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  • Lawmakers debate ban on arsenic in chicken feed

    Chicken farmers nationwide have stopped feeding their flocks a drug containing arsenic since a 2011 government study suggested the cancer-causing metal may be tainting poultry, but Maryland lawmakers are still struggling with whether to ban the once-...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • Dining Review: A dip into Argentine culture

    Dining Review: A dip into Argentine culture
    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...
  • Chicken without a side of arsenic

    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....
  • Picking houses apparently need a lesson on preserving the crab population

    in the photo that accompanied your story on guest workers, I noticed that all the crabs that could be identified by gender were female ("Md. crab processors battle new federal wage rule," Sept. 16). My grandfathers, neither of whom were watermen, taught...
  • Tibbs are champions, indeed

    Kudos to the Tibbs Family of the Havre de Grace area for its recent success at theMaryland State Fair. For the first time in the 26 years Bob and Judy Tibbs, who run Shadow Springs Farm, have been taking animals to the state fair, they took six. Each won...
  • Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway

    Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway
    My brother, John, tried to sleep during the boring part of the three-hour trip from Los Angeles to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Fortunately, I was driving. Besides, I don't think there's a boring part, especially once you get on U.S. 395 in the...
  • Fairness for Eastern Shore chicken farmers

    Within the poultry industry, company dealings with the farmers they contract with have been one-sided for at least the past 20 years. It's been a long, hard battle for contract farmers to try to gain any fairness in that relationship; I can't count the...
  • When too many waterfowl make the water foul

    It's that time of year when the Canada geese are on the move. The early October nip in the air seemed to have rousted the big birds into the air and put them into their V-formations for another season. When it comes down to it, I rather like the visiting...
  • O'Malley sticks his nose where it doesn't belong

    O'Malley sticks his nose where it doesn't belong
    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...
  • State fertilizer rules moving ahead over objections

    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....