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Beginning Farmer News ItemsNatural farming and gardening workshop Jun 14 - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald5/24/2018 2:39:08 PM
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald Natural farming and gardening workshop Jun 14 Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald Rockport — Knox-Lincoln Soil and 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, on Thursday, June ...
Collins, Heitkamp introduce farmer support bill - fiddleheadfocus.com4/29/2018 5:54:13 PM
fiddleheadfocus.com Collins, Heitkamp introduce farmer support bill fiddleheadfocus.com “Senator Collins' support for beginning farmer training programs reflects her strong commitment to the next generation of American farmers, and that's a commitment to strong rural communities in Maine and across the country,” said Ted Quaday, Executive ... and more »
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 »
Tractor safety course starts April 2 in Sidney - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel3/21/2018 10:26:53 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Tractor safety course starts April 2 in Sidney Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel SIDNEY — A tractor safety course will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, April 2-23, at Kramer's Inc., 2400 West River Road. The course is offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held April 30.
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 Baker said fewer and fewer children are growing up on farms in Maine , and the schools don't have the same kind of introductions to agriculture programs that are offered in other states. But at the same time, the industry is undergoing expansion and the ... 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 ItemsOpportunity in the Opportunity Zones of Maine - Bangor Daily News5/24/2018 7:54:50 AM
Bangor Daily News Opportunity in the Opportunity Zones of Maine Bangor Daily News A seller could invest in a commercial business, startup company or real estate in one of the 32 opportunity zones in Maine or the many other opportunity zones across the country. The concept is similar to the 1031 like-kind real estate ... You want to ...
Why hunger is still a problem in America - CBS News5/22/2018 1:43:26 PM
CBS News Why hunger is still a problem in America CBS News 20 percent below the level it was in 1968, so we have many more people who work full time but earn a wage that leaves them in or at the poverty line," Greenstein said. Food stamps are "a fundamental support of people who ... Fewer people in Maine are ...
Farm Bill would hurt hungry Mainers - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel5/20/2018 4:05:08 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Farm Bill would hurt hungry Mainers Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel If the bill passes the way it is written, working-age people with no children under the age of 6 who are not deemed disabled will be required to work at least 20 hours a week and report their income monthly in order to maintain benefits. Failure to ... and more »
Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers - Maine Public5/17/2018 5:36:55 PM
Maine Public Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers Maine Public The House is set to vote by Friday on a controversial farm bill that includes major changes to work requirements for people on food stamps. The issue is dividing Republicans and Democrats and threatens to undermine support for the bill in Washington.
The farm bill is too important to get caught in a partisan fight - Bangor Daily News5/17/2018 6:52:25 AM
Bangor Daily News The farm bill is too important to get caught in a partisan fight Bangor Daily News Eventually, my mom started a small printing business that, in addition to farm income , ultimately got us back on our feet. Thanks to the social safety net, our family never went ... Everybody from farmers markets to Maine dairies and potato growers are ... Letter to the editor: Maine bill to restrict food stamps both harmful to poor and expensive Press Herald Analysis: The new Farm Bill's pesticide provisions are a sneak attack on the environment Environmental Health News Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 - House Committee On Agriculture House Committee On Agriculture WTSP 10 News all 179 news articles »
You should care about Farm Bill - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel5/7/2018 11:27:30 AM
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel You should care about Farm Bill Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Further, the Farm Bill's work mandate requires SNAP recipients to turn in pay stubs to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services every month. This is nearly impossible when phone wait times are over 90 minutes and documents that are sent in on ...
Maine Voices: Let them eat cake: One of many reasons to care about the Farm Bill - Press Herald4/30/2018 4:12:00 AM
Press Herald Maine Voices: Let them eat cake: One of many reasons to care about the Farm Bill Press Herald Maine Voices: Let them eat cake: One of many reasons to care about the Farm Bill. Please tell Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce ... These conditions disproportionately affect our low- income individuals, and it's clear that Mainers need access to more ... and more »
The Draft 2018 Farm Bill Is Good for Big Ag, Bad for Food Systems - Sierra Magazine4/27/2018 11:09:53 PM
Sierra Magazine The Draft 2018 Farm Bill Is Good for Big Ag, Bad for Food Systems Sierra Magazine While Speaker Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, lauded the farm bill as “the precise thing we need to do to get people from welfare to work ,” Democratic representative Chellie Pingree of Maine described the farm bill as “the latest partisan battle ... and more »
Farm Resources News Items2018 On the Farm STEM Participants Announced - Farm Bureau News3/8/2018 2:05:37 PM
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 ItemsPesticides Contaminate Fish Farms, Fish Farm Fined - Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog)5/16/2018 9:52:30 AM
Pesticides Contaminate Fish Farms, Fish Farm Fined Beyond Pesticides (press release) (blog) Environment Canada has found traces of cypermethrin in lobster traps and storage sites a mile from Pleasant Point, Maine . The New ... Still, no regulations have been adopted to allow organic certification of farmed fish. In the EU and Canada, where ... and more »
The Draft 2018 Farm Bill Is Good for Big Ag, Bad for Food Systems - Sierra Magazine4/27/2018 11:09:53 PM
Sierra Magazine The Draft 2018 Farm Bill Is Good for Big Ag, Bad for Food Systems Sierra Magazine While Speaker Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, lauded the farm bill as “the precise thing we need to do to get people from welfare to work,” Democratic representative Chellie Pingree of Maine described the farm bill as “the latest partisan battle ... and more »
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 »
Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine - Press Herald2/12/2018 2:23:11 PM
Press Herald Trump budget would kill funds for many programs in Maine Press Herald It also would stop federal funding for Maine Public's television and radio outlets, the University of Maine's Sea Grant research program, and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, which would again face closure. ... can better predict future health of the ... 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 »
Market glut hits blueberry growers hard - The Ellsworth American12/8/2017 9:08:57 AM
The Ellsworth American Market glut hits blueberry growers hard The Ellsworth American FRANKLIN — Jack Schmelzer, a blueberry farmer, tried what he could to make his fields profitable. He cultivated organic berries to get an organic certification and therefore a higher price. But he found the parameters set forth by the Maine Organic ... and more »
Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure - Press Herald11/26/2017 4:16:04 AM
Press Herald Fresh greens from Maine hydroponic farms are an unguilty pleasure Press Herald “We treat our farm as a whole ecosystem and don't use chemical fertilizers or pesticides,” he said, adding that organic certification should be dynamic enough to encompass other sustainable farming techniques that produce healthy, safe, clean food ...
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 »