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UMES acquires farm for agricultural research

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 ...

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U.S. corn estimate lowered to reflect harvest yields

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 ...

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Week in review: 8/10/12

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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Md. asks U.S. for disaster aid for farmers

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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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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