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July 2015

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Impacts of Farm Tractor Safety Training for Youth and Adults in Southern Maine

A certified Farm Tractor Safety Course has been offered annually in Cumberland County, Maine since 1988. Authored by Maine AgrAbility Director Richard Brzozowski.
Journal of the NACAA

Organic Agriculture is More Profitable for Farmers, Study Finds

"Organic agriculture alone may or may not be able to feed the world, but a recent study suggests that it can provide a relatively healthy paycheck for its practitioners."
Huffington Post

Farmers markets near you, a USDA tool

"The searchable farmers market directory -- complete with an interactive map -- lets users dig up information on local food sources by filtering through more than 8,260 farmers markets by zip code, types of payment accepted, and even the products sold at the market."

Conservation assistance is a click away

The USDA has introduced Conservation Client Gateway, a time-saving computer-based system, to a cross-section of farmers and foresters in New Hampshire, with differing levels of computer skills and access, who have contracts with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Morning Ag Clips

Millions Available to Help Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers

"Access to farmland remains one of the most difficult challenges that new farmers face when looking to start farming. Fortunately, since 2008, there has been a federal incentive program that encourages retiring landowners to sell or lease long term to new and underserved farmers."
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition