|For healthy food and soil, we need affordable health care for farmers|
Ethicurean - 1/6/2009.When we talk about local food, it means more than just proximity to a farm. We associate supporting “local food” with supporting specific values — such as family ownership, local control, small scale, environmental stewardship, community, and ecological diversity.
|Big crowds expected at agricultural show|
Kennebec Journal - 1/5/2009.AUGUSTA – More than 5,000 people from around the state are expected to attend the 68th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show, to be held Jan. 13-15 at the Augusta Civic Center.
|A 50-year Farm Bill|
The New York Times - 1/5/2009.Op-Ed – Clearly, our present ways of agriculture are not sustainable, and so our food supply is not sustainable. We must restore ecological health to our agricultural landscapes, as well as economic and cultural stability to our rural communities.
|Atrazine in the water|
Organic Consumers - 1/5/2009.Throughout 2002 and 2003, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency were conducting regular meetings and email correspondence with representatives of Syngenta, the primary manufacturer of a pesticide called atrazine, at a time when the EPA was supposed to be evaluating atrazine.