|USDA offers farm loans for targeted groups|
Sun Journal - 10/31/2015. Maine State USDA Farm Service Agency state executive director Don Todd III reminds producers that FSA offers specially-targeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to targeted underserved groups.
|Under Court Order, EPA Proposes Ban on Dow Pesticide |
Bloomberg - 10/30/2015. By David Schultz - Under the threat of a court order, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a ban on all agricultural uses of the Dow AgroSciences insecticide chlorpyrifos.
|The world must step off the chemical farming treadmill|
The Ecologist - 10/29/2015. By Colin Todhunter - A peer-reviewed study published last year in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that organic crops and crop-based foods are 18% to 69% higher in a number of key antioxidants such as polyphenolics than conventionally-grown crops.