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Md. withdraws emergency status of fertilizer rules

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Agriculture Department on Monday withdrew a request to accelerate implementation of proposed regulations aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizer in the Chesapeake Bay after critics said the state was moving too fast. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration had ...

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Baltimore’s two newest farmers markets benefit from growing ‘local food’ movement

Customers buy fresh produce from One Straw Farm tent at the Pratt Street Farmers Market. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Men with briefcases browsed the kale. Women wearing power suits and heels squeeze-tested the fruit. Corporate tycoons mingled with hardcore foodies in a lunchtime crowd that snaked its way through about 10 food and drink vendors who showed up for the debut of the Pratt Street Farmers Market on Thursday.

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Perdue developing new way to compost chicken waste

SEAFORD, Del. — Engineers with Perdue Farms are working on new methods of composting chicken waste in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that could also control pollution. Perdue officials are seeking permission to add wood, water and hatchery waste ...

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UMES acquires farm for agricultural research

PRINCESS ANNE — Organic and sustainable farming are among the areas that will be studied at a 365-acre farm recently acquired by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for use as an agricultural research facility. Crop and livestock research and ...

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Life at Middletown farm viewed around the world thanks to Discovery

MIDDLETOWN — South Mountain Creamery went live about two weeks ago with Animal Planet television, streaming video online of chicks and calves. Since Discovery Communications installed 11 cameras, the family owned farm in Middletown has received 200,000 hits so far, ...

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