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The odd life of the upland sandpiper

July 13, 2018 – By Bob Duchesne, Bangor Daily News – The upland sandpiper may be the most unusual bird you never heard of. Or it may be the most unusual bird you ever heard. Technically, it’s a shorebird, except that you’ll never find it at the shore. Over much of its range – from here to Alaska – it’s a bird of prairies and dry grasslands. In Maine, its favorite habitat is on the blueberry barrens.

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The First Somali-Owned Farm Stand Opens In Lewiston

July 13, 2018 – By Patty Wight, Maine Public – The first Somali-owned farm stand opened this week in Lewiston. Two cooperative farms joined together to open the produce stand, which will also features a food truck that serves Somali cuisine. The hope is that the new business at 996 Sabattus Street will help the farmers build capital and foster connection with the wider community. Ten Somali Bantu farmers – four from New Roots farm in Lewiston and six from Isukan farm in Lisbon – banded together to open the produce stand formerly owned by an area farmer who passed away last winter.

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Mare's Milk For Health? Europeans Look To Horses For Ancient Remedy

July 12, 2018 – Bu Susanna Forrest, Maine Public – Goat's milk. Sheep's milk. Soy milk. Almond milk. The grocery store shelves these days are filled with alternatives to dairy from cows. But in Europe, interest is growing in milk from a surprising source: horses.

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Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent - State Still Requesting Feedback

July 12, 2018 – Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's (DACF) Maine Forest Service is working on an Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash in response to the detection of emerald ash borer (EAB) in Frenchville and Madawaska in Aroostook County. The Emergency Order will be issued within the next two weeks, but additional feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

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Farmers Market Produce: Local vs. Organic

July 12, 2018 – By Sally Wadyka, Consumer Reports – Faster than you can say “kale salad,” it seems like yet another farmers market pops up. In fact, there are more than 8,700 registered in the USDA’s Farmers Market Directory.

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One tiny detail spoils that shocking organic milk headline: It was wrong

July 12, 2018 – By Richard Bazinet and Mark Schatzker, The Globe and Mail – What’s the difference between organic and conventional milk? We investigated and found none.

Headlines don’t get better than that. Last week, the Toronto Star published the result of an investigation into organic milk, which included laboratory analysis, and found that “the product is no different than cheaper regular milk.”

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Organic management and cover crop species steer soil microbial community structure and functionality along with soil organic matter properties

August 2018 – By Laura B.Martínez-García et al., Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment – Organic soil management enhances the abundance of all microbial groups and their total catabolic activity, associated with a higher concentration and lower aromaticity of dissolved organic matter. These effects can be enlarged by the growth of specific cover crops and the application of certain soil health treatments.

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