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Farmer expected to testify in Perdue pollution trial

A chicken farmer at the center of a lawsuit with potential implications for Maryland’s poultry industry is set to testify in federal court in Baltimore. Alan Hudson, who raises chickens for poultry giant Perdue, is scheduled to continue his testimony ...

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Future uncertain for fracking

With the regulatory future of hydraulic fracturing very much in doubt in Maryland, energy companies are backing away from hundreds of ground leases covering more than 120,000 acres in Garrett and Allegany counties that would have allowed them to drill into the Marcellus Shale, a mile-deep storehouse of natural gas.

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Charges dropped in Frederick farm equipment theft case

FREDERICK — Frederick County prosecutors say they won’t pursue theft charges against a Thurmont farmer accused of possessing stolen farm and construction equipment. The state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that the charges filed in June against Jan Lawyer will be ...

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Thurmont farmer charged in theft of farm equipment

THURMONT — A Thurmont-area farmer known for elaborate corn mazes faces charges of possessing stolen farm and construction equipment valued at more than $106,000. Fifty-two-year-old Jan Lawyer told The Associated Press on Monday that he didn’t know the machinery was ...

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Maryland septics measure would limit farmer land sales

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal Gov. Martin O’Malley is pushing to require septic systems for new developments would severely limit how state farmers sell their land. The bill would give farmers one chance to split their land into plots. Farmers interviewed ...

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Mentors helping farmers switch to grazing

ANNAPOLIS — As a restoration scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Rob Schnabel shuttles around Western Maryland in his hybrid car persuading farmers to switch to grazing — which he said is healthier, eco-friendly and more profitable than confinement farming, ...

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