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HARVEST December 2015

HARVEST December 2015

HARVEST: Farm and Food News From Maine and Beyond

Check back each month for a selection of articles, stories, and trends you might have missed.

The New Year is often a time of looking into the future. The past has some pretty good predictions for what food will look like.

More technology models are connecting farmers and consumers with a new take on CSAs.

Videos and apps at the grocery can also help you “meet” your farmer.

Farmland and topsoil is disappearing across the globe… so we need to protect what we can, and quickly.

Maine’s food cluster is a bright spot in the state’s economy, and has a lot of potential opportunities for growth. One of Maine’s largest areas of opportunity is the cheaper land north in Aroostook County.

But, the state government has been lagging in feeding low-income families.

Maine farmers are still busy through the winter—but often off the farm.

We’ve heard this before: seaweed, Maine’s next crop to watch.

Female farmers find new fields in an old sector. Urban agriculture, in particular, has opened up to more women than traditional farming.

Training farmers for success in wholesale markets is taking off across the country (we’re working on this too).

Agriculture only got a small nod at the climate talks in Paris this month, but at least it’s a start.

Maine Representative Chellie Pingree introduced a bill this month to reduce food waste, from the farm all the way down the value chain.

A local food cooperative in Maine is vying for the contract to provide food for the whole UMaine system.

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