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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]

    The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days. Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland

     Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland
    On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
  • Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup

    Study: Ground-water "lag" may delay Bay cleanup
    The Chesapeake Bay's cleanup may be delayed "several decades" by the slow pace at which farm pollution is being flushed from ground water on the Delmarva Peninsula, a new study says. The research by the U.S. Geological Survey also suggests pollution...
  • Food stamps are not enough

     Food stamps are not enough
    I decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge last week to confront Congress' recent benefit reduction, as highlighted in The Sun's recent editorial ("Hunger gets a boost," Oct. 29). As a social worker in D.C., I am acutely aware that food stamps...
  • Harford schools to permit club gatherings in private homes

    Harford County Public Schools officials have revised club and extracurricular activity policies to make them clear that student gatherings held in private residences are permitted, but only if school system staff or sponsors of the organizations have...
  • Howard County datebook Datebook

    Sunday, Oct. 20 Concerts Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church's Fall Mini Concert Series continues with flutist Marlee Lindon, accompanied by pianist Alastair Edmonstone at 5 p.m. at 2330 Mount Hebron Drive in Ellicott City. Concert lasts approximately 45...
  • Charles Lindbergh lands in Baltimore in 1927 [History Matters]

    50 Years Ago Buttonholed  "Opens on Main Street  "Mrs. Juantia Mcintosh announces the opening of a Dressmaking and Altering shop at 149 Main Street.  Sewing will be the capable hands of Mrs. Ruth Botts who had her own shop for an exclusive clientele...
  • Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores

    Maryland food stamp fraud alleged against Baltimore stores
    A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....
  • Cheating and the hungry

    Cheating and the hungry
    The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
  • A push for more exports from the Baltimore region

    A push for more exports from the Baltimore region
    Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008. Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue. This is...
  • Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy

    Blimp spotted over Baltimore region conducting aerial mapping for Navy
    A 178-foot blimp that some residents have spotted above the Baltimore region in recent days is a manned, government research airship conducting aerial mapping, according to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. The MZ-3A "lighter-than-air" blimp began...