| May 22, 2012
| 7:30 AM
With Memorial Day about to kick off the unofficial start of summer, agriculture officials are warning the public not to take firewood with them if they go on camping or cookout trips - those logs could harbor some unseen, tree-destroying hitchhikers.
| May 22, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Congress may soon finalize the 2012 Farm Bill, and that hefty document should concern all of us in Maryland — especially when it comes to clean water.
As we all know, the Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest and most productive estuary. However,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Laurel Historical Society continued its Tasting Laurel series on Oct. 11 with a presentation on the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center and the history of agriculture in Laurel and the surrounding Prince George's County.
The discussion was...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Dunbar Armored has been in the armored-car business for nearly 90 years. But the Hunt Valley-based company now is branching into a new way to protect banks' and businesses' money and valuables: cybersecurity.
The company is launching a subsidiary, Dunbar...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:48 AM
I got a nice award recently — for environmental leadership, the inscription read — really, for just doing work I was paid for and that I often confused with fun.
I've always been a little uncomfortable with awards. I got in trouble as...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Back to school for Harford County Public Schools students this Monday also means the resumption of school bus service for the majority of them.
Bus routes and times are available now at http://www.hcps.org by clicking on the bus icon on the left side...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 2:07 PM
The message arrived last month with something like the urgency of a gold strike: Native brook trout, lots of them, discovered in the twin ditch creeks of an old farm in Hereford, in northern Baltimore County. Environmental scientists get pretty excited...
| Aug 29, 2012
The following students earned degrees from Drexel University, in Philadelphia.
Jesse Fidati, of Lutherville, Bachelor of Science in business administration; Maeve McKew, of Towson, Master of Science; Hannah Olin, of Lutherville, Bachelor of Science;...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 6:09 AM
Not so long ago, only "health food nuts" preferred organically grown fresh fruits, vegetables and meats over their industrial agriculture equivalents. Nowadays, lots of people look for the words "organically grown" when they want to eat healthy. But...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Some of the new nutrient management regulations proposed by the Maryland Department of Agriculture to the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review of the General Assembly are unworkable in many areas of the state and demonstrate...