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Couple Plans To Give Away 35-Acre Virginia Farm Through An Essay Contest

Ever dream of living on a farm in the rolling hills of Virginia's horse country? This 35-acre farm could be yours, if you can convince the current owners in a 1,000-word essay.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Buying The Farm In Arlington: County Leaders To Sell Historic Reevesland

Leaders in Arlington County are taking action to sell a historic property — a move that has neighbors in the Bluemont neighborhood up in arms.
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Not All Cattle Farmers In Virginia Are Embracing State's Stream-Fencing Program

A program intended to keep streams cleaner — and ultimately improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay — isn't catching on with all of the Virginia cattle farmers that it was supposed to attract.

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Battling Stink Bugs And Mosquitos With The 'Bug Guy'

Two less-than-popular creatures are emerging with the warmer weather. Mike Raupp, professor of entomology, has some advice for the beleaguered.

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D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

A new law could change the landscape for urban agriculture in D.C.

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Fishing Versus Farming: Aquaculture And The Future Of Chesapeake Bay Oysters

Maryland's oyster trade is evolving as more watermen give up "hand tonging" and move into aquaculture.

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Industrial Hemp Legalization Bill Gains Support In Maryland Legislature

The state House has approved a measure that essentially would legalize industrial hemp production whenever the federal government does.

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Beekeepers Push To Ban Pesticide They Identify In Hive Collapses In Maryland

Farmers and gardeners in Maryland use pesticides classed as neonicotinoids because they aren't toxic to humans, but the effects on the state's bee population has been devastating.

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Maryland Roads Are No Place For Horse Meat, Delegate Says

Del. Jeff Waldstreicher says carcasses of dead horses are being transported on Maryland roads bound for slaughterhouses in both Canada and Mexico, and he wants to stop it.

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