|Two big announcements at Agricultural Trades Show|
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Products weren't the only thing attracting Agricultural Trades Show attendees Tuesday. Politics did, too, including the announcement of an open-space campaign and a study touting the economic benefits of organic agriculture. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association released a study Tuesday saying Maine's organic producers generate at least $36.6 million in sales, support 1,600 jobs and keep 41,000 acres of farmland in organic production annually.
|First-day attendees heap on the praise at agriculture meet|
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2011.By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Helen Carlson of Dresden came to Agricultural Trades Show on Tuesday to learn more about flowers. The 80-year-old said she and her husband, Benhard, 83, have been farming all their lives, raising dairy cows and selling vegetables at a roadside farmstand.
|Three cheers for organic farming|
The Times Record - 1/12/2011.Editorial – Looking for something to cheer you up on this blizzardy day? Here’s a news item from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association that calls for celebration: It’s an economic study written by Jed Beach that underscores the growing importance of organic farming in Maine.
|Study shows organic farm numbers grow in Maine|
Sun Journal - 1/12/2011.AP – Augusta: An organic farming association has released a study showing Maine's organic farmers generate more than $36 million in annual sales and support 1,600 jobs.