|‘Tis (still) the season for local produce in Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 11/19/2016. By Abigail Curtis - Monroe, Maine: When Anna Shapley-Quinn and her three partners who run North Branch Farm in Monroe were developing their farm plan in 2009, they decided to take an unusual step for a farm in Maine. They would focus their attentions on the colder season, specializing in storage vegetables such as winter squash, onions, garlic, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts and cold-hardy greens such as kale.
|Whitefield draws Amish settlement|
Kennebec Journal - 11/19/2016. By Jessica Lowell - Pat and Robin Chase have been working with three Amish families who want to relocate to the rural town.
|In Wiscasset, Pingree, fellow farmers look to next farm bill|
Boothbay Register - 11/18/2016. By Susan Johns - Rewriting the federal farm bill always brings political fights, but the next bill could be better for Maine farmers thanks to America’s increasing appetite for organic and locally grown goods, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D - Maine, told fellow farmers Friday.
|FDA Stops Testing for Glyphosate as New Report Finds High Levels Are Found in Food|
Beyond Pesticides - 11/18/2016. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended testing for glyphosate residues in food, according to a statement made to the Huffington Post. The suspension was announced as a new report was released from Food Democracy Now! and the Detox Project, which has exposed dangerous levels of glyphosate contamination in popular U.S. foods.