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Technology, temporary help keeps farmers on job longer

July 20, 2019 – By Andrew Soergel, AP, Kennebec Journal – Last year, the median age for American farmers, ranchers and other agricultural managers was 56.4 years old, the highest median age of any major occupation tracked by the government's Current Population Survey.

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Why a Maine farmer is fighting the state to save his bacon

July 19, 2019 – By Abigail Curtis, Bangor Daily News – A Winterport farmer is fighting back against what he calls an “absurd” food safety rule that has condemned 100 pounds of his specialty smoked meat to a terrible fate.

 

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EPA will not ban use of controversial pesticide linked to children’s health problems

July 18, 2019 – By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin – The Washington Post – The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups Thursday to ban a widely used pesticide that has been linked to neurological damage in children, even though a federal court said last year there was “no justification” for such a decision.

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