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Governor and First Lady O’Malley Host Sixth Annual Buy Local Cookout, July 25th, 2013

Governor celebrates “Buy Local Challenge” Week July 20-28 with cookout featuring local products, local recipes, local chefs ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley hosted the sixth annual Buy Local Cookout at Government House this evening and officially recognized Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge Week, which encourages Marylanders to incorporate at least one locally grown, produced or  Read the Rest…

Maryland farmers produce the best…, April 29th, 2013

Now through May 6, 2013, Maryland food producers and chefs may submit recipes for the Buy Local Cookout contest. Winning recipes will be published in a cookbook and served in Annapolis this summer. Learn about the contest and discover all of Maryland’s great local products.

Taste of Maryland Agriculture Dinner, February 7th, 2013

Annapolis, MD Thank you. It’s great to be here with everyone from the Maryland Agriculture Council. It’s also good to be here with Ed and Marian Fry, our newest inductees into the Agriculture Hall of Fame. I want to recognize Secretary Buddy Hance, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, and everyone here from the Maryland General Assembly  Read the Rest…

Local Food, Local Jobs, September 18th, 2012

By Secretary Buddy Hance, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture This week kicks off our 5th annual Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Program–an initiative signed into law by Governor Martin O’Malley in 2008–designed to connect our local farmers with local schools, providing our students with healthy, nutritious meals while strengthening our agricultural economy. By bringing more Maryland-grown products to school lunches,  Read the Rest…

Governor O’Malley Requests Federal Drought Assistance to Help Maryland Farmers, August 8th, 2012

Governor submits formal letter to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for disaster designation ANNAPOLIS, MD  – Governor Martin O’Malley has formally submitted a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all Maryland counties impacted by the severe dry weather and excessive heat during the months of June and July. Governor  Read the Rest…

For the love of racing, May 18th, 2012

By Ashley Valis, Intergovernmental Affairs (and “lover of all things equestrian”) As Preakness Day draws closer, the excitement in Baltimore and, more specifically, around Pimlico Race Course is revving up. From college kids excited about their first trip to the infield, to women shopping for that perfect Preakness hat, Baltimore is abuzz with anticipation over the running of the  Read the Rest…

Family Farm Preservation Act of 2012, March 1st, 2012

Secures a sustainable future for Maryland’s family farms and protects and strengthens Maryland’s agricultural heritage and economy by increasing the exemption for agricultural properties and reducing the current estate tax rate.  Maryland’s economic strength depends on our ability to strengthen, grow, and defend our family farms and family-owned businesses.  This helps secure a more sustainable  Read the Rest…

Taste of Maryland Agriculture Gala, February 2nd, 2012

Glen Burnie, MD As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Secretary Hance – and thank you for fighting every day to keep family farming profitable. It’s an honor to be back for the sixth year in a row at one of my favorite events of the year. To everyone with the Agriculture Council, thank you for  Read the Rest…

Maryland Invests: Part IV, January 4th, 2012

Investing to Restore Maryland’s Heart and Treasure By Secretary Robert Summers, Maryland Department of the Environment We are blessed in Maryland to be home to our nation’s largest estuary—an estuary that drives the culture of our region, our shared history, our tourism—and most importantly, our economy. But for decades, we have neglected Maryland’s heart and  Read the Rest…

Maryland Invests: Part III, December 21st, 2011

By Secretary Richard Hall, Department of Planning Smart Investments in Smart Growth Earlier this week, Governor O’Malley accepted “PlanMaryland,” our State’s first long-range plan for sustainable growth and a vision that will allow us to invest in a smarter, greener, more prosperous future. We need smart growth for a number of reasons. But it really  Read the Rest…