future resource needs at a meeting earlier this week.

More Maryland Markets Need More Farmers

Farmers markets are in every county in Maryland, but there are not enough local farmers to meet the demand.