|Going back to the land|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/25/2009.Interest in locally grown food and agricultural preservation leads to the reversal of a decades-old trend.
|Sweet corn that’s worth the wait|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/25/2009.David Handley of the University of Maine extension's Highmoor Farm in Monmouth recently reported on test trials for corn conducted last summer at the Maine Agriculture Show.
|For small businesses, new lead law is poison|
Portland Press Herald - 1/24/2009.SOUTH BERWICK — Jennifer Houghton is getting out of the children's hat business. Houghton, owner of The Little Hat Co., is among the thousands of small manufacturers and retailers nationwide who say they can't afford to comply with a new federal law requiring that all products for children 12 or younger be tested for lead and phthalates, which are chemicals used to soften plastics.
|Mapping out pesticide use|
Kennebec Journal - 1/24/2009.WATERVILLE -- Should it be up to neighbors to find out about nearby pesticide use, or the crop growers doing the spraying?