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  • Rain helps pasture, soils; too late for corn

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:Rain last week gave a boost to Maryland crops for the second week in a row. The latest USDA Weather & Crops report quotes a Maryland crop reporter: “Heavy rains on [Aug. 14] … The rain was...
  • Irene killed 30,000 Maryland chickens

     
    Maryland Agriculture Secretary Earl "Buddy" Hance has released a preliminary accounting of agricultural losses from Hurricane Irene. The casualties include 30,000 chickens. Here's Hance:"High winds and excessive rain caused loss of power, flooding, and...

    Food, Fuel, Famine

     
    by Stephen J. Hedges U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, who travels to a world food security conference in Rome next week, laid out the Bush administration's strategy today for meeting the current worldwide crisis of rising food costs and shortages......

    President Bush promises flood aid

     
    by Katie Fretland The federal government has sent 2 million liters of fresh drinking water to flood-damaged areas in Iowa and is setting up a task force to help residents secure long-term housing, President Bush said in an address today....

    The political buzz on bees

     
    By Stephen J. Hedges What do bees have to do with ice cream and politics? A lot, as it turns out. Bee populations are in decline, and no one is sure why. Theories include pesticides and a voracious tiny mite...