|Maine Fare: Abenaki Flint Cornbread|
Maine Farmland Trust - 6/17/2016. By Jenny Nelson - A good cornbread recipe is worth it’s weight in gold. This classic recipe from the Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish is one of my tried-and-true standbys. If you haven’t seen this cookbook yet, go find a copy, trust me.
|Growth of Organic Wheat Also Brings Challenges|
Lancaster Farming - 6/17/2016. By Helen Margaret Griffiths - Small grains were a big crop in parts of the Northeast around 200 years ago, and now the “buy local” movement has revitalized the industry in New York state.
|Ag Chemical Company Mergers Raise Anti-Trust Concerns|
Living on Earth - 6/17/2016. By Steve Curwood - Pending and proposed mergers involving the world’s biggest agricultural chemical companies, such as Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, and ChemChina could further consolidate the industry. Financial analyst Lou Whiteman of The Street tells host Steve Curwood what’s driving these deals and what they could mean for companies, shareholders, and farmers.
|Scientists Hope to Cultivate an Immune System for Crops|
The New York Times - 6/16/2016. By Carl Zimmer - The world’s crops face a vast army of enemies, from fungi to bacteria to parasitic animals. Farmers have deployed pesticides to protect their plants, but diseases continue to ruin a sizable portion of our food supply.