|Maine Composting School is the Gold Standard For Turning Garbage Into Treasure|
Maine Public Broadcasting - 8/17/2017. By Jennifer Mitchell - A few times a year, people from all over the US — and well beyond — come to Maine to learn the science of all things rotten. The Maine Compost School has been teaching people how to turn organic trash into treasure, and glop into gold, for 20 years, making it the longest running program of its kind in the US.
|Farm architecture: Form, function and place|
Sustainable Food Trust - 8/17/2017. By Bonnie Welch - “How can the design of farms and farm buildings be beautiful, functional and express a sense of place?” This was the central question explored by Mark Hoare, Kim Wilkie and Stephanie Evans during their parallel session “Harmony Principles in Farm Architecture” at the Harmony in Food and Farming conference earlier in July.
|Dicamba-drifted soybean acres estimated at 3.1M|
Politico - 8/16/2017. By Catherine Boudreau - In less than a month, the number of soybean acres across the country estimated to have been harmed by the herbicide dicamba increased from about 2.5 million to 3.1 million, as of Aug. 10, according to surveys of agricultural extension agents conducted by Kevin Bradley, an associate professor in the University of Missouri’s Division of Plant Sciences.