RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture says drought conditions have hit parts of the state harder than others.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/RlrUzb) says seven counties are seeking disaster designations because of drought and excessive heat. Corn, tobacco, and hay are the hardest-hit crops, while soybeans, peanuts, cotton, peaches, apples and grapes generally have fared better.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– Dr. Arthur L. Allen, a pioneer in the pursuit of ways to help agriculture on Delmarva be more environmentally compatible with the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, is a 2012 recipient of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity.