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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland

     Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland
    On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
  • Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup

    Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup
    The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says. The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution...
  • Embracing vegetables

    Embracing vegetables
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
  • The risks and rewards of red meat

    The risks and rewards of red meat
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Ellen Loreck, MS, RD, LDN;, weighs in on red meat. Picture this: You're out to dinner and there are juicy porterhouse steaks, sumptuous burgers, and...
  • Howard County should not equate sugar with corn syrup

    While the Sugar Association applauds efforts to combat childhood obesity, delivering 10 tons of sugar (or white sand as the case may be) to illustrate what people are putting in their bodies when they drink a soda unfortunately misses the mark, as does...
  • Anne Arundel's new spokeswoman comes from Howard County connection

    Anne Arundel's new spokeswoman comes from Howard County connection
    Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has hired a new chief spokeswoman. Walinda "Linda" West is now director of communications for the county. She started Monday, and will receive a salary of $120,000, officials said. West had worked with Neuman...
  • Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods

    Van takes free meals for kids into city neighborhoods
    It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children...
  • Federal government struggles to unload surplus property

    Federal government struggles to unload surplus property
    Two years after the Obama administration relaunched an effort to get rid of surplus federal buildings, almost all of the excess property identified in Maryland remains in government hands, a review by The Baltimore Sun has found. Red tape, lack of...
  • 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,...
  • Chipotle giving out free food tokens at Towson Farmers Market Thursday

    Chipotle giving out free food tokens at Towson Farmers Market Thursday
    Chipotle Mexican Grill is helping the Towson Chamber of Commerce celebrate National Farmers Market Week at its weekly market on Allegheny Avenue in Towson by distributing 500 $10 food tokens to be used at Thursday's market. Nancy Hafford, executive...
  • 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....