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Beginning Farmer News ItemsPollinators in agriculture: Identification and Conservation - Town Line7/25/2018 8:37:59 PM
Town Line Pollinators in agriculture: Identification and Conservation Town Line ... Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Midcoast Farmers Alliance; Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association is a co-sponsor of this event. For more information: www.knox-lincoln.org/ beginning-farmer , email@example.com ...
Farmers to talk about conserving pollinators Aug. 1 - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald7/19/2018 9:20:06 AM
Farmers to talk about conserving pollinators Aug. 1 Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald ... District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Midcoast Farmers Alliance; Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association is a cosponsor of this event. For more information: visit knox-lincoln.org/ beginning-farmer , or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 596 ...
How States Can Gather Better Data for Evaluating Tax Incentives - The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)6/27/2018 11:51:06 AM
The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog) How States Can Gather Better Data for Evaluating Tax Incentives The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog) When the Maine Legislature created an incentive in 2017 to encourage businesses to locate their headquarters in the state, they worked with the staff of the Legislature's Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) to ensure the ...
$8.89 million available for risk management education and training - American Agriculturist5/31/2018 2:04:33 AM
American Agriculturist $8.89 million available for risk management education and training American Agriculturist The targeted states are Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine , Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Additionally, $4.16 million in ...
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 “If that funding goes away, then a lot of really amazing organizations doing great work for farmers in Maine would be hit pretty hard,” Law said. Another group of Mainers who have been helped by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program are ... 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 »
Annual trade show, forums, conventions on tap in January for Maine growers - Bangor Daily News1/5/2018 6:04:59 AM
Bangor Daily News Annual trade show, forums, conventions on tap in January for Maine growers Bangor Daily News The annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show runs Jan. 9-11 at the Augusta Civic Center. Along with its standard displays of equipment, lectures, training sessions and discussion, there is a series of free workshops presented by the Beginning Farmer ... 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 ...
Farm Income Opportunities News ItemsGrowing local farmers: New festival to support NC State's Breeze Farm incubator - Durham Herald Sun8/13/2018 1:51:00 PM
Durham Herald Sun Growing local farmers : New festival to support NC State's Breeze Farm incubator Durham Herald Sun Lafleur transferred to the University of Maine , where she studied sustainable agriculture and managed its community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. She then worked on other farms before starting Sugar Hill Produce at the PLANT @ Breeze Farm ... and more »
McCrum sisters end this year's baby beef season as winners - Bangor Daily News8/13/2018 6:06:51 AM
Bangor Daily News McCrum sisters end this year's baby beef season as winners Bangor Daily News The previous day, sisters Grace, 18, and Lila McCrum, 16, said goodbye to their two prize-winning steers as the two baby beef were taken away after being sold at auction during the Northern Maine Fair. And while the departure of the steers Admiral and ...
Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing - New York Times8/13/2018 5:00:15 AM
New York Times Paul LePage Was Saying Whatever He Wanted Before That Was a Thing New York Times Paul LePage, Maine's two-term Republican governor — who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election — is an irascible, combative showman and tends to step on his own good news. ... After a global search, Nordic Aquafarms, of Norway, is building ... and more »
For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate - Maine Public8/12/2018 9:20:10 AM
Maine Public For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers , Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate Maine Public Meanwhile, net farm income , a broad measure of profits, is forecast to drop this year to its lowest level since 2006, according to the Department of Agriculture . "It hits my bottom .... GARCIA-NAVARRO: And she'll tell you it is hard work even in the ... Trump Administration Plans $12 Billion In Farm Aid To Offset Tariffs NPR A 2017 Farm Income Forecast - USDA ERS USDA ERS all 97 news articles »
Meet the Modern Farmer: Heidi Woolever - Modern Farmer8/10/2018 6:13:07 PM
Modern Farmer Meet the Modern Farmer : Heidi Woolever Modern Farmer Before founding Rockaway Herbs in 2014, the blue-eyed plantsmith taught English at a Washington, DC, high school; spent six years raising Icelandic sheep with her husband in rural Maine ; and tended lambs for a season in the Hudson River Valley. Then in ...
