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Mild Weather Causing Early Bloom In Some Perennials

The mild weather means more than just eating lunch outside -- some D.C. perennials may already experiencing early blooms thanks to the balmy temperatures.

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U.S. Economic Outlook

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke weighs in on March employment numbers. We take a look at what rising corporate profits and smaller-than-expected domestic job growth means for the overall economic outlook.

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Dog Lost For Four Years Finds Home

A dog that went missing from his Maryland home four years ago was find near Annapolis last week, and reunited with his family.

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D.C. Gardeners Weed Through Bureaucracy

Some gardeners in the District are figuring out how take advantage of the city's farmable land, but first they have to figure out who owns it.
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Va. Farm Bureau To Fight Eminent Domain Again In 2012

Virginia farmers will continue their push this week to minimize the state's use of eminent domain to take farmlands.

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USDA Offering Loans To Maryland Farmers

After a growing season plagued by extreme weather, Maryland farmers will have the chance for emergency loans from the USDA to help recoup their losses.

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Loudoun Schools Hit Obstacles To Buying Local Produce

For Loudoun County schools seeking to serve local food, buying produce from Loudoun County's own farms proves difficult. The reason? Mainly the price.

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Loudoun Schools Struggle To Buy Local Loudoun Produce

Hydroponic farm

For Loudoun County schools seeking to serve local food, buying produce from Loudoun County's own farms proves difficult. The reason? Mainly the price.

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Spreading Good Nutrition With Specialty Produce

Woody Woodroof in the fields at Red Wiggler farm.

A Montgomery County farmer wants to increase the health and nutrition of people with developmental disabilities, and now he has a new strategy. 

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Md. Farmers Flock To Nitrogen-Eating 'Cover Crops'

Farmers markets all across the region are currently filled with the bounty of this year's harvest. Come winter, state farmers will continue to grow -- but these crops will never make it to market.

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