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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Hot dog-eating contest bad choice for Independence Day fun [Letter]

    I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
  • Rural Maryland needs immigration reform

    Rural Maryland needs immigration reform
    Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common-sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities. The historic...
  • Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012

    Disasters, heat caused $48M in damage, 5 deaths in Md. in 2012
    Weather disasters including tornadoes, the derecho storm and Hurricane Sandy caused at least $48 million in property and crop damages in Maryland last year, the costliest since 2003, according to data released Thursday. Five people also died from...
  • Harford Christian repeats as state Envirothon champions

    Harford Christian repeats as state Envirothon champions
    Harford Christian School won its second consecutive Maryland Envirothon recently, its third overall state championship in the past five years, and will represent the state in the North American Envirothon in August. The Darlington school's five-member...
  • Federal agencies compete to raise food for needy

    The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies are at it again: waging their friendly summer battle to see which can raise the most food for the annual Feds Feed Families charitable drive. Agriculture...
  • Howard County schools receive national health award

    All 73 schools in the Howard County Public School System have been awarded a HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze level from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Friday. The award from USDA is given...
  • Design contest promotes "green" row home

    Design contest promotes "green" row home
    Formstone may be out, but what about putting more wood into 21st century versions of Baltimore's classic urban dwelling, the row home? Hoping to encourage more use of climate-friendly wood in housing, the U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with City Hall...
  • Local farmer supports Harford through America's Farmers Grow Communities

    Local farmer Rick Holloway and America's Farmers Grow Communities is supporting the Community Foundation of Harford County Inc. to help better serve the area. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, which is the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow...
  • Howard County should keep soft drinks out of its schools [Letter]

    As a Foreign Service family who lived for six years in Central America, where no soda was allowed on our children's school campus, we were very surprised to discover that the highly rated Howard County schools still sell soda in vending machines. Soft...
  • No raccoon rabies vaccine baiting in Anne Arundel this year

    For the first year in more than a decade, no rabies vaccine baits will be placed in Anne Arundel, after the county was cut from the federal program, according to county health officials. The project used a county police helicopter and volunteers to...
  • McDonald's to post calorie counts on menu boards

    McDonald's to post calorie counts on menu boards
    McDonald’s announced Tuesday that, starting next week, the Oak Park, Ill.-based company will list calorie information on restaurant and drive-through menus.  The announcement from the fast-good giant comes in the wake of other initiatives the fast-...
  • Policy pits candy against sugar

    Policy pits candy against sugar
    Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...