Farmers were already worried that this growing season would be hampered by a cold, wet spring, and weeks of developing drought conditions. Now, they're trying to salvage what crops survived those challenges and have recently been drowning in flooded fields or afflicted with mold or disease.
In partnership with the Howard County Board of Rabbis, Jewish Federation of Howard County started an emergency fundraising campaign to help feed the small Jewish community in Uganda, known as the Abayudaya, raising more than $10,000 in less than a week.
With temperatures in the high 90s and a heat index as high as 106 degrees, Howard County employees and residents are taking every possible precaution to stay cool Monday in the scorching summer weather.
Temperatures briefly reached 90 degrees Friday afternoon at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, a fourth consecutive day of heat and the longest stretch above 90 degrees this year.
Projects underway at U.S. Department of Agriculture facilities in Maryland and elsewhere, highlighted in a report released last month, represent a push by the agency to find commercial uses for its inventions.
A major part of the Washington Surburban Sanitary Commission's system is Rocky Gorge Dam, which was renamed in 1967 after T. Howard Duckett, one of the founders of the WSSC. Construction of the dam was necessary to keep pace with the expanding population in the region.