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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Federal agencies expand urban rivers effort

    Federal agencies expand urban rivers effort
    Federal officials announced Friday a major expansion of the “urban waters” initiative they kicked off in Baltimore nearly two years ago, adding 11 new blighted water ways around the country to the seven they’ve already pledged to help...
  • City to offer free breakfast, lunch to kids this summer

    City to offer free breakfast, lunch to kids this summer
    Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said Wednesday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the Summer Food Service Program, which is expected to...
  • 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...
  • Obama's pattern of misinformation

    I thought it was just the liberal media (The Sun included) that suppressed information that could possibly impact voter decision-making. However, it is patently obvious the Obama administration itself did that with its foot-dragging and inept...
  • Wedded: Salmah Rizvi and Imran Akram

    Wedded: Salmah Rizvi and Imran Akram
    Wedding day: Sept. 29, 2012 The bride: Salmah Y. Rizvi, 26, grew up in Laurel. She works for the Department of Defense. Her father, Anwar H. Rizvi, is a plant pathologist for the United States Department of Agriculture. Her mother, Shamoon H. Rizvi, is a...
  • 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...
  • Federal poultry regulations relaxed in spending law

    Federal poultry regulations relaxed in spending law
    Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
  • Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill

    Mikulski says she doesn't support 'Monsanto rider' in funding bill
    Food safety groups are ramping up pressure on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski over language included in a government funding bill that would make it harder for courts to block the planting of genetically engineered crops. The language, tucked into...
  • 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...
  • Study says Howard's health and wellness policy needs work

    Study says Howard's health and wellness policy needs work
    The revisions to the health and wellness policy for Howard County schools are good, but they could be better if the system wants to be word-class in all aspects, according to a study released last month by a local nonprofit dedicated to health in Howard...
  • 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...