|Restating the case for modernising smallholder farming|
The Guardian [UK] - 4/15/2013. By Bob Rabatsky - It is widely known that smallholder farmers in developing countries use too few modern inputs and technologies, which often results in low yields and poor quality crops. The USAid Feed the Future, Partnering for Innovation programme explores how technologies can dramatically improve productivity, income, and food supply.
|Grist mill grinding into prominence|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 4/14/2013. By Doug Harlow - Maine grain products are making their way from the Somerset Grist Mill in Skowhegan to farmers markets in New York City and a New England granola company based in Brownfield.
|Warm ocean waters worry Maine lobstermen, industry|
San Francisco Chronicle - 4/14/2013. By Clarke Canfield - Ocean temperatures have been higher than normal in the Gulf of Maine, creating worries among lobstermen that there could be a repeat of last spring's early harvest that resulted in a market glut, a crash in the prices fishermen get and a blockade of Maine-caught lobsters in Canada.
|Our View: Hunger isn’t getting the attention it should|
Portland Press Herald - 4/14/2013. Editorial - The stock market has recovered. Home prices are starting to recover and jobs numbers are creeping back, if at a glacial pace. But for many Mainers, the Great Recession of 2008 has never ended.