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Heat Wave & No Rain Stunting Crops At Md. Farms

The heat, combined with a lack of rain, is causing serious problems for some Maryland growers.


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Proposed Md. Farm Pollution Rules Set For Hearing

A state senator from Harford County is taking aim at proposed regulations intended to keep manure and livestock out of Maryland streams.


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Md. Agencies Oppose Bill To Stop Further Bay Regulations

Maryland agriculture and environmental officials are opposing a bill to prohibit additional bay restoration regulations on farmers until other states in the watershed catch up to their pollution reductions.


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Md. Officials Say No Poultry Deaths After All

Maryland agriculture officials say there were no poultry deaths in Maryland after all due to Hurricane Irene.


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Md. Growers Enjoy Bumper Year For Strawberries

It’s the height of an especially good strawberry season on the Lower Shore in which the right combination of rain and temperatures has led to bumper crops for local growers.


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Prince Charles Visits D.C. Farm, Supreme Court

A relaxed and smiling Prince Charles resumed his public duties following his son’s wedding with a trip to Washington, where he offered words of praise and encouragement Tuesday to the operators of a small urban farm that grows producefor low-income residents.



Md. Starts Spraying For Mosquito Larvae In Marshes

Agriculture officials have started spraying for mosquito larvae on the lower shore.



Locally Grown? It All Depends On How You Define It

The popularity of locally grown food — which many assume means the food is fresher, made with fewer chemicals and grown by smaller, less corporate farms — has led to an explosion in the use of the word “local” in food marketing. It’s the latest big thing after the surge in food marketed as “organic,” another subject of continuing labeling controversy.


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110-Year-Old Agriculture Business In Md. Closes

After 110 years in business at the same location, Knott & Geisbert Inc. Mowers & Farm Equipment is closing up shop.


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Ag Biosafety Focus Of Baltimore Conference

Some of the world’s top animal-disease researchers are converging in Baltimore to talk about biological safety.



Most Of Md. Declared A Drought Disaster

The hot, dry summer took a toll on Maryland crops and Tuesday evening, the US Department of Agriculture has declared much of the state a drought disaster.