|Can We Wean Our Future Food Off Antibiotics?|
Huffington Post - 6/30/2015. By Lynne Peeples - Each year, at least 23,000 Americans die from drug-resistant infections carried by so-called superbugs – pathogens that were once easily treatable but that can now withstand modern medicine's full arsenal of antibiotics. And if recent forecasts are correct, it could get a lot worse.
|Boston University signs deal to serve organic Maine oats|
Bangor Daily News - 6/30/2015. By Kathleen Pierce - Aurora Mills and Farms in Linneus just signed a deal with Boston University to supply the school with Maine oats for the upcoming school year. It’s a big win for The County and the state’s burgeoning food economy.
|New program offers safety net for dairy farmers|
Portland Press Herald - 6/30/2015. By Whit Richardson - A new program to help dairy farmers weather the tumultuous peaks and troughs of milk pricing got a boost from U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, who was touring Maine farms Monday.
|Maine women in agriculture give USDA official food for thought|
Portland Press Herald - 6/30/2015. By Whit Richardson - The number two person in charge at the U.S. Department of Agriculture was in Maine on Monday to hear from local farmers – especially female farmers – about their challenges and to get a better understanding of Maine’s agricultural landscape.