|Train conductor Joe Feero will get you to the fair on time|
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2017. By Mary Pols - Joe Feero has taken more trips to the Common Ground Country Fair than even some truly die-hard Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) members, but he hasn’t gone to it. There’s a riddle in here. Read on to find out the answer.
|Maine farms make CSA shares a year-round endeavor|
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2017. By Mary Pols - About nine years ago, Tom Harms noticed some long faces in October. His family farm, Wolf Pine Farm in Alfred, was wrapping up its summer CSA and customers were picking up the last boxes they’d been receiving all season as part of the farms Community Supported Agriculture shares.
|Cover Crops Boost Yields and Weed Control, National Farmer Survey Says|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 9/16/2017. Following the use of cover crops, farmers reported increased yields of corn, soybeans and wheat, and improved control of herbicide-resistant weeds, according to a nationwide survey. In addition, the survey of 2,012 farmers showed acreage planted in cover crops has nearly doubled over the past five years.
|World Hunger on the Rise Again|
Inter Press Service - 9/15/2017. By Baher Kamal - Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed.