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New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Is Trying To Buy The Hispanic And Female Vote With Another Government Giveaway

Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.

09/27/2012

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Farmers Say Fruit, Vegetables Fare Well In Drought

Farmers say locally grown fruits and vegetables have been a bright spot in a dim year for agriculture on the Delmarva peninsula.

09/22/2012

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Md. Ag Officials Encouraging Crop Insurance

Maryland agriculture officials are encouraging farmers to buy crop insurance.

08/21/2012

drought

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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Md. Challenges Residents To Buy Local Produce, Support State Economy

You can eat healthier and create local jobs. State officials issue that challenge to residents this week, and all you have to do is shop.

07/22/2012

Alpaca

Couple Hopes To Meet Alpaca Wool Processing Demand

The mid-Atlantic region offers a few places that will clean and process alpaca wool, and finding a plant that will do the work in a timely manner has proven to be a challenge for many of Frederick County’s 20-plus alpaca farmers.

05/01/2012

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Fruit Farmers In Northeast Brace For Frigid Temps

It has become a familiar but frustrating drill for farmers in the Northeast. With temperatures expected to fall near freezing, they spent Friday preparing orchard heaters, irrigation systems and frost alarms to protect fruit crops that blossomed early and are particularly vulnerable to the elements.

04/27/2012

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Md. Farmers Sweating Early Spring

While the Mid-Atlantic has been enjoying an early spring, it’s not much fun for fruit farmers in the region.

03/18/2012

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Md. Senator Wants Law Clinic To Support Farmers

A Maryland legislator wants to transfer funding from an embattled University of Maryland environmental law clinic to create a similar program for farmers as retribution for the clinic’s attempt to sue a chicken farm over water pollution.

03/05/2012

chesapeake bay water

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.

02/21/2012

Land Values

Farmers Wary Of Possible Septic Tank Rules

Long blamed for many of the ills facing the Chesapeake Bay, farmers find themselves straddling both sides of proposals to deal with another source of pollution: septic tanks in housing developments.

01/19/2012

Land Values

CBF: New USDA Standards To Help Farmers, Waterways

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.

12/14/2011

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