|Food or Ethanol? Why Farmers Shouldn’t Give in to Monocrops|
Yes! - 1/25/2013. By Shannon Hayes - I did some poking around, and learned that in Iowa the average 2012 price of renting cropland was $235 per acre, and in some parts of Wisconsin the 2012 prices were as high as $300 per acre. The average price to buy farmland in Illinois last year was $6,800 per acre; in Wisconsin, it was well over $4,000 per acre.
|Hate Eating Corporate Food? Democracy Is the Best Recipe|
Alternet - 1/25/2013. By Tara Lohan - We may be able to agree that much of our food system is broken, but how we begin to fix it is much harder to understand. Wenonah Hauter, director of Food and Water Watch, takes on this challenge in her new book, Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America.
|Maine shrimp season won’t change yet|
Bangor Daily News - 1/25/2013. By Bill Trotter - Ellsworth: Having reviewed landings figures from the first week of Maine’s shrimp fishing season, the state’s top fisheries official has decided not to change fishing hours in the second week.
|Regulator: Huge cuts coming to New England fishing|
Portland Press Herald - 1/25/2013. AP - Boston: New England's top fishing regulator said Friday that crippling cuts in catch limits this year are unavoidable and they will devastate what remains of the region's once-flourishing fishing industry.