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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Salisbury area homes with tainted wells to get public water

    Salisbury area homes with tainted wells to get public water
    State and federal officials announced Friday they were providing $8 million to pipe clean public water to 270 homes near Salisbury where a toxic solvent has contaminated the ground water supplying residential wells there. Authorities installed water...
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • Catonsville area commuters forgo four tires, opt for two

    Catonsville area commuters forgo four tires, opt for two
    On Friday morning, dozens of Catonsville area residents gathered in front of the Catonsville Fire Station No. 4 on Frederick Road to save on gas and money, while getting exercise on their way to work. Instead of driving on May 30, commuters rode their...
  • Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge

    Slug catches ride from Mexico, forces customs to destroy mint shipment to Elkridge
    A stowaway slug that caught a free ride on a shipment of Mexican mint bound for Elkridge was intercepted at Washington Dulles International Airport as the first of its kind to be identified in the Washington region. Considered a threat to crops and...
  • 2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport

    2 snowy owls trapped at Martin State Airport
    Two snowy owls have been trapped at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County and will be relocated away from the airport, aviation officials said Friday. A female owl was captured in a trap at the airport shortly after sunset on Thursday and a male...
  • Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs

    Sorry. Winter isn't killing the stink bugs
    If you were hoping that this winter's freezing temperatures had sent the hated stink bugs packing, you are out of luck. Turns out, they have the good sense to come in from the cold. "I would be nice to think that winter killed them," said Stanton Gill...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • Bee death information withheld [Commentary]

    Bee death information withheld [Commentary]
    Note: This op-ed has been updated to include the correct email address for co-author Bonnie Raindrop.  Maryland beekeepers lost nearly half of our honeybee hives last year, while 31 percent of all honeybee colonies died across the United States. Similar...
  • End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills

    End of organic farming raises concern in Gambrills
    The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets. Maryland Sunrise Farm...
  • Md. farm animal regulation lags

    Md. farm animal regulation lags
    More than four years after Maryland first moved to regulate its largest poultry and livestock farms, nearly 30 percent, or 169 operations, still do not have required state permits mandating measures to control polluted runoff from their chicken houses...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Monday, Oct. 14 'Fine Arts College Night' Howard County Public Schools' Fine Arts Advisory Council sponsors this event for parents and students, especially those in eighth to 12th grade, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Howard High School, 8700 Old...
  • Feeding the hungry [Editorial]

    Feeding the hungry  [Editorial]
    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we urge readers not to forget that this year there are still hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who won't be able to count on a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce to celebrate the...