|Recalling Russell Libby|
The Portland Phoenix - 2/13/2013. By Caitlin Shetterly - When trying to come up with a few words to commemorate Russell Libby, the former executive director of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, who died in December at the age of 56, my first thought was: What could I possibly offer which is not already present in my father's stunning portrait? However, over last weekend, as the snow fell and fell, I picked up the phone and called people who knew Russell all over our great state of Maine.
|Are Honeybees Losing Their Way?|
National Geographic - 2/13/2013. By Christy Ullrich - A new study shows that long-term exposure to a combination of certain pesticides might impair the bee's ability to carry out its pollen mission.
|Maine lawmakers, farmers show support for turkey control bills|
Bangor Daily News - 2/13/2013. By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal - Augusta: A host of bills in the state Legislature seek to control the state’s burgeoning wild turkey population. Lawmakers, who are also farmers, lined up Tuesday to testify in support of a bill that would expand hunting of the birds.
|Corporatizing Seeds of the Commons: Patents Enabling BigAg Control|
Common Dreams - 2/13/2013. By Andrea Germanos - The paradigm shift that has transferred control of seeds from the commons to corporations has brought harmful consequences to farmers, seed diversity and the environment while making a few agricultural firms owners of the "irreplaceable element of all food," according to a report released Tuesday.