A March 8 article about proposed reductions in farm subsidies gave an incorrect date for an international trade agreement limiting the subsidies. The agreement was in 1994, not 1944.
A March 6 Outlook information box on credit reports created confusion for some Maryland readers. As the box stated, existing state law makes Marylanders eligible for a free report annually. But until Sept. 1, they are not eligible under a new federal credit law that mandates free reports for all states. So until that date, Maryland residents must contact the three major credit bureaus directly rather than using the all-in-one phone number and Web site set up under the federal program. Some readers also reported frustration with using the companies' automated phone systems. A more detailed guide for navigating them will appear in Sunday's Outlook section.
A March 6 Style article incorrectly identified Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana as a Democrat. He is a Republican.
A March 6 Business article misstated what taxpayers must do to qualify for the exemption available when they sell their primary residence if they acquired that property in an investment-property exchange under Section 1031 of the tax code. The taxpayer must own the property for at least five years after the exchange and live in it for at least two of those years. The taxpayer does not have to live in the property all five years.
A March 4 article on homeland security incorrectly attributed a quotation about Border Patrol agents to Robert C. Bonner, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It was T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, who said, "We need more agents, and we need to do a smarter and better job."
A March 4 Weekend item incorrectly said that the movie "The Passion Recut" is rated NC-17. The film is unrated. The Washington Post is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper. Those interested in contacting the paper for that purpose can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main number, 202-334-6000, and ask to be connected to the desk involved -- National, Foreign, Metro, Style, Sports, Business or any of the weekly sections. In addition, the ombudsman's number is 202-334-7582.