Hopkins of Chesapeake Malting Co. examines the barley grain on Sept. 26, 2019, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, as it begins to germinate through his floor malting process. Hopkins must hand-rake the pile to allow oxygen to flow to all the grains and to avoid overheating. (Emily Top/ Capital News Service)

Maryland maltsters optimistic industry can grow

By: Emily Top, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — In Havre de Grace, there’s a red barn with a white

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Women who own or help run farms and forests gather at one of the American Farmland Trust’s “learning circles.” According to the trust, the numbers of women who control agriculture and wooded land is growing rapidly. (American Farmland Trust)

Outreach strategies cropping up to help growing number of female farmers

Studies find that women are more open to conservation, stewardship practices By: Ad Crable, BayJournal.com One of the biggest changes

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Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Lab and the Maryland Institute College of Art are partnering on a project to create artificial oyster shells. More shells are needed to restore oyster reefs across the Chesapeake Bay, they say. (David Harp)

Can bacteria help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oysters?

Researchers developing ‘biocement’ to provide hard strata for oysters to grow on By: Jeremy Cox, BayJournal.com Ryan Hoover teaches sculpture

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