|Dan Brown files for bankruptcy as nearby farm starts selling raw milk|
The Weekly Packet - 5/30/2013. By Anne Berleant - On the same day Dan Brown of Gravelwood Farm in Blue Hill filed for bankruptcy following a court injunction to cease selling unlicensed raw milk and milk products, a Brooksville farm was approved by the Department of Agriculture to sell raw milk through retail and wholesale establishments.
|Monsanto’s growing monopoly|
Salon - 5/30/2013. By Kristinia Hubbard - What the Supreme Court got wrong: Patents on self-replicating seed are unethical, dangerous and anti-competitive.
|Strengthening the food chain: Farmers and workers unite, find power in numbers|
Grist - 5/30/2013. By Siena Chrisman - Bob St. Peter and his wife, Juli Perry, farm four acres in coastal Maine, growing vegetables, herbs, flowers, rabbits, chickens, and sheep to feed their family and their neighbors. They grow food in ways that build rich soil, nurture wildlife, and nourish their community. But “at the end of the day,” Bob says, “we’ve been bewildered at how hard it is to produce food to feed people.”
|Eye on Augusta: Showdown Time in Augusta|
The Free Press - 5/30/2013. By Andy O’Brien - With the Legislature set to adjourn on June 14 and a massive bottleneck of bills waiting to be voted on, the House and Senate have officially launched into the marathon "double sessions." These next several weeks can be the most taxing time in Augusta, in more ways than one.