|Dry spell has Maine growers going with the flow|
Portland Press Herald - 6/26/2016. By Beth Quimby - A dry spell that has left most of Maine abnormally dry and coastal areas in a moderate drought is creating difficulties for some farmers and gardeners.
|UK food prices set to rise after Brexit vote|
The Guardian [UK] - 6/26/2016. By Adam Vaughan - Food prices are likely to go up as a short-term consequence of Britain’s voting to leave the EU, owing to the UK’s dependence on imports, according to the president of the National Farmers Union.
|Voluntary Farm Conservation is Woefully Inadequate|
Environmental Working Group - 6/24/2016. By Emily Cassidy - A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that farm conservation practices in some parts of the Midwest have reduced farm pollution by 5-to-34 percent. Yet researchers are measuring near-record concentrations of farm pollution flowing down the Mississippi River this year.
|Food Advocates Race to Stop Destructive GMO Labeling "Compromise"|
Common Dreams - 6/24/2016. By Deirdre Fulton - The "compromise" food-labeling bill announced Thursday by leaders of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee is nothing less than a "rollback of democracy at the behest of the world's largest agribusiness and biotech corporations," said Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.