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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Howard County school system lauded for food service

    Mary Klatko grew up in Pennsylvania eating nutritious foods, some fresh from the family garden and cooked from scratch. When she was named Howard County's director of food and nutrition services 26 years ago, she assumed everyone ate that way, and...
  • 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...
  • Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist

    Gustav "Gus" Baer, Nordstrom pianist
    Gustav "Gus" Baer, a retired executive and certified public accountant who had a second career as a pianist entertaining Nordstrom shoppers with his spirited renditions of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin classics, died Oct. 9 of a...
  • McGovern took on meat industry

    Last Sunday, we lost former U.S. Sen. George McGovern ("Liberal icon fought Nixon, Vietnam War," Oct. 22). Although many will recall his disastrous 1972 loss to Richard Nixon and his subsequent leadership in getting us out of Vietnam, his truly lasting...
  • After Sandy, food safety can be an issue during power outages

    After Sandy, food safety can be an issue during power outages
    If your power is still out you'll need to take care with the food in your refrigerator. Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on how to prevent foodborne illnesses. If the Power Goes Out: - Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts

    Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts
    The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs

    Bill would give farmers 10-year reprieve on new regs
    A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. To get the...
  • 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...