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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.

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.

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.

The Pilot Program for Real Organic begins

July 18, 2018 – By Dave Chapman, Real Organic Project – As the integrity of the National Organic Program continues to erode, the Real Organic Project is coming together to build something better. Already this year 10% of the organic dairy farms in California have been driven out of business by cheap CAFO milk production. And it's not over yet. There is a lot happening, both good and bad. Let’s start with some good news!

A Consensus is Forming – Report on NY Soil Health Summit, July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018 – By Elizabeth Henderson, The Prying Mantis – The era of soil health is dawning – that is the conclusion we heard from David Montgomery, keynote speaker at the New York Soil Health Summit, and the theme of his hot-off-the-presses book Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soils Back to Life. Organized by David W. Wolfe, Cornell Professor of Plant and Soil Ecology, the summit brought together 140 people to hear the latest developments underway in research, farming practices and policy related to building soil organic matter and increasing carbon in the soil. A major summit goal is to complete a “Road Map” that will set forth this information.

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