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Spring Growth Conference

Seedling Production

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Schedule of presentations

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Meals On The Bus – Mobile Market Brings Produce to Lewiston-Auburn, Bath
Maine Public Broadcasting - 9/22/2015.
By Patty Wright - A mobile food bus will now motor through the streets of Lewiston, Auburn and Bath to provide residents more opportunity to buy fresh produce. At a kick-off ceremony in Auburn on Tuesday, Craig LaPine of Cultivating Community said the food bus is an important step toward improving the community's health.
The Heavy Price Tag of GMO Contamination
Food & Water Watch - 9/22/2015.
By Genna Reed - [The USDA survey of organic farmers, conducted earlier this year] makes it very clear that GMO crops are putting an unfair burden on organic farms across the country. GMO crops can contaminate non-GMO and organic crops through cross-pollination on the field or through seed or grain mixing post-harvest.
Herbicide scrutiny mounts as resistant weeds spread in U.S.
Reuters - 9/22/2015.
By Carey Gillam - Concerns about the world's most popular herbicide continue to mount, as U.S. agricultural experts note spreading weed resistance to glyphosate. In the latest account of glyphosate-resistant weeds, U.S. weed scientist Dallas Peterson said this week that resistance is increasing rapidly in the key farming state of Kansas. The trend is a worrisome sign as weed resistance spreads from the southern U.S. into the Midwest and Plains farming states, he said.
New farm run-off rules could be too costly for some Vermont farmers to remain in business
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues - 9/22/2015.
New rules aimed at reducing farm phosphorous runoff in Vermont could prove to be too costly for some farmers to remain in business, Lisa Rathke reports for The Associated Press.
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