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O'Malley Promises To Veto Tax On Chicken Growers For Environmental Cleanup

Environmental advocates want Maryland poultry companies to pay their share of the cleanup from nutrient buildup in the Chesapeake, but Maryland's governor has vowed to veto any such bill.

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Tracing Coffee From Ethiopia To D.C.

Few countries are as synonymous with coffee as Ethiopia, whose exports reach consumers all over the world. Fresh from a learning tour of Ethiopia, Kojo explores the links between the coffee American consumers drink and the economic fortunes of the farmers who grow it.

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Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.

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Should Virginia Chicken Owners Be Able To Kill Dogs That Attack Their Flock?

Virginia law allows chicken owners to shoot dogs chasing or killing their flock on sight — but with backyard hens becoming more common, one legislator wants to give localities the option to change that law.

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Managing The Region's Deer Population

They may be pretty wildlife, but they can also be a Lyme disease-carrying nuisance and driving hazard. The region's deer population and how it's managed continues to be the subject of debate.

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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

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Ancient Grains And Wild Greens (Rebroadcast)

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

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Virginia Touts Significant Growth In Agricultural Exports

Agriculture is booming in Virginia, according to the state's secretary of agriculture, with all-time highs in the state's exports.

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Family Fun For Winter Break

Whether you've got relatives in town for the holidays or need to entertain the kids over winter break, we've got some ideas for fun and unusual things to do in our area.

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The Environmental Outlook: Debate Over Ethanol And The Future Of Biofuels

For this month's Environmental Outlook: The EPA has proposed reducing the amount of ethanol required to be mixed with gasoline. Debate over U.S. ethanol policy and the future of advanced biofuels.

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