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USDA official points to Chesapeake Bay progress

RICHMOND, Va. — A top federal agriculture official says improved farm practices already are having a positive impact on the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay. Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that 88 percent of ...

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In hard times, states still spend to protect farms

HAMDEN, Conn. — Despite tough financial times following the worst recession in decades, some states continue to spend millions of dollars to preserve American farmland and stem its rapid loss to development and suburban sprawl. Advocates say the preservation efforts ...

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D.C. Circuit: disability claim doesn’t bar Rehab Act suit

BOSTON, MA — A federal employee’s lawsuit for disability discrimination wasn’t precluded by her application for federal disability retirement benefits, the D.C. Circuit has ruled in reversing a summary judgment. The plaintiff suffered from chronic depression while working for the ...

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