Archive for August, 2011
At 12:33 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Hurricane Warning for the Eastern Shore of Maryland, specifically naming Talbot and Caroline Counties. Kent Island is being evacuated. In Talbot Counties, according to The Star Democrat, Oxford and Bay Hundred residents have been asked to leave. Ocean City has ordered a mandatory evacuation for people, [...]
Rosecroft Raceway will reopen for simulcasting on Friday, August 25, and will begin hosting live harness racing on October 21, 2011. The Washington Post’s John Wagner. The Daily Record‘s Rachel Bernstein.
Fasig-Tipton Sales Up Over 2010 By $1.4 Million Maybe this is a good sign! The annual Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sales in Saratoga were up, thanks in no small part to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, who bought six horses for $4.1 million, pushing total sales to $16.2 million. Let’s hope that [...]
No, this isn’t a duplicated news item. In early July, the Maryland Department of Agriculture issued a press release announcing that the Board of Public Works had “approved $348,384.48 in agricultural cost-share grants in 13 counties for 33 projects that will prevent soil erosion, manage nutrients and safeguard water quality in streams, rivers and the Chesapeake [...]
The Maryland Board of Public Works, through Program Open Space & Community Parks and Playgrounds, is dedicating $60,000 to St. Mary’s County to design and engineer Phase VI of the Three Notch Trail from Mechanicsville to New Market (Route 5 to Route 236). Phase VI of the trail is approximately five miles long and will [...]
If you are an employer which hires foreign workers to fill semi-skilled jobs (such as grooming or mucking) then you need to know that last week, according to the American Horse Council, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule moving the effective date of the new prevailing wage final rule for the H-2B [...]
On August 10, 2011, the American Horse Council reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed its Animal Disease Traceability rule. USDA stated there will be a 90 day period for public comment, which will close on November 9, 2011. The announcement has been anticipated by animal livestock groups across the country after USDA [...]
From the American Horse Council On August 2, the President signed the Budget Control Act of 2011 ending months of difficult partisan negotiationswith Congress over raising the debt ceiling and avoiding by only hours the first-ever default by the U.S. on its obligations. Almost immediately, Congress adjourned for the August recess and went home to meet with constituents.
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