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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Government farm subsidies help make Americans fat, researchers say
Los Angeles Times - 7/9/2013.
By Mary MacVean - Agricultural subsidies are contributing to the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and should be revised to help improve public health, Canadian researchers say.
Growing Pains: What One N.H. Farmer Is Doing To Make Local Food More Profitable
New Hampshire Public Radio - 7/9/2013.
By Emily Corwin - With almost 60 farmers markets across the state, demand for local food is growing. But local farmers still struggle to make a profit growing local food. In fact, about three quarters of all farms in New Hampshire gross less than $10,000 from sales each year.
LePage may OK bill requiring labels for genetically modified foods
Portland Press Herald - 7/8/2013.
By Steve Mistler - Augusta: Advocates for a bill that would require food producers to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients believe they have won a key ally: Gov. Paul LePage.
Scientists Eye New Threat to Gulf of Maine Ecosystem: Microplastics
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/8/2013.
By Tom Porter - An estimated 280 million tons of plastic is produced globally every year. Most of it is not recycled, which means it ends up either in landfills - or in the ocean.
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