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USDA Sending Food Aid To Sandy Victims

The Agriculture Department is sending food aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

11/06/2012

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Food Distributor Recalls Its Corn Chowder Soup Sold In Md.

An Indiana-based food distributor is recalling its corn chowder soup after two customers complained of finding pieces of a marker pen in the cans.

07/13/2012

Dr. Fernstrom said drinking milk won’t do anything for your metabolism, but switching from whole milk can help you lose weight. “Low-fat and non-fat dairy is helpful to lose weight because you’re going to cut out some of the calories related to the fat,” Dr. Fernstrom said.

Young Md. Farmers Provide Hope For Dairy Industry

Phillip Thompson and his girlfriend Lauren Tickard will begin their careers as dairy farmers in the fall.

06/26/2012

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Food Company Recalls Lasagna Products Sold In Md.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a recall of an Illinois-based food company’s lasagna products that contain egg and soy– allergens that were not mentioned on product labels.

06/06/2012

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USDA Changes Standards For School Lunches To Encourage Healthy Eating

Sweeping changes are on the way for school lunches. For the first time in more than a decade, the federal government changes what students eat at school.

01/26/2012

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Business Supplies Breeder Queen Bees To Producers

On a farm on the outskirts of Frederick, Kelly Rausch and Adam Finkelstein crack open a wooden beehive whose design dates to the 19th century. Inside, they point out a superbee they have made for the 21st century.

01/02/2012

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Stink Bugs Threatening To Destroy Summer Crops

It’s an army marching on its stomach, and Maryland crops are on the menu. Brown marmorated stink bugs native to Asia are threatening to destroy crops this summer.

06/23/2011

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Food Pyramid Replaced With Food Plate

Goodbye food pyramid. Hello food plate. The shape is different but the message remains the same: eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat.

06/02/2011

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Don’t Move Firewood, Save Ash Trees

If you’re camping over the Memorial Day weekend, you can help stop the spread of a pest killing ash trees by not taking firewood with you.

05/23/2011

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