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You don't need a groundhog to tell you which way winter is going. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday — not into record-breaking territory, but enough to extend lunch breaks into the afternoon, confuse...
I was delighted to read the newU.S. Department of Agricultureguidelines requiring schools to serve meals with twice as many fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, less sodium and fat, and no meat for breakfast ("Taterless tots," Aug. 24, 2011). The...
Tags: Diabetes, Overweight, Weight, Heart Disease, Weight
Editor: Recently, we learned that farm income in 2011 is forecast to reach an all-time high, up 28 percent over 2010, signaling that American agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy. The growth in farm income is also making a real...
Shawn Horsey and Hillary McCarthy, both of Columbia, have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, Ga. Sarah Thorne, a senior from Columbia, completed two internships this summer...
USDA Maryland Farm Service Agency USDA Maryland Farm Service Agency Last week, we learned that farm income in 2011 is forecast to reach an all-time high, up 28 percent over 2010, signaling that American agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation'...
Recently, the ban blocking U.S. Department of Agriculture inspections of horses for human consumption was lifted. This is disconcerting to many animal lovers and horse enthusiasts and owners. Humans domesticated horses and used them for war, travel and...
Tags: Euthanasia, Barbara A. Mikulski
Whether it was on my "rural tour" of states throughout the country or at workshops with the Department of Justice to discuss competition in agriculture, time and again, livestock and poultry producers have emphasized the need for a fair and competitive...
It was big news in Oregon last week when a local TV reporter discovered he could use a supplemental nutrition card to buy a Starbucks frappuccino. In Washington, Republicans suggested that banning millionaires from becoming eligible for food stamp...
Most are feeling the urge to shed those winter mantles and get ready for summertime. As the prospect of heading "downeyoshen" looms large, we all worry about down-sizing. If you intend to diet, here's the skinny on wine and calories. The good news is...
Tags: Alcoholic Beverages, Weight, Health Treatments, Wines
Maryland WeatherToday's high at BWI today reached 66 at 3:13 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, but it did not break the 1947 record of 69 degrees. And Wednesday is forecast to reach 63. According to Candus Thomson's story in......
In October, protesters against genetically modified foods marched through Baltimore on their way to Washington. Their goal is to make Congress require that all genetically modified foods be labeled as such, but the effect will to spread superstition...
Tags: Genetic Engineering
Anyone who squeezes through a crowded farmers' market knows that now is prime time for locally grown produce. The summer's bounty — sweet corn, squash, eggplant, melons, peaches, berries, tomatoes — has arrived with the intensity of a...
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