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Tag Archives: U.S. Agriculture Department

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, others, get $1.1M from USDA for farm plan (access required)

HAGERSTOWN — The U.S. Agriculture Department is awarding $1.1 million to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and seven partner organizations to help reduce farm-based pollution of the bay. The agency announced the funding this week. It will support about 20 livestock ...

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Md. panel on biolab safety set for 1st meeting

A state work group on private laboratories that handle dangerous pathogens is holding its first meeting at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in Baltimore. Tuesday’s meeting could eventually lead to greater oversight of private labs with so-called bio-containment ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Partisan blogger Breitbart is reviled and revered (access required)

Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is highly partisan, frequently newsworthy and, likely depending on your political views, to be roundly admired or soundly criticized. But Breitbart is credited by all with first reporting the indiscreet tweets of Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. ...

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Agriculture biosafety focus of Baltimore conference

Some of the world’s top animal-disease researchers are converging in Baltimore to talk about biological safety. The U.S. Agriculture Department’s International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium runs Monday through Wednesday at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor. Topics include the challenges of ...

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Feds approve aid to Md. farmers due to drought

ANNAPOLIS — The federal government has approved assistance for Maryland farmers who lost 30 percent of their crops or more due to drought this summer. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration said Monday the assistance announced late last week includes Farm Service ...

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