Agriculture Department


Group Seeks More Regulation Of Md. Roadside Zoos

The Humane Society of the United States says it will seek tighter state regulation of Maryland roadside zoos to close what it calls a federal enforcement loophole.


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Stink Bug Stench In Feed Doesn’t Transfer To Milk

Stink bugs may be spoiling another year for Marylanders but scientists say there’s one thing they won’t spoil.


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USDA Promotes School Lunches In Frederick

A U.S. Agriculture Department official is visiting Frederick to promote National School Lunch Week.


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Md. Ag Officials Encouraging Crop Insurance

Maryland agriculture officials are encouraging farmers to buy crop insurance.


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$5.7M Federal Grant Targets Stink Bug Solution

The federal government is committing $5.7 million toward non-chemical defenses against the brown marmorated stink bug.


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Md. Urges Preparedness To Protect Livestock

Maryland’s Agriculture Department is urging residents to include livestock and pets in disaster preparedness plans as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast.