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Conservation district seeing progress with cover crops for potato farms

July 27, 2018 – By Anthony Brino, The County – The Southern Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District is seeing strong momentum among potato farms using cover crops for both building soil health and preventing soil erosion, according to Executive Director Angela Wotton.

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Market condition threatens local dairy farmers

July 27, 2018 – WAGM – Markets are based on supply and demand, but when your product is produced daily, it can affect prices. Vaughn Chase, owner of Chase's Organic Dairy Farm in Mapleton, says for over two years now farmers have dealt with a huge surplus of milk.

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Superheated steam shows promise as organic weed killer

July 26, 2018 – By George Plaven, The Seattle Times – The Steam Weeder looks like an old-time vacuum cleaner and sounds like an espresso machine, with a long hose and nozzle attached to a tractor-mounted boiler heating steam to 250 degrees.

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Farmington farm gets boost from supporters

July 21, 2018 – By Kathryn Skelton, Sun Journal – People are driving from as far away as Portland, Bangor, Lewiston and Monmouth and emptying the coolers at Sandy River Farms.

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Last call for Common Ground poster art

July 20, 2018 – The Republican Journal – Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners’ call for the 2019 Common Ground Country Fair poster art runs to Friday, Aug. 3. The winning artist receives $2,500, a press release and is highlighted in MOFGA's quarterly newspaper. The selected design also is featured on the fair poster, website, T-shirt and in promotional literature.

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