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AMS advances rule on 'origin' of organic livestock

September 30, 2019 – By Steve Davies, AgriPulse – Under fire from Congress and the organics industry, USDA is moving to finalize a 2015 proposal allowing dairy producers to transition animals into organic production once.

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The Seeds That Sleep Beneath Your Front Lawn

September 30, 2019 – By Allison C. Meier, CityLab – Two artists are on a mission to replace the monoculture of the turf lawn with “leafy green goodness” from seeds that lie dormant in the soil.

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Hunters have popular weedkiller in their sights

September 29, 2019 – By Mardi Link, Traverse City Record Eagle – Thousands of U.S. lawsuits against a German chemical giant — and more than $150 million in jury awards — have two area men cautioning deer hunters against using a popular weedkiller on food plots.

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Uncovering how microbes in the soil influence our health and our food

September 29, 2019 – By Daphne Miller, The Washington Post – When Bill Robertson, a soil scientist at the University of Arkansas, wants to check whether a field is healthy, he doesn’t reach for some high-tech gadget. He grabs a pair of men’s 100 percent cotton underwear.

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Then Again: Early back-to-the-landers inspired a generation, first in Vermont, then in Maine

September 29, 2019 – By Mark Bushnell, VTDigger – It was a radical step, one that would be as radical today as it was when Helen and Scott Nearing made it nearly 90 years ago. Disgusted by what they saw as an immoral society based on war, greed and unearned income, the Nearings decided to leave that world behind. They declared they would create their own world here in Vermont, one based on the freedom of the subsistence farmer, cooperation with neighbors and bartered transactions instead of financial ones whenever possible.

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Community grows at local Brunswick Farmers’ Market

September 28, 2018 – By Kathryn Bosse, The Bowdoin Orient – Every Tuesday and Friday, from May 1 until November 20, local farmers set up shop on the Brunswick mall along Maine Street to share the fruits of their harvest with the Brunswick community.

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A New York Think Tank Recommends 19 New Food Related Books

September 28, 2019 – By Tom Mullen, Forbes – Food Tank is a New York City based think tank dedicated to creating a network of connections between professionals and everyday diners. It focuses on two disparate ends within the realm of eating—those who hunger from lack of food, and those who suffer health problems from excess. Ultimately, it aims to assist alleviation to both hunger and obesity by highlighting the need for more research, and investments, in sustainable agriculture.

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