|Health care debate must include farmers|
Common Dreams - 7/26/2009.By Jim Goodman – Our current health care system is crushing farmers. And the proposals under consideration in Congress won’t give us the relief we need.
Bangor Daily News - 7/25/2009.By Sharon Kiley Mack – Farmers are watching their hay crops being ruined and their feed corn shrivel as rain continues to plague Maine’s farming industry. “Everything is just devastated,” Dr. Rick Kersbergen of the Waldo County Cooperative Extension said Friday.
|Gorgeous, rugged perennials attract nectar-loving insects|
Bangor Daily News - 7/25/2009.By Reeser Manley – Peter Beckford and I are standing in the middle of one of Rebel Hill Farm’s production fields, looking down on a small bed of native coneflowers, discussing their importance as nectar plants for bees and butterflies. Peter points to a broad patch of common milkweed flowering in the distant corner. “We saw a monarch there yesterday,” he says. “They are moving north with the flowering of milkweeds and soon we will find their caterpillars on those plants.