For Iowa Farmers, It's Harder to Bring Home the Bacon - U.S. News & World Report8/9/2018 12:02:00 PM
U.S. News & World Report For Iowa Farmers , It's Harder to Bring Home the Bacon U.S. News & World Report All three live out of state – Larry in New York, Keene in Chicago, and Christian in Maine – but continue to own about 400 acres of a Grundy County farm begun in the 1870s by Larry's great-grandparents, John and Lusetta Roadman. ... "We've got some ...
Former Tyson Foods CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda — But Can It Last? - Maine Public8/9/2018 11:19:04 AM
Maine Public Former Tyson Foods CEO Brings Chicken Farming To Rwanda — But Can It Last? Maine Public The chicken business has been very, very good to Donnie Smith, the former chief executive of Tyson Foods. Now Smith, 58, wants to share his wealth — and his fervent belief in the power of chickens — with subsistence farmers in Musanze, a poverty ... Farm Animals Donation | Heifer International | Charity Ending Hunger And Poverty Heifer International Why I Would Raise Chickens | Bill Gates - Gates Notes Gates Notes Rwanda: Feed the Future Tworore Inkoko, Twunguke - University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Google Drive - Cobb-Vantress all 109 news articles »
Barn Swallows - Down East7/27/2018 2:13:13 PM
Down East Barn Swallows Down East Farm dinners aren't a new phenomenon, and a Maine summer offers no shortage of opportunities to pull up a wooden folding chair at a swanky, ticketed, multi-course meal under the hemlock beams of some historic barn. But more and more Maine farms are ...
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 ...
The Next Generation of Farming - UConn Today6/20/2017 7:47:29 AM
The Next Generation of Farming UConn Today “Finally, we made the decision to intern at a 12-acre organic vegetable farm in Maine , and that's when we knew for sure what our future would be.” Both are from Connecticut and wanted to return to the state to start a farm. They knew, however, that ...
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 ItemsMeet the new head of MOFGA - Press Herald7/15/2018 4:15:16 AM
Press Herald Meet the new head of MOFGA Press Herald When the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced that Sarah Alexander would be its new executive director, we wanted to know more. Who was ... “I actually worked on the first paperwork for the organic certification for their berry farm.”.
Meet the new director of MOFGA - Bangor Daily News7/13/2018 1:19:50 PM
Bangor Daily News Meet the new director of MOFGA Bangor Daily News With 15 years of experience in advocating for sustainable, local and fair food systems around the nation, the new head of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association believes she will bring a lot to the local table. Sarah Alexander, a ...
Back to the land pioneer Paul Birdsall dies at 91 - The Ellsworth American7/11/2018 4:21:18 PM
The Ellsworth American Back to the land pioneer Paul Birdsall dies at 91 The Ellsworth American In the 1980s, there were only 20 or so people in Maine getting organic farming certification. Today there are over 400 certified organic operations, Colson said. “He was definitely a pioneer in both coming back to farming and organic and organic ...
Trump's USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want - Bloomberg7/11/2018 5:00:43 AM
Bloomberg Trump's USDA Is Killing Rules That Organic Food Makers Want Bloomberg Cal- Maine Foods Inc. and Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, among other big producers, have complied with outdoor-access requirements by providing screened “porches” on large-scale hen houses, company statements and filings show. The animal-welfare rule ... and more »
Sudden change threatens future for longtime Maine dairy farm - Press Herald7/1/2018 9:00:41 PM
Press Herald Sudden change threatens future for longtime Maine dairy farm Press Herald After three years of relative industry stability – a handful of dairy farms opening each year, a handful closing – Maine has lost 10 dairy farms since December. Another .... That's the date that the cows' organic certification runs out, Erik Johnson ... and more »
Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy - Bangor Daily News5/29/2018 2:28:46 PM
Bangor Daily News Maine organic farming icons file for bankruptcy Bangor Daily News 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 ...
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 »
Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort - Bangor Daily News6/23/2016 10:14:14 AM
Bangor Daily News Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort Bangor Daily News In Maine , that certification comes from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Certification Services, which works to ensure the state's certified organic farmers comply with the USDA's organic certification regulations. “When a farmer ... and more »