| Sep 18, 2013
Save the date! The Winter Park Harvest Festival returns Nov. 23 to Central Park's West Meadow. The event's producer-only market will feature popular autumn vegetables such as sweet potatoes and cauliflower. It's still too sweltering to think fall...
| Jul 20, 2013
Nearly every grocery chain in Hampton Roads launched a new "lower prices" campaign in the past year. And — although it may seem impossible — prices are actually lower in 2013.
In an informal study of the six major supermarkets in the area...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by poultry producer Perdue and an Eastern Shore farmer to make the Waterkeeper Alliance pay more than $3 million in attorneys' fees for its failed lawsuit alleging that the company and its contract grower were...
| Sep 3, 2013
Industrialist Jean Paul Getty once compared manure to money in that both have to be "spread around." But in Maryland, we know that too much spreading of manure is costly, and the trick is to find more cost-effective ways of dealing with it.
| Mar 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Nobody asked me, but here are my six recommendations in the matter of the highly publicized, closely watched, widely criticized, rift-causing lawsuit brought by the Waterkeeper Alliance against the Hudson family poultry farm over alleged pollution in a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Salisbury University announced Thursday the receipt of an $8 million donation — tied for the largest in its history — from the Guerrieri Family Foundation. The funds will help develop a new Academic Commons area on the Eastern Shore campus....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Just when you thought Annapolis had run out of new ways to tax us, now we're all going to be hit again with the accurately named "rain tax" ("Anger grows over stormwater fees," April 16).
Of course, the editors of The Sun think this is just wonderful...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Farming advocates are pressing Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to reverse a little-noticed measure approved by Congress last month that rescinded tough new rules on the poultry industry — a move that has strained the already rocky relationship between mom-...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Among the likely Democratic candidates for Maryland governor in 2014 — Howard County executive Ken Ulman, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler — Ulman comes closest to being the "Baltimore-area candidate."
But a genuine...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Officials in Worcester County are investigating the cause of a fire at a Perdue Farms research facility that destroyed two poultry houses and killed 8,000 chicks.
The fire broke out at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, more than an hour after the four workers on duty...