Drought

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Produce Prices Expected To Spike From Worst Drought In Century For California

It may be on the other side of the country, but the devastating drought happening in California right now could soon have a major impact on grocery budgets in Maryland.

02/28/2014

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Smithsonian Hosts U.S. Youth Summit On Dust Bowl

Students in nine states and the nation’s capital are preparing to examine the legacy of the Dust Bowl and the current impact of drought on agriculture and global food security.

10/17/2012

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Gov. O’Malley, Del. Governor Seek EPA Help With Corn Prices

The governors of Delaware and Maryland are joining an effort to persuade federal officials to ease renewable fuel standards because of a severe drought that has led to a drop in corn supplies and a corresponding increase in corn prices.

08/10/2012

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Gov. Seeks Federal Aid For 14 Drought-Stricken Counties As Crop Losses Escalate

The drought is cutting so deeply into Maryland crops, the governor is asking the federal government to declare 14 counties drought disaster zones.

08/09/2012

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Senators Ask EPA To Relax Corn-To-Fuel Rule

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski says she is among a group of senators asking the Environmental Protection Agency to relax renewable fuel standards to require less corn. Mikulski says that will help ease corn supply shortages caused by drought conditions this year.

08/09/2012

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O’Malley Seeks Drought Disaster Designation

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is asking federal officials for drought aid for 13 of the state’s 23 counties.

08/08/2012

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Drought Warning Issued For Eastern Maryland

Drying up. That’s what’s happening to a number of Maryland streams, as a new drought warning is issued for parts of the state.

08/07/2012

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Drought Could Impact Meat And Dairy Prices

As drought tightens its grip, crop loss is only the first stage. It’s what’s coming in the months ahead that will hit farmers and consumers hardest.

08/03/2012

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CBF: House Drought Aid At Expense Of Conservation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says drought relief aid passed by the House of Representatives comes at the expense of conservation programs.

08/02/2012

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More Than Half Of Maryland In Moderate Drought

More than half of Maryland is in a moderate drought and more than 28 percent is in a severe drought.

08/02/2012

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Worcester County Cancels Burn Ban

Worcester County has canceled a burn ban that has been in effect since the first week in July.

07/23/2012

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Dry Conditions Threaten Crops, Brush Fires In Eastern Shore

High temperatures and low rainfall are creating problems in many parts of Maryland, from bad crops to the threat of brush fires.

07/19/2012

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