| Feb 17, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Most Americans don't know much about Argentine culture. Our enduring image is of the gaucho, the cowboy of the pampas, wearing a bright scarf and a small version of a Stetson. It's an image cherished by the Argentines themselves, but it's about as...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Maryland farmers produce no crop more valuable than chickens. The state ranks eighth nationally, and the 1.4 billion pounds of broilers grown each year are valued at more than $600 million, or roughly 40 percent of all the state's crops added together....
| Jun 25, 2011
| 1:28 PM
On Maryland's Eastern Shore, everything leads back to chickens.
The poultry industry is the largest piece of a key sector of the local economy — agriculture — and its reach is broad: from the truckers who move products and the many farmers...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 10:36 AM
FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Authorities are investigating a bizarre case of animal cruelty at a North County high school.
A security guard found two fainting goats bound by duct tape in the barn of Fallbrook High School on June 16, graduation day at the...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:35 AM
ENTERPRISE, Ala. - In this rural town with the can-do name, the ugliness began with a showdown. In late 1995, 39 chicken farmers decided to say no to ConAgra, the nation's fifth largest poultry processor.
The farmers said the company's new contract was...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:04 PM
As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, traffic was slow on southbound I-95 at Key Highway, due to an accident.
Debris in the road was snarling traffic on U.S. 1 at the Baltimore Beltway, on southbound I-83 at Padonia Road, and the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:50 AM
There are two sides to every dispute. Next time Gov. Martin O'Malley has the sudden desire to bully the environmental law clinic at the University of Maryland, he ought to keep that in mind. Perhaps if he or his staff had bothered to talk to students at...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
State officials are plowing ahead with new rules on how and when farmers can fertilize their fields, despite last-minute objections from environmentalists that the proposed limits have been weakened in an apparent bid to mollify agricultural interests....
| Dec 2, 2011
| 5:27 PM
Maxine and Robert Walker have worked to restore their historic Woodbine farm since they bought it in 1994. Their latest project is to replace the rotting wood on the side of their old yellow barn after rebuilding the stone foundation and replacing the tin...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
There was a time, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Earl F. Hance recalls, when a beginning Maryland farmer could put a few chicken houses on his land and be assured that the income from them would pay off his farm.
Those days are gone, replaced by...