|Brazil farmers say GMO corn no longer resistant to pests|
Reuters - 7/29/2014. By Caroline Stauffer - Genetically modified corn seeds are no longer protecting Brazilian farmers from voracious tropical bugs, increasing costs as producers turn to pesticides, a farm group said on Monday.
|Organic Valley expands into Aroostook County for organic dairy|
Mainebiz - 7/29/2014. By James McCarthy - Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, announced at its regional office in Portland today the addition of an Aroostook County organic dairy farm to its lineup of Maine suppliers, bringing its state total to 33 farms.
|Curbing air pollution could help crops thrive|
Reuters - 7/28/2014. By Megan Rowling - Controlling air pollution could help curb projected declines in global food supplies, a new study says, suggesting policymakers should consider both climate change and ozone pollution in efforts to ensure the world has enough food.
|More farmers markets accepting SNAP this season|
Bangor Daily News - 7/28/2014. By Sarah Walker Caron - On Sundays, the farmers market in Bangor bustles with customers. The Sunday market in Bangor is one of 37 markets across Maine accepting SNAP benefits this summer, up from 29 markets in 2013 – the first year the benefits could be used at farmers markets.