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Aktan Askin of Lor Farm in Thorndike

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Meet Aktan Askin and Erin McWalters of Lor Farm in Thorndike. Lor Farm, a sheep and goat dairy farm and cheese house, produces halloumi, ricotta, feta and sheep's milk yogurt based on recipes of Anatolian and Mediterranean origin. Aktan and Erin sell from the farm, at the Downtown Bangor Farmers' Market and at the Saturday Orono Farmers' Market. Aktan has been MOFGA's landscape coordinator and was a MOFGA journeyperson and volunteer. He will now be working for Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine Agriculture is “Up” in More Ways than One
USDA - 7/10/2014.
By Gary Keough - When examining the status of Maine’s agriculture using statistics derived from the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the words “up” and “increase” appear quite often. Our state’s agriculture and farm-related demographics are growing and diversifying each year.
Lawmakers Push To Protect Consumers From Toxic BPA
Environmental Working Group - 7/9/2014.
Washington, D.C. - Several members of Congress are pushing a bill to better protect consumers – particularly the elderly, pregnant women children, and workers – from a known toxic hormone disruptor bisphenol-A, or BPA. Introduced today by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), the Ban Poisonous Additives Act of 2014 would ban BPA from food and beverage containers.
Climate Change Presents Maine Farmers With New Challenges
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/9/2014.
By Jennifer Mitchell - It's sometimes said that farmers must be both gamblers and fortune tellers in order to be profitable: They need to take risks, try new things and stay ahead of market trends. While Maine is known for its reliable, frost-hardy crops, climate change may have its own hand to play.
Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular Pesticides
National Geographic - 7/9/2014.
By Jason Bittel - Pesticides don't just kill pests. New research out of the Netherlands provides compelling evidence linking a widely used class of insecticides [neonicotinoids] to population declines across 14 species of birds.
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