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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Ecological 'Wake-Up' Call Counters Corporate-Friendly 'Free' Trade
Common Dreams - 9/23/2013.
By Andrea Germanos - The world needs to "wake up before it is too late" and usher in a paradigm shift in agriculture that moves away from industrial agriculture in favor of “mosaics of sustainable regenerative production system" that favor small-scale farmers and local food production, a new report from a UN body states.
Scenes from the 2013 Common Ground Fair
Bangor Daily News - 9/22/2013.
By Brian Feulner - Steven Akeley plows a field Saturday morning at the 2013 Common Ground Country Fair in Unity.
Common Ground fair speaker touts higher purposes of cooperatives
Kennebec Journal - 9/22/2013.
By Rachel Ohm - For George Siemon, a cooperative is more than a business model. It's about staying true to a mission and getting people to work together, principles that can translate to great accomplishments.
Genetically Modified feed has negative effects on pig health
The Organic Center - 9/22/2013.
In a study published in the Journal of Organic Systems, researchers found that feeding pigs Genetically Modified (GM) corn and soy resulted in a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation than pigs fed non-GM diets. The study, let by Dr. Judy Carman, showed that GM-fed female pigs also had on average a 25% heavier uterus than non-GM-fed females which is a possible indicator of disease.
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