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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips

    Invasive species' reach can be curbed with these tips
    With all the invasive species out there, should I cut down my Japanese maple? No, the Japanese maple is not invasive. Most non-native plants are not. Many spread or produce seedlings, but they don't take over the neighborhood or show up in natural areas....
  • Salisbury area homes with tainted wells to get public water

    Salisbury area homes with tainted wells to get public water
    State and federal officials announced Friday they were providing $8 million to pipe clean public water to 270 homes near Salisbury where a toxic solvent has contaminated the ground water supplying residential wells there. Authorities installed water...
  • 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...
  • Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager

    Wedded: Kathryn Thomas and Cody Yager
    Date: Jan. 4 Her story: Kathryn "Katie" Thomas, 26, grew up in Frederick. She is a veterinarian at the Highland County Veterinary Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio. Her father, Kevin Thomas, is a retired Army colonel, and her mother, Susan Thomas, is a stay-...
  • USDA encourages early registration for Farm Service Agency programs

    For American dairy farmers, they will not get everything they want through the 2014 Farm Bill, but they should get everything they need, according to a Harford County dairy producer. "We're saying that we didn't get everything we want, but we got...
  • 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...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple

    Some agencies do better than others at keeping the language simple
    Every so often Greg Rosenthal comes across a word like "diapause." And that's when things get interesting. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rosenthal is frequently responsible for translating the wonky, academic language used...
  • Feeding the hungry [Editorial]

    Feeding the hungry  [Editorial]
    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we urge readers not to forget that this year there are still hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who won't be able to count on a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce to celebrate the...
  • Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader

    Edward H. Covell Jr., broiler industry leader
    Edward Hall Covell Jr., a leader in Maryland's broiler industry who owned a farm supply business and was named to the Poultry Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The longtime Talbot County resident...
  • Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal

    Congress faces deadline to reach a budget deal
    Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday to begin a critical week of budget negotiations with wide-ranging economic implications for Maryland — on issues that include Baltimore harbor dredging, preschool classrooms and the Eastern Shore's...