| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Although federal budget cuts are scheduled for March 1, it could be months before a threatened shutdown of U.S. meat plants would occur because of a furlough of meat inspectors, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Vilsack said work rules...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Northern Harford County Sen. Barry Glassman has introduced Senate Bill 427, which would allow farmers a method to recoup lost value in their land resulting from two recently enacted state environmental mandates.
Glassman's bill attacks attempts to...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:57 AM
All 73 schools in the Howard County Public School System have been awarded a HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze level from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Friday.
The award from USDA is given...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Elisa Lane is not much bigger than the pigtails she wears when she gardens at the Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill. But she has a big impact.
She sells the fresh vegetables from the empty corner lot that she just kind of took over at below-...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Formstone may be out, but what about putting more wood into 21st century versions of Baltimore's classic urban dwelling, the row home?
Hoping to encourage more use of climate-friendly wood in housing, the U.S. Forest Service is teaming up with City Hall...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:05 AM
The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Some of Baltimore's best-known candy makers are pressing Congress to overturn a decades-old sugar policy they say is leaving a bad taste in their mouth.
Goetze's Candy Co., Wockenfuss Candies and others want lawmakers to rethink long-standing...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:11 PM
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...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:37 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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.