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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs

    Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs
    If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold. "I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
  • 2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport

    2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport
    Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday. A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male...
  • Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms
    As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards." But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...
  • Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge

    Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge
    A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region. Considered a threat to crops and...