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Beginning Farmer News ItemsScorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork - Union of Concerned Scientists6/12/2018 10:45:23 AM
Scorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork Union of Concerned Scientists States that ranked the highest overall when scores from all categories were tallied were Vermont, Maine , New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Washington, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Oregon, Montana and Connecticut. ... to adopt more sustainable practices; the ...
Natural Farming & Gardening Workshop - Freepress Online5/31/2018 3:02:09 PM
Freepress Online Natural Farming & Gardening Workshop Freepress Online Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on three-hour workshop on Korean Natural Farming & Gardening techniques at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street in Rockport, on Thursday, June ...
Workshop to demonstrate Korean farming techniques June 14 - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald5/29/2018 2:24:41 PM
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald Workshop to demonstrate Korean farming techniques June 14 Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald Rockport — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on workshop on Korean natural farming and gardening techniques at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St., Rockport, Thursday, Jun 14 ...
Natural farming and gardening workshop offered June 14 in Rockport - PenBayPilot.com5/26/2018 3:51:03 PM
PenBayPilot.com Natural farming and gardening workshop offered June 14 in Rockport PenBayPilot.com ROCKPORT — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on workshop on Korean Natural Farming & Gardening techniques at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St. in Rockport, on Thursday, Jun 14 ...
Collins introduces bipartisan bill aimed at helping young and new farmers - Press Herald4/26/2018 6:49:29 PM
AG Week Collins introduces bipartisan bill aimed at helping young and new farmers Press Herald Maine agricultural groups such as the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Maine Farmland Trust, which works to match young farmers with aging farmers who want to retire but want farming to continue on their land, praised Collins for ... Bill would up funding for beginning farmers AG Week all 2 news articles »
Senators introduce bill to recruit and train next generation of farmers - Fence Post4/26/2018 1:32:03 PM
Fence Post Senators introduce bill to recruit and train next generation of farmers Fence Post D., and Susan Collins, R- Maine . The bill would address key barriers to entry for young producers, including access to farmland, training and federal programs. "As the majority of our nation's farmers approach retirement age, we need bold action to ... and more »
Help wanted: Maine farmers use agricultural fair to connect, find workers - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel1/9/2018 5:13:41 PM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Help wanted: Maine farmers use agricultural fair to connect, find workers Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel AUGUSTA — Heidi Baker is looking for a herd manager for Aldermere Farm in Rockport. Baker, who was staffing a table at the job fair at the 77th annual Agricultural Trades Show for the farm, said she might not find a candidate during the three-day ... and more »
Portland-based Cultivating Community gets grant to help farmers - Press Herald11/30/2017 2:14:15 PM
Press Herald Portland-based Cultivating Community gets grant to help farmers Press Herald A Portland nonprofit that has helped create more than 50 farm businesses in the last eight years has received a nearly $600,000 federal grant to assist more Maine farmers. Cultivating Community is the recipient of a Beginning Farmer and Rancher ...
Western Kennebec County towns look for ways to keep farmers on farms - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel10/24/2017 4:49:20 PM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Western Kennebec County towns look for ways to keep farmers on farms Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel The nonprofit group seeks to build lasting prosperity without sacrificing the quality of life that defines Maine , according to its website. After assessing the needs of farmers in the region, the group hopes to serve as an advocate for local farmers ...
Farm Income Opportunities News ItemsHow Maine's members of Congress voted last week - Press Herald6/24/2018 4:10:17 AM
Press Herald How Maine's members of Congress voted last week Press Herald Conaway called the bill “a safety net to see” farmers and ranchers through a deep slump in their income due to low commodity prices by helping them fight against predatory trade subsidies by China and other countries, while also addressing the opioid ... and more »
House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements - Maine Public6/21/2018 6:52:16 PM
Maine Public House Passes Farm Bill With Controversial Work Requirements Maine Public " Farm Bill just passed in the House. So happy to see work requirements included. Big win for the farmers !" The House bill failed last month as 30 Republicans — many of the members of the House Freedom Caucus — bucked leadership and sided with ... Farm bill, which would tighten food stamp work requirements, passes House NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Farm Bill just passed in the House. So happy to see work requirements included. Big win ... Twitter Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) | Food and Nutrition Service USDA Food and Nutrition Service US Government Publishing Office - Illinois News Network - Illinois News Network all 699 news articles »
Maine Voices: Hungry Mainers need bipartisan Senate farm bill that supports SNAP - Press Herald6/18/2018 4:10:41 AM
Press Herald Maine Voices: Hungry Mainers need bipartisan Senate farm bill that supports SNAP Press Herald Some of the Mainers who use our services have zero income . Some are living in their cars or in tents. Others are employed but still having a hard ... The Senate farm bill is the result of bipartisan work in the Senate Agriculture Committee, and it ... and more »
Presque Isle prepares to greet BikeMaine - fiddleheadfocus.com6/15/2018 1:05:43 PM
fiddleheadfocus.com Presque Isle prepares to greet BikeMaine fiddleheadfocus.com Rob Ottaviano, head chef at Northern Maine Community College, is overseeing the Food Committee. ... BikeMaine requires the majority of the food served to be from local farms , which is an opportunity to flaunt local foods and bring income into the area. and more »
Scorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork - Union of Concerned Scientists6/12/2018 10:45:23 AM
Scorecard Ranks States from Farm to Fork Union of Concerned Scientists WASHINGTON (June 12, 2018)— Farms in Maine have among the country's smallest ecological footprints. Maryland farmers are doing some of the most innovative work to protect soil and water quality. Meanwhile, Hawaii has developed some of the country's ...
