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Monroe, N.H., Farm Bet on Organic Eggs and Won Big

September 29, 2018 – By John Lippman, Valley News – Shortly after Jesse Laflamme moved his business’s corporate offices into the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center in Lebanon, the building held a mixer for its tenants. Those who work at the biomedical companies, high-tech startups and laboratories at DRTC in the wooded enclave of Centerra Resource Park in Lebanon were curious to know what business their new co-tenant was in.


Home & Garden: Apples Old and New

September 27, 2018 – By Georgeanne Davis, The Free Press – With apple season in full swing, bags filled with bright red orbs are lined up outside both supermarkets and farm stands. Signs pop up with directions to pick-your-own orchards, and for those of us lucky enough to live in the country, an early morning dog walk can be combined with a sampling of old apple trees found along the edges of the roads and fields.


Monsanto's Role in Roundup Safety Study Is Corrected by Journal

September 27, 2018 – By Joel Rosenblatt , Peter Waldman and Lydia Mulvany, Bloomberg – Bayer AG’s defense of Roundup weed killer may take a hit after an academic journal said Monsanto Co. didn’t fully disclose its involvement in published research finding the herbicide safe.


Farmworker Union Leader Offers Inspiration to Local Activists

September 27, 2018 – By Andy O’Brien, The Free Press – When Baldemar Velásquez was growing up, he spent a lot of time feeling angry and powerless. The 71-year-old Mexican-American labor activist began working in the fields with his family at the age of 4, traveling every year from their home in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas up into the Midwest to plant, weed and harvest crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, sugar beets and berries.


I’m Just Curious: The meaning of “Unity”

September 26, 2018 – By Debbie Walker, The Town Line – One of the definitions for the word Unity is ‘harmony.’ If the town fathers named the town of Unity for its harmony I’ll bet they never pictured this past weekend. The Common Ground Country Fair is the ultimate of proof of unity (harmony) in their little town.


New Farm Bill may undercut chemical safety measures inspired by West explosion

September 26, 2018 – By Matt Dempsey, Houston Chronicle – A little-known provision tucked into the Farm Bill could exempt the entire chemical manufacturing industry from key workplace safety rules and jeopardize workers’ health, according to one of the government agencies charged with overseeing safety in the chemical industry.