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Don’t kiss that chick! Md. frowns on Easter chick gifting (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Agriculture Department says the heightened risk of bird flu makes it a bad idea to buy baby chickens and ducks as Eastertime gifts for children. The agency said in a statement Tuesday that handling live poultry ...

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Number of Maryland farms shrinks in 2015 (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Agriculture Department says the number of farms in Maryland continues to shrink. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Annapolis says in a statement that the number of farms in Maryland in 2015 is estimated at ...

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FDA OKs genetically engineered potatoes, apples (access required)

Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are “as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.” ...

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