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Tag Archives: Maryland Department of Agriculture

Md. governor to outline Zika prevention efforts (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to outline Zika virus prevention and awareness efforts in Maryland. Matt Clark, a spokesman for the governor, says Hogan plans to talk on Friday afternoon about various initiatives in state agencies, including the ...

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Survey: Md. 3rd in nation in protecting farmland

Maryland ranks third in the nation in the number of acres protected by farmland protection programs and third in total dollars spent, according to an annual survey released Tuesday by the American Farmland Trust, a national organization that works to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices and keep farmers on the land.

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Heat has Eastern Shore farmers worried about corn crops

PRINCESS ANNE — The intense heat during the past few days has local farmers worried about their corn crops, which are approaching the critical tasseling stage. “The corn is stressed,” said Richard Nottingham, a University of Maryland Extension Agent in ...

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