| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:25 PM
A proposed state ban on arsenic in chicken feed won final Senate approval today, with supporters saying the amended measure protects both farmers and consumers while Eastern Shore lawmakers warn it could drive off the state's poultry industry.
| Apr 7, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Maryland's General Assembly adopted today a ban on arsenic additives in chicken feed, which if signed into law would make the state the first in the nation to take such a step to keep the toxic chemical out of food and the environment.
By a vote of 101-...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Scurry up into the metaphorical crow's nest and train your eyes on the calendar's horizon. You'll spot a fleet of festivals heading straight for Hampton Roads.
Spring is when outdoor parties start popping — right along with the flowers. This...
| Jan 14, 2012
100 Years Ago
The chicken and the egg
From the Sykesville column:
"The chicken farmers of Sykesville who visited the Baltimore Poultry Show in the Fifth Armory were enthusiastic in their praise of the show's exhibits.
Mr. George Schrame who entered...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:36 AM
— One of very few goat dairies in Southern California, and one of the newest and best cheese vendors at local certified farmers markets, is Drake Family Farms, which started selling an excellent fresh, mild chevre cheese a little over a year ago. It...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Football will be the talk of the town this weekend when it comes to sports, but horse racing might make for an interesting sidebar during the halftime break of the Ravens game.
Earlier this week, at a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., a horse named...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Frank Stronach, Pimlico's owner and a successful breeder, wants to bring horse ownership to the masses — by selling stock in six new racehorse investment companies.
For $10 a share, investors could own a piece of thoroughbreds that would be trained...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Every time you think you have an unpleasant job, consider the job of a federal slaughterhouse inspector.
Two recent regulatory developments on meat slaughter in the U.S. offer a picture.
Monday the U.S. Supreme Court said a California law requiring...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:16 PM
An article in the Jan. 25, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized a local boy's heroic actions.
At the annual awards meeting of the Safety Services of the Baltimore Regional Chapter, American Red Cross held Jan. 16, Richard...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 10:58 AM
The famous maxim that "the more things change, the more they remain the same" is not always true. Sometimes, things get worse. Consider, for example, the recent efforts of Gov. Martin O'Malley to influence the resolution of an environmental lawsuit...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:03 AM
It is true that there are at least two sides to every story, including the situation of Gov. Martin O'Malley entering into the ongoing case between the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic and the Hudson family of Worcester County and Perdue...