Startup betting Maine is ready for its Airbnb-style comfy campsites - Press Herald6/8/2018 4:03:04 AM
Press Herald Startup betting Maine is ready for its Airbnb-style comfy campsites Press Herald The two work for Tentrr, which sets up campsites on private land and rents them through a network like Airbnb. The company ... The proposal was an appealing way to make revenue from a private plot on her 140-acre farm that isn't currently used. It also ...
Hunger weakens our society. House Farm Bill would make it worse. - Bangor Daily News6/7/2018 1:49:19 PM
Hunger weakens our society. House Farm Bill would make it worse. Bangor Daily News It is a ranking that tells us that tens of thousands of low- income Mainers suffer from poor nutrition and hunger. Now, the Republican Congress has proposed a Farm Bill (HR 2) that will make matters worse by taking more food away from people who are ...
Nourish body, soul and spirit at a farmers market - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel6/6/2018 3:48:34 PM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Nourish body, soul and spirit at a farmers market Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel The MFFM also lists a number of Maine markets where efforts are being made to enhance access for low income community members, such as those accepting federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly known as ...
How Maine's members of Congress voted - Press Herald5/26/2018 3:56:24 PM
Press Herald How Maine's members of Congress voted Press Herald Conaway called the bill “a safety net to see” farmers and ranchers through a deep slump in their income by helping them fight against predatory trade subsidies by China and other countries, while also addressing the opioid epidemic and the need for ... and more »
Farm Resources News Items2018 On the Farm STEM Participants Announced - Farm Bureau News3/8/2018 2:05:37 PM
Farm Bureau News 2018 On the Farm STEM Participants Announced Farm Bureau News ... Brittany Vanderbilt, DeForest Area School District, Family and Consumer Science Teacher (DeForest, Wisconsin); Dulsie Varney, Lewiston Public Schools, Health Careers Instructor (Turner, Maine ); Lucas Weaver, Avon Central School, STEAM Coach (Avon ...
An Interview with Jane Brox - Bookslut1/5/2005 10:47:58 PM
An Interview with Jane Brox Bookslut Brox discussed some of these issues as well as the influence visual art has on her writing, how and why she made the move from her Massachusetts farm to the coast of Maine , and many others. We talked by phone in mid-December. These three books (Here ...
Organic Certification News ItemsFamily farm in Houlton honored by Maine Potato Board - Mainebiz6/22/2018 11:20:01 AM
Mainebiz Family farm in Houlton honored by Maine Potato Board Mainebiz Fitzpatrick has been growing potatoes for 66 years and is credited with innovations to minimize the impact on the soil and the environment, including creation of the first certified compost operation in Maine and receiving organic certification for ...
Many Questions Still Unanswered About Belfast Salmon Farm Proposal - Freepress Online6/21/2018 7:32:04 AM
Freepress Online Many Questions Still Unanswered About Belfast Salmon Farm Proposal Freepress Online Last week, Nordic Aquafarms held a forum at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center in Belfast featuring speakers from the aquaculture industry and the environmental community to field questions from local residents. But a number of those questions ... and more »
Field-grown perennials: Don't be spooked by the esoteric label - Press Herald6/10/2018 4:08:55 AM
Press Herald Field-grown perennials: Don't be spooked by the esoteric label Press Herald That allows them to be planted much earlier, “as soon as the soil can be worked,” says Matthew Wallhead, ornamental horticultural specialist with University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Field-grown plants, he adds, “acclimate sooner (after planting ...
Organic Farmers Association Applauds Bipartisan Farm Bill - GlobeNewswire (press release)6/8/2018 5:42:53 PM
Organic Farmers Association Applauds Bipartisan Farm Bill GlobeNewswire (press release) “Organic Farmers Association is pleased to see some wins for organic farmers in the Senate Farm Bill,” says Dave Colson, President of Organic Farmers Association and owner of certified organic New Leaf Farm in Maine . “American family organic farmers ... and more »
Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy - The County5/30/2018 9:53:03 AM
The County Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy The County Almost half of that amount is due to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, against which Jim Gerritsen helped lead an unsuccessful court battle over the integrity of the department's organic certification program. Credit card companies make up the bulk ...
Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November - Bangor Daily News5/30/2018 8:54:52 AM
Bangor Daily News Why ranked-choice voting could come back to bite Democrats in November Bangor Daily News Ranked-choice voting, which Maine voters passed in 2016 after an effort spearheaded by a coalition of independents and progressives that is also running a June people's veto effort to nix a law that could delay the method, appears to put state Rep ...
Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine's organic farmers - Bangor Daily News5/25/2018 6:07:34 AM
Bangor Daily News Proposed farm bill could mean bad news for Maine's organic farmers Bangor Daily News If the board does become skewed in favor of larger industrial farmers, Spalding said, its decisions could potentially override the needs and concerns of smaller organic operations and undermine the trust consumer has in organic certification . “People ...
What makes eggs 'organic'? It depends on who you ask - PBS NewsHour3/24/2018 5:20:08 PM
PBS NewsHour What makes eggs 'organic'? It depends on who you ask PBS NewsHour The company was originally denied organic certification when the organic rules were first implemented in 2002. The porch was not deemed outdoor space by ... Cal- Maine , Rose Acre Farms, and Herbruck Poultry. All three declined PBS Newshour Weekend's ... and more »
Is Walmart defrauding customers into spending more for “organic” eggs? - The New Food Economy1/19/2018 12:30:38 PM
The New Food Economy Is Walmart defrauding customers into spending more for “organic” eggs? The New Food Economy On January 8, Gibson became the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California, accusing Walmart and Cal- Maine Foods of fraud. “Consumers are being tricked into paying more based on the 'outdoor access ... and more »