|Organic farms cut carbon dioxide emissions|
Kennebec Journal - 8/11/2012. Op-ed by Marcel LeRoi – If only 10,000 medium-size farms in the U.S, converted to organic farming, they would store so much carbon dioxide in the soil that it would be equivalent to taking more than 1 million cars off the road or reducing our miles driven by 14.62 billion miles.
|Redfish by any other name is … just not as appetizing|
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2012. Op-ed by Monique Coombs – The Gulf of Maine Research Institute is promoting some of Maine's lesser-known fish through a campaign called Out of the Blue. Acadian redfish was the first species highlighted, and currently the institute is wrapping up a promotion for mackerel.
|State offering free pesticide disposal to homeowners, family farms|
Bangor Daily News - 8/11/2012. By Rick Levasseur – Augusta: Several state agencies are partnering to provide homeowners a free opportunity this fall to dispose of old pesticides that may be stockpiled on their properties. Required registration – the deadline for which is Sept. 28 – is now open for the disposal day.
|Tidbits: farmers markets, Maine cheese, Mark Bittman and vodka|
Bangor Daily News - 8/10/2012. By Emily Burnham – Farmers in the Skowhegan region have a lot to crow about – their farmers market is currently in sixth place nationwide for small markets in the American Farmland Trust’s America’s Favorite Farmers Market contest online.