|Maine: Cultivating Hemp for Fiber, Food, Fuel, Moving Forward|
Hemp News - 2/1/2016. By Michael Bachara - Because of hemp's value as a cash crop, states such as Maine have turned to hemp to help farmers prosper. The state is one of the most recent to join the nationwide effort to research hemp farming, which gained momentum when the federal government eased restrictions with the 2014 Farm Bill.
|Key Issue Ignored by Presidential Candidates: Food|
Common Dreams - 1/31/2016. By Andrea Germanos - "Why don't candidates talk about food?" That's a question asked by the Des Moines Register's editorial board this weekend, who also pointed out that the "first-in-the nation caucuses are held in one of the world's great agricultural centers."
|Our View: Food banks’ rapid growth shows Maine falling short|
Portland Press Herald - 1/31/2016. By The Editorial Board - The growth of Good Shepherd and other charitable organizations shows how far government efforts are falling short, and the transformation of emergency interventions into permanent institutions is proof that Maine’s weak response to hunger is making the problem worse.