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  • 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 tree an
  • 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...

    Coyote forum draws large crowd, plenty of questions

     
    Attacks in January on livestock at a north Gloucester farm were attributed to at least one dog and coytoes at Monday night's forum at T.C. Walker Elementary School. About 100 people attended the forum, including Gordon Llewellyn, who lost two...

    Shirley Sherrod rejects USDA job offer

     
    by Michael Muskal Shirley Sherrod, forced from her government post after becoming a target for unfounded complaints that she was a racist, rejected an offer Tuesday to return full-time to the Department of Agriculture. At a joint news conference after...

    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......