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The Pandemic Continues To Wreak Havoc On Maine Farms

July 24, 2020 – By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public – With harvest on the horizon and the summer slipping away, COVID-19 continues to wreak new havoc on Maine farms in diverse ways. Some farmers say the pandemic is dealing blows to their business plans and complicating an already complex labor market — even driving some

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USDA Hasn’t Helped Small Farmers in Pandemic, Lawmakers Say

July 14, 2020 – By By Chuck Abbott, Successful Farming – The USDA has ignored small diversified farms in its $16 billion coronavirus relief program despite specific instructions from Congress to help them, said two U.S. lawmakers on Monday. Wheat growers said they deserved broader coverage, including payments on this year’s crop. The USDA has

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The lives upended around a $20 cheeseburger

July 7, 2020 – By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post – A cash-strapped rancher, a virus-stricken meatpacker, an underpaid chef, a hungry engineer: The journey of a single burger during a pandemic. More links The lives upended around a $20 cheeseburger

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