|Local food bank farm project joins forces with Maine Farmland Trust|
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 5/24/2014. The Unity-based Veggies For All food bank farm project is now part of Maine Farmland Trust’s Farm Viability Program. Veggies For All is a community agriculture project that works to relieve hunger by growing vegetables for those in need, while collaborating with partners to distribute and increase access to quality and nutritious food, according to a press release.
|Gastronauts, Chart a Course for New England|
The Wall Street Journal - 5/24/2014. By Sarah Karnasiewicz - We've heard plenty about the food revolutions that sprang from the organically farmed soil of California and the South. Now, Yankee chefs are doing some culinary groundbreaking of their own.
|Senate Appropriators Pass 2015 Agriculture Funding Bill|
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 5/23/2014. On May 21, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the launch of a pilot revenue insurance product for diversified farming operations – Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). Secretary Vilsack’s announcement contained some details on the policy, but the full policy is not expected to be publicly available until later this summer.