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Maine Couple Find Solace in Value-Added

February 28, 2020 – By Courtney Love, Lancaster Farming – Andy Smith grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, a generation or two removed from the family farm. His desire to know where his food came from motivated him to seek opportunities to work on farms. In 2007, he went north to Colby College of Waterville, Maine.


Commentary: Why I chose organic farming

February 26, 2020 – By Jim Buckle, Capital Press – As a new state Farm Bureau president, I’ve been asked about my personal connection to farming hundreds of times by Farm Bureau members from all over the country.


Wild blueberry conference strategizes how industry can stay relevant

February 23, 2020 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Wild blueberries are an iconic food in Maine. Despite the products’ rich flavor and known health benefits, though, the industry has struggled to make inroads, especially compared to the bigger, more ubiquitous cultivated blueberries, which are commonly found in grocery store produce aisles around the country.


Love Your Lawn? Let It Grow.

February 22, 2020 – By Ashia Ajani, Sierra – Urban lawns make up a little less than two percent of the ground cover in America, and yet the ecological impacts of that pristine green European-imported turfgrass are enormous.


Hot Hemp Pits States Against Feds

February 21, 2020 – By Sophie Quinton & April Simpson, PEW – New federal regulations would make it harder for hemp growers to prove their plants are not marijuana, in what could be a major setback to a promising industry legalized just two years ago, farmers and state officials say.


Money trees: U.S. cities find new ways of valuing urban forests

February 20, 2020 – By Carey L. Biron, Thompson Reuters Foundation – Urban trees stand guard against storm damage, raise property values, boost wellbeing and even help other city systems like roads work more efficiently, according to urban forestry experts.


For dicamba lawsuits, Bader verdict is just the beginning

February 20, 2020 – By Johnathan Hettinger, Investigate Midwest – The $265 million verdict issued last week against German agribusiness giants Bayer and BASF is just the beginning of a new legal battle between the companies and thousands of farmers.