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Agriculture

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  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • Housesitting can make you a world traveler on a budget

    Housesitting can make you a world traveler on a budget
    Baltimore might not seem like a hot tourist destination, but for my husband and me, it was the offer of a free place to stay that catapulted Charm City to the top of our travel bucket list. An advertisement for a split-level suburban home with a...
  • Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port

    Animal skeletons, high-priced vehicle seized at port
    Call them port discoveries. Federal agents intercepted dozens of animal skeletons at the port of Baltimore in recent weeks because they "pose a potential threat to the United States poultry industry," according to the Department of Homeland Security....
  • Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights

    Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights
    When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources gives $1.5 million to preserve Deer Creek land

    Maryland Department of Natural Resources gives $1.5 million to preserve Deer Creek land
    Harford County received $1.5 million in state grants to buy land easements in the Deer Creek Rural Legacy Area, continuing to make it one of the best-funded legacy areas in Maryland, Harford County's agricultural preservation head said. Harford County...
  • Amid many changes, Harford announces 2013-14 school bus routes

    Amid many changes, Harford announces 2013-14 school bus routes
    As nearly 38,000 Harford County Public Schools students get ready to start classes for the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, a number of changes in school bus routes and policies have taken effect since last year. School bus schedules and routes...
  • Cracking down on payday loans

    Cracking down on payday loans
    Fear not, boardwalk vacationers. Labor Day may be approaching, but one of summer's favorite pastimes, the Whac-A-Mole game, is getting an extended run. We speak, of course, of Maryland's unceasing efforts to protect consumers from unscrupulous payday...
  • 'Naked ladies' can pop up in late summer

    'Naked ladies' can pop up in late summer
    A gorgeous pink flower that looks like a lily is emerging in spots around my yard. The flowers have long stems 2 to 3 feet tall but no leaves. Did someone plant this, or did it just grow naturally? This is our first year in this house. Those are naked...
  • Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI

    Customs agents seize exotic fruit containing pest at BWI
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a type of mealybug pest in an exotic fruit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said Monday. The bug, formally known as Maconellicoccus multipori,...
  • Harford County parents and students blast bus route changes, sports and activity fees

    Harford County parents and students blast bus route changes, sports and activity fees
    Forty-one Harford County students, parents and elected officials pleaded with members of the Board of Education Monday evening to reverse course on policies designed to reconcile the school system's budget for Fiscal Year 2014, specifically policies...
  • KEYW reports second-quarter loss

    KEYW reports second-quarter loss
    KEYW Holding Corp., a Hanover-based cybersecurity firm, reported a loss for the second quarter on Wednesday, citing acquisition-related costs. The company announced it lost $2.36 million, or 6 cents per share, in the April-to-June quarter, compared with...
  • Magnet program bus changes protested [letter]

    The following is an excerpt of comments presented earlier this week to the Harford County Board of Education and other public officials. A copy was provided for publication. On behalf of the students who attend Magnet programs at the Science and Math...