|Appeals court to hear case on EPA role in bee die-off|
GreenWire - 3/2/2015. By Tiffany Stecker - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed last week to hear the first case to challenge U.S. EPA's role in the massive loss of bees in the last decade. The case will be heard on April 14 in San Francisco.
|Forbes: Industrial hemp might be right for Iowa farmers|
The Des Moines Register - 3/2/2015. By Rep. John Forbes - The next “big thing” for Iowa agriculture could have a home right here in Urbandale. Industrial hemp is enjoying a huge resurgence of interest on the part of industry, farmers, nutritionists and green consumers. Could it be in the mix for Iowa agriculture?
|Maine Farmland Trust establishes new program, announces fellow|
Maine Farmland Trust - 3/2/2015. Amanda Beal, a sustainable food policy advocate and consultant who grew up on a Maine dairy farm and is widely respected within Maine’s agricultural community, will serve as MFT’s inaugural Fellow. Amanda is a past president of MOFGA.
|New CCOF Certification Seal Highlights Non-GMO Status of Organic Food|
California Certified Organic Farmers - 3/2/2015. CCOF – the nation’s leader in organic certification, advocacy, and education – offers a new “Non-GMO & More” seal for its certified members. The seal underscores the prohibition of GMOs in organic and recognizes the many contributions of organic to a healthier world.