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Meet the 2019 Russell Libby Scholarship Winners

April 21, 2019 – By Meredith Goad, Portland Press Herald – A future veterinarian, a Scarborough farmer, and a community group from Milbridge that's teaching kids how to garden and eat healthier food are all winners this year.

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Meet the winners of the 2019 Source Awards

April 21, 2019 – Portland Press Herald – From the legal field to the classroom to organic fields, our 2019 Source Sustainability award-winners are doing far more than their bit.

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A Higher Cause: Is It Possible to Consume Organic Cannabis?

April 20, 2019 – By Katie O’Reilly, Sierra – Thanks to its leafy branding and hippie endorsement, cannabis has long enjoyed an earthy, au naturel image. The vast majority of weed sold, however, isn’t grown in any sort of sun-dappled Eden.

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Stonyfield, Fisher Cats plan to go organic for baseball stadium grounds

April 19, 2019 – N.H. Union Leader – Londonderry-based yogurt maker Stonyfield Organic is teaming up with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to convert the field at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium to organic grounds management. The field conversion, which will begin this spring and take two years, will not affect regular-season play, the company and team officials said.

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Pushes for More Incentives To Help Maine Farmers

April 19, 2019 – By Shawn Cunningham, WAGM – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) unveiled a five-point plan to support farmers in the fight against climate change today at a press conference with Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) Commissioner Amanda Beal as well as key environmental advocates and agriculture stakeholders. As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture as well as the House Agriculture Appropriations and Interior and Environment Subcommittees, Pingree is working in Congress to ensure farmers are included in the policy debate around mitigating climate change.

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Seed Company Founded During Maine’s ‘Back-to-the-Land Movement’

April 19, 2019 – By Jeffrey B. Roth, Lancaster Farming – The 1954 book, “Living the Good Life,” was written by Scott and Helen Nearing, who moved from Vermont to Maine, aspiring to live a simple life. They inspired several generations of “back-to-the-land” pilgrims to leave the modern, urban lifestyle, and move to Maine to reconnect with the land.

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