|Drought conditions beginning to reappear in parts of Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 8/6/2017. By Lauren Abbate - Despite a wet spring, abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions are developing in parts of the state. Parts of northeastern Maine are experiencing drought conditions while a majority of Aroostook County and parts of central and coastal Maine are classified as abnormally dry, according to an Aug. 3 report from the U.S. Drought Monitor Mitigation Center.
|Dinners by the fields help sustain small farms across U.S.|
Portland Press Herald - 8/5/2017. By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press - Cambridge, Vt. - What was once a smattering of farms offering dinners within view of the fields where the food was raised has sprouted into popular summer and fall events that run the gamut from multicourse dinners to weekly burger nights at farms across the country.
|Monsanto's complicated relationship with agriculture in India|
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/5/2017. By Christopher Beyer and Sudipto - As Monsanto, the Creve Coeur-based seed and pesticide giant, prepares to merge with Germany’s Bayer, observers wonder how the marriage will affect the company’s reputation in India, one of the largest markets in the world.