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USDA grants include Chesapeake Bay funding

Conservation grants announced by federal agriculture officials include funding for Chesapeake Bay programs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $22.5 million in conservation grants on Monday. Eight of the grants will support conservation innovations within the bay’s watershed. Nearly $850,000 will ...

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Manufacturing, housing, defense lifting some areas of Maryland, sinking others

Just look at the stock market over the last few weeks, jobless figures, unemployment insurance claims or really any metric you can think of and you won’t need much, if any, convincing the post-recession recovery has been anything but smooth ...

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USDA official points to Chesapeake Bay progress

RICHMOND, Va. — A top federal agriculture official says improved farm practices already are having a positive impact on the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that 88 percent of ...

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Prince Charles criticizes government farm subsidies during Washington visit

WASHINGTON — Prince Charles is in Washington talking about environmentally friendly farming, and he says it’s a change from giving royal wedding toasts. After greeting students at Georgetown University on Wednesday, Charles spoke passionately about organic and sustainable farming for ...

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Gov. O’Malley to attend BayStat meeting

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is assembling his team of environmental advisers to weigh the state of the Chesapeake Bay. O’Malley will attend Tuesday’s BayStat meeting, which gathers his secretaries of agriculture, environment, natural resources and planning, along with other ...

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Sherrod sues blogger who posted video leading to her dismissal at USDA

WASHINGTON — A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Shirley Sherrod said Monday that ...

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