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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Unemployment, poverty at the root of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]

    Unemployment, poverty at the root of Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Letter]
    Letter writer Eric Rozenman concludes that the Palestinian "celebration" of the killing of three Israeli teenagers last month is noteworthy because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly announced his regrets and said the perpetrators would...
  • Edgewood stores raided for synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia

    Edgewood stores raided for synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia
    An investigation of two convenience stores, across the street from each other in a high crime corridor of Edgewood, resulted in the confiscation of suspected synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash during raids last month, the Harford County...
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label

    Harford farms embrace sustainable agriculture without the 'organic' label
    Gone are the days when factory-produced food went unquestioned. In the age of GMOs and climate change theories, a growing number of consumers are demanding to know how their food gets from the ground to their dinner plates, and local farmers are ready...
  • City, county expand summer free meal programs

    City, county expand summer free meal programs
    When school lets out for the summer, many children lose access to free and reduced-price meals. In the past two weeks, Baltimore County and City both ramped up their efforts to feed these children, who account for eighty-four percent of students in...
  • Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]

    Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]
    When school let out for the summer, most of the children in Baltimore who qualify for free and reduced price meals — 84 percent — lost access to the three meals a day they count on during the school year. Struggling families and children...
  • Mays Chapel college student headed to Guatemala to serve at medical center

    Mays Chapel college student headed to Guatemala to serve at medical center
    He's only going into his junior year at the University of Maryland College Park — with a goal of becoming a doctor — but Mays Chapel resident Roger Lin will spend three weeks in August working with a nonprofit program known as A Broader View,...
  • Harford school lunch prices to increase next year

    Harford school lunch prices to increase next year
    The cost of prepaid lunch will hit the $2 mark for both elementary and secondary students in Harford County Public Schools next year. The prepaid school lunch price is set to increase 10 cents during the 2014-2015 school year to $2 for elementary and...
  • Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]

    Support science, not potato special interests [Commentary]
    Next week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will decide whether to allow special interests — rather than science — to determine which foods can be provided through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children...
  • Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore

    Moth never seen in U.S. before found in Baltimore
    An agriculturally destructive moth species never before seen in the United States was found in a shipment of Chinese soybeans at the port of Baltimore, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Friday. The insect species, Nemapogon gersimovi,...
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • Catonsville area commuters forgo four tires, opt for two

    Catonsville area commuters forgo four tires, opt for two
    On Friday morning, dozens of Catonsville area residents gathered in front of the Catonsville Fire Station No. 4 on Frederick Road to save on gas and money, while getting exercise on their way to work. Instead of driving on May 30, commuters rode their...