Drought Designation’s Impact On Farms Unclear

BERLIN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared this week that 22 of Maryland’s counties, including Worcester, would be given natural disaster designations because of the excessive drought and heat that affected crops this past summer.In a press release, Gov. Martin O’Malley expressed his appreciation to the federal government for recognizing the impact the… Read more »

EPA Denies Lead Tackle Ban

OCEAN CITY – The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week denied a petition filed by a coalition of environmental groups seeking a ban on the use of lead in fishing tackle, a measure which, if approved, could have had serious impacts in Ocean City and other fishing communities.In August, a coalition of environmental groups,… Read more »