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July 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Random Packages of Seeds from China May be Part of Scam, Officials Say

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) released new information Tuesday about unsolicited deliveries of seeds from China.  In a statement, the USDA said the situation seems to be a scam to deliver unsolicited products in order to fake customer reviews.  “At this time, we don’t have any evidence […]

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July 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preste Atención si Recibe Paquetes de Semillas no Solicitadas de China

Varias personas están recibiendo paquetes de China que no ordenaron, según los departamentos estatales de agricultura de los Estados Unidos. El Departamento de Agricultura de Maryland (MDA) siguió el paso de  varios otros estados, y anunció el lunes que está al tanto de personas que reciben “paquetes de semillas no solicitados de China”. El MDA […]

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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Among Those Receiving Unsolicited Packages of Seeds from China

People are receiving packages from China they didn’t order, according to state agriculture departments across the U.S.   The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) followed several other states and announced Monday that it is aware of people getting “unsolicited packages of seeds from China.” The MDA said it is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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September 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Sept.1, in Montgomery County

Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County: 1. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program is scheduled to do a truck-mounted mosquito control spraying tonight in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. 2. The Maryland State Police Department announced that troopers plan to set up a sobriety checkpoint […]

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March 17, 2015 | Krista Brick

Council Committee Weeds Through Pesticide Bill

Government and health experts helped members of the Montgomery County’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee weed through information about health concerns related to the use of some pesticides as they continue to discuss a proposed pesticide ban in Montgomery County. Committee members heard from top medical professionals as well as representatives from the Maryland […]

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