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Maryland's agricultural community, the state's largest commercial sector, faces an immediate threat from the growing impacts of saltwater intrusion, in which saltwater from the Chesapeake Bay is compromising groundwater and soil, disrupting communities and rendering arable land useless to traditional farming.As saltwater cannot be used to irrigate crops or serve...

SMADC was recently awarded a grant through the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF), to create a series of videos on all aspects of Southern Maryland’s agriculture (land and water) with a focus on the farmers, producers, livelihoods, and goods and services produced by nine key regional agricultural industries: agri-tourism,...

We have just opened our $20m New Carnivore Fund to investors. The fund will invest in alternative protein startups including plant-based alternatives, cellular agriculture, and the picks-and-shovels that will enable the industry. We'll invest between pre-Seed and pre-IPO stages.> > If you'd like to invest, reserve your spot, or learn more, click here...

The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program has released the call for applications for 2020 Farmer Grant projects. Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Farmer Grants provide research funds for commercial farms on land or sea to explore new ideas in...

First annual THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge live-pitch competition featuring entrepreneur Robert Herjavec of ABC’s Shark Tank as 2019 celebrity panel judge Anaheim, CA., October 17, 2019— Today, SVG Ventures and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced ProteoSense, an Ohio-based startup, as the winner of the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge and recipient...