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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Irene's wind hurt crops, rain helped

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:The weekly USDA “Weather & Crops” report is in. Irene had an impact on Maryland’s croplands, some good, some bad. The crop reporter said, “Still assessing crop damage from Irene. Corn was mostly affected...
  • Maryland farmers looking for more rain

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Dry weather is stressing some Maryland crops. The USDA’s weekly “Weather & Crops” report says, “The spotty showers have not offered any significant amount of rain.” Scarce rain has slowed...
  • 90s continue, dry conditions spread in Md.

     
    Forecasters are giving us a 20 to 30 percent chance of seeing some showers sometime on Thursday, Friday or Saturday afternoon. The cloud cover that comes with these little disturbances will keep afternoon temperatures from reaching the triple-digit...
  • Weekend reading from the blogs and beyond

     
    Here's an extra big and alphabetical-by-blog-name roundup of recent posts from the blogs I follow. I don't know how easy this kind of post will be with the new blog publishing platform. We'll see, but definitely let me know if......
  • Dry conditions in Maryland expand

     
    The extent of moderate drought conditions in Maryland has begun to expand out of the three southern-most Eastern Shore counties. The June 7 U.S. Drought Monitor report, released this morning, shows 17 percent of the state is now experiencing moderate........
  • Clouds, sprinkles, showers and storms are welcome

     
    They're calling it "unsettled" weather out in Sterling. It's a complex set of low-pressure systems in eastern Canada and the Great Lakes, and an approaching cold front, which is forecast to stall across the forecast area and return as a......
  • And the heat goes on ...

     
    Looking for some relief from the 90-ish temperatures and high humidity? Be here tomorrow (Friday). The NWS folks in Sterling are offering us a high of only 84 degrees at BWI-Marshall Airport. And that's about the only break we see in......
  • First prize -- Perdue chicken for a year

     
    Hey, chefs -- you can win Perdue chicken for a year! Perdue is using the contest to promote its being the first poultry company to have a USDA Process Verified seal. Contest particulars here Normal 0 false false false......
  • TB in elephants called 'a gray area'

    TB in elephants called 'a gray area'
    An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
  • Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines

    Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines
    Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix. Vending machines are typically seen as antithetical to good health, with the industry criticized for contributing to childhood obesity and targeted by new rules requiring calorie disclosure. But...
  • Table Talk: When Restaurant Weeks collide

    Table Talk: When Restaurant Weeks collide
    Here they come. Three neighboring jurisdictions are set to launch the latest editions of their winter restaurant promotions. Baltimore County's promotion starts Jan. 14, Baltimore City's starts Jan. 21, and Howard County's starts Jan. 17. The news...
  • Safeway, Giant to stop selling pink slime beef

    Safeway, Giant to stop selling pink slime beef
    Giant Food, the region's largest grocery chain, became the latest area supermarket Thursday to declare it would stop selling meat with the additive known as pink slime. The Landover-based company is among a growing number of supermarkets pulling the...