|Chinese firm begins testing GMO corn seeds in U.S. greenhouse|
Reuters - 12/15/2016. By P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek - A Chinese biotech seed firm has planted genetically modified corn seeds in the United States at a greenhouse designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the company said, an early step toward launching China's first GMO corn products in the United States.
|Midcoast farmers donate box truck, supplies to Standing Rock’s Rosebud Camp|
Bangor Daily News - 12/15/2016. By Lauren Abbate - Monday’s snow may have prevented some travelers from getting where they needed to go, but not two farmers from the midcoast. Tom Berry of [MOFGA-certified organic] Dandelion Spring Farm in Newcastle and Annie Bayer of Buckwheat Blossom Farm in Wiscasset had a 2,000-mile road trip they needed to get started on.
|2014 and 2015 Organic Certifier Data|
USDA - 12/13/2016.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) collected acreage and livestock data for years 2014 and 2015 from USDA-accredited organic certifying agents in the United States.