McLEAN, Va. — Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond. Nailing down the scattershot effect on that group ...Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa — Eight meat and livestock groups have sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal court in Washington to block implementation of a new meat labeling rule. The rule approved in May by the USDA’s Agriculture Marketing ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday slightly lowered its projection for the nation’s corn crop for a fourth straight month, reflecting worse-than-expected news about the actual impact of this year’s withering drought from the farmers ...Read More »
Rich casino, poor casino Revenue at the Maryland Live casino at Arundel Mills mall propelled the state’s casino program to its second consecutive record revenue month, but the success of the state’s largest casino continues to come at the expense ...
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Gov. Martin O’Malley on Wednesday submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the months of June and July. “ ...
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MINNEAPOLIS — The record drought gripping half the country will help push food prices up by 3 percent to 4 percent next year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Milk, eggs, beef, poultry and pork prices will all be ...Read More »
RISING SUN — To modern ears, it sounds like a fairy tale: Once upon a time, a uniformed man drove a truck and delivered glass bottles of cold milk to the front door. But the tale of the milkman seemed ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
WALKERSVILLE — Phillip Thompson and his girlfriend Lauren Tickard will begin their careers as dairy farmers in the fall. “It’s what I know and love and it’s been my dream since I was a kid,” Thompson said. The young farmers, ...Read More »