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Md. asks U.S. for disaster aid for farmers (access required)

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the months of June and July. “ … [W]e estimate that farmers in 13 Maryland counties have lost between 30 and 54 percent ...