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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine farmers raising turkeys in record numbers
Portland Press Herald - 11/19/2017.
By Mary Pols - If you’ve scheduled a pickup of your fresh local bird for Thanksgiving this week, consider yourself part of a growing trend. Maine farmers are increasingly raising turkeys for the meat market, according to Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, with the number of live turkey poults being brought into the state up 30 percent in the last year.
Online Christmas marketplace launched for organic suppliers
Smallholder - 11/18/2017.
The Organic Collective Christmas marketplace has been launched to support organic growers and producers. The online market on the Soil Association's website features organic products including turkeys, veg boxes, food and drink, together with a range of Christmas essentials.
College of the Atlantic Students Bringing Turkeys From Farm to Table
WABI-TV - 11/17/2017.
College of the Atlantic students have been working on a farm learning what farm to table truly means. Farm Manager CJ Walke says, "The farm is about 125 acres overall, owned and operated by the College of the Atlantic."
Organic hydroponics likely to provoke legal challenge
Capital Press - 11/15/2017.
By Mateusz Perkowski - Hydroponic growers won’t be prohibited from getting their crops certified as organic, but the controversy over soil-free organic farming is unlikely to end.
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