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Agricultural Research and Technology

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  • No plans for Harford Farm Fair future move

    With the numbers of 4-H exhibitors increasing each year, it seems as if the Harford County Farm Fair will soon outgrow its space of the past 24 summers at the Equestrian Center on Tollgate Road in Bel Air. But with local politicians and fair...
  • Customs inspectors in Baltimore keep pests out

    Customs inspectors in Baltimore keep pests out
    The sweet aroma of rice fills the air as David Ng steps forward in a Southeast Baltimore warehouse to inspect a shipment of hundreds of sacks of imported basmati rice. He folds back the stitched seams of the 40-pound burlap sacks holding grain that have...
  • Time to streamline oyster farming regulations

    Regarding Tim Wheeler's recent article on oyster farming ("State's oyster farmers snagged in red tape," June 20), I would like to offer my insights on this subject as a member of the Maryland oyster aquaculture industry. As Mr. Wheeler sought to convey,...
  • Do your thing

    Dear President Obama, We suspect you are well aware that certain members of your government will do whatever it takes to insure your presidency fails even if the entire system of government as we know it fails. So long as you continue to attempt...
  • DNR chief: Oyster farming having a shell of a good start

    In his recent article about oyster farming ("State's oyster farmers snagged on red tape," June 20), Tim Wheeler left out several important facts regarding the issuance of aquaculture leases. Had they been included, perhaps the headline of the article...
  • Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry

    Rough time for Eastern Shore's poultry industry
    On Maryland's Eastern Shore, everything leads back to chickens. The poultry industry is the largest piece of a key sector of the local economy — agriculture — and its reach is broad: from the truckers who move products and the many farmers...
  • Federal program to brings exotic produce to two local schools

    According to a 2009 study conducted by Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology, 46 percent of the vegetables consumed by children are fried potatoes and only 8 percent are dark green or orange. But when school begins this fall,...
  • Feds block rice with invasive insect from entering country at Baltimore port

    Baltimore Customs and Border Protection agents have ordered a shipping container of rice from Pakistan to be sent back or destroyed in an effort to block a destructive, invasive beetle from entering the United States. Customs officials said in a...
  • Novel treatment helps save burned pit bull

    Novel treatment helps save burned pit bull
    Here is a pretty amazing story out of Pennsylvania in which vets are using an apparently landmark treatment to help saved a burned dog. In Berks County, Pa., a brown and white pit bull named Bernie suffered severe burns after being left on a rooftop on a...
  • Maryland launches new oyster farm permit process

    Maryland launches new oyster farm permit process
    Long-awaited "streamlining" of the tangled state and federal red tape Maryland watermen must navigate for permission to establish oyster farming operations finally took effect Monday. Now, instead of seeking approvals from three separate state agencies...
  • Taking a stand, losing the farm

    ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor. The farmers said the company's new contract was...
  • Wine to make Arbutus Farmers Market debut

    Wine to make Arbutus Farmers Market debut
    The Arbutus Farmers Market isn't just for fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods anymore. On July 28, the market organized by the Arbutus Business and Professional Association that is open 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, welcomed a representative from Boordy...