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Brenna Chase and James Blair

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Meet Brenna Chase and James Blair of Turner Farm on North Haven. The farm produces MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herbs, seedlings, small fruits, eggs, poultry products and pasture. They market through Turner Farm's winter CSA, the North Haven Farmers' Market, the Turner Farm farmstand, Nebo Lodge, Coopers Landing on North Haven and The ARC on Vinalhaven. Learn more about Turner Farm at http://www.turner-farm.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/turnerfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill
Maine Public Broadcasting - 11/10/2014.
By Dan Charles - The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits - what used to be called food stamps - when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.
U.S. hopes for GMO crop cultivation in China still alive, barely
Reuters - 11/10/2014.
By Tom Polansek and Carey Gillam - DuPont Pioneer, one of the world's largest seed companies, is refusing to give up on efforts to cultivate genetically modified crops in Chinese fields in the face of regulatory hurdles, even as rivals pull back.
California’s strawberry industry is hooked on dangerous pesticides
Center for Investigative Reporting - 11/10/2014.
By Bernice Yeung, Kendall Taggart and Andrew Donohue - Paul Helliker had a job for Dow AgroSciences. As director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Helliker had allowed some growers to ignore the restrictions for a pesticide called 1,3-Dichloropropene, which the state believed caused cancer.
Global meat demand plows up Brazil's 'underground forest'
The Daily Climate - 11/10/2014.
By Autumn Spanne - As global meat demand increases, farmers are plowing up more of Brazil's enormous Cerrado, a unique "underground forest" where plants and shrubs store tremendous quantities of carbon in a sprawling root network. The deforestation of this landscape threatens the global carbon cycle.
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