Maine Corn Maze Named Best in the USA
The results were announced Friday for USA Today's 10 best corn mazes in the USA. Treworgy Orchards was in the running for the title and definitely had plenty of tough competition. Thanks to everyone that voted and helped Treworgy end up winning the title of the best corn maze in the USA. Treworgy Orchard is no stranger to this contest, having placed second in 2021 and been in the top ten for the last five years. The theme of this year's winning maze is "Winnie the Pooh".
Stonecipher Farm Deals With Theft
Stonecipher Farm, located on River Road in Bowdoinham, has had the unfortunate experience of experiencing a few bad apples in the bunch. Stonecipher Farm is an organic vegetable farm on 10 acres, and they also have eggs from their free-range chickens. While the farm has been in operation since 2009, the pandemic forced them to make changes. Before the pandemic, the farm was growing mixed vegetables and items such as ginger and turmeric. The farm's owners, Ian Jerolmack and Emily Goodchild, provided their farm products to health stores and many restaurants in Portland. When the pandemic came along, they needed to change their business model and started a CSA(Community Supported Agriculture). Along with starting a CSA, they also started a farm store to sell their vegetables to the public.
Sunday, September 18th is the 22nd annual Maine Apple Sunday, and with our recent mornings feeling more like fall, it is the perfect time to check out the apple orchards in Maine. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will be having events from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. There will be a perennial plant swap; guided tours of the Maine Heritage Orchard; workshops on growing apples; making great hard cider; and more. There will also be cider pressing, apple art activities, and apples and cider for sale. An apple identification expert will also be available to help identify the apples you might have on an old tree on your property. If you would like your apples identified, bring 6-8 of them in a paper bag, and on the outside of the bag write your name and phone number, or name and email for contact info, and the town where your apples were grown. Admission to this event is free, but donations are welcome.
Ammonia as a Possible Alternative Fuel in Commercial Transportation?
The month of May marked a significant milestone for the company known as Amogy. It was at this time they were able to prove a portable carbon-free energy system using ammonia as a renewable fuel. Even more important, they were able to decarbonize a piece of commercial transportation in the form of a tractor using this new ammonia-based system.
Cuts to Pinal County water supply deal another blow to its crucial agriculture industry
Pinal County is getting a one-two punch when it comes to water supply. Last week, Arizona was told it needed to cut its Colorado River water usage by 21% next year. And Pinal County was recently designated a natural disaster area because of ongoing drought.
Food Crisis, "Huge Risk of Profiteering" Lead to Call For Grain Windfall Tax
Record profits and lack of transparency, resulting in a "huge risk of profiteering," have led to calls for a grain industry windfall tax. This amid a global food crisis that has left hundreds of millions of people around the world wondering where their next meal is coming from.
New Jersey Department of Agriculture Makes Jersey Fresh Peach Visit!
Eastmont Orchards in Monmouth County, NJ.NJ Department of Agriculture. Monmouth County farm stop by NJ Department of Agriculture highlights National Peach Month in NJ!. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher yesterday visited Eastmont Orchards in Monmouth County, NJ to celebrate National Peach Month in NJ.
Topsham and Skowhegan Fair
It's going to be a busy week with double the fair fun with both the Topsham and Skowhegan fairs opening this week. The 168th Topsham Fair runs for six days starting on Tuesday, August 9th, and running through Sunday, August 14th. The Topsham Fair celebrates Maine's thriving agriculture with plenty of agricultural and farm exhibits. The Skowhegan State Fair runs for ten days and starts on Thursday, August 11th, and runs through Saturday, August 20th. The Skowhegan State Fair was first held in 1818 and is the nation's oldest consecutively running agricultural fair.
Upcoming Community Fairs in and Around Lancaster, PA 
Funnel cake and family fun, it's (almost) the season for community fairs in Lancaster County. Over the next two months, there are a handful of local fairs happening throughout the county. Here are some of them, worth checking out.
Watching bison at a watering hole
Just hanging out with some Colorado bison at a watering hole. As they eat, drink, and babies feed. edited 9/8/2022 changed title
Atlanta’s Popular Peachfest Returned to Peachtree Center
Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach 🍑 season and this year, Atlanta’s popular PeachFest returned to Peachtree Center after a pandemic pause. The Peachtree Center opened The Plaza to Atlanta’s best food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the fifth annual peach-filled extravaganza for an all-inclusive guest experience. What we enjoyed: 🍑Peach-centric dishes, beer, wine, peach-infused cocktails and more curated by leading influencers in Atlanta’s food and beverage industry. 🍑Chef-prepared dishes studded with the state’s signature fruit, the Georgia peach; crushable, peach-infused cocktails made with premium spirits; endless beers, including an exclusive peach beer from Wrecking Bar Brewpub, and the Vinoteca Wine Lounge featuring Ribera del Duero and Rueda, Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines. What’s your favorite peach dish? Mine is peach cobbler. Yum!!
California residents could be banned from using pesticides that may harm bees and farmers are not happy
Under proposed regulations from the state’s pesticide department, commonly used pesticides that are harmful to bees and songbirds would be subject to extensive limitations in California.
Town of Marshfield Asks Residents To Conserve Water During "Significant Drought"
Massachusetts Drought StatusTown of Marshfield / Press Release. "Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Beth Card today declared a Level 2-Significant Drought in the Northeast, Southeast, Connecticut River Valley, and Central Regions of the state." stated The of Marshfield on Wednesday, July 13th in a press release published on their website.
Public Hearing Set For Proposed Kingston By-Law Regarding Farm Animals
"I am writing to inform you that over the past few months, The Agricultural Commission has heard from Kingston residents that live near or next to properties that have farm animals on sites. Concerns and complaints regarding these animals have been raised." Wrote Kingston's Animal Inspector Debra Mueller in a letter on June 29th addressing "Barn Book Families" and informing the public about the Commission, which has drafted a document regarding "The Keeping of Non-Commercial Farm Animals" within the town of Kingston, Massachusetts.
This Austin music legend is giving away millions
Readers like to see inspiring stories, so I have been writing a popular series of articles highlighting people who generously give back to their community. Today, I wanted to showcase an Austin music legend who has been extremely generous in what he does to help others.
How Forsyth County farmers are finding new ways to stay in business
Local farm tour(Photo/Georgia Grown website) (Forsyth County, GA) Whether it’s competing with corporate food giants, rising expenses, or anything in between, many farmers have been significantly affected by the changing world. Here’s how Forsyth County farmers are finding alternative methods to make ends meet.
The Jersey Fresh Is Best Contest
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture Kicks Off #JerseyFreshIsBest Social Media Photo Challenge. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher yesterday announced that the #JerseyFreshisBEST social media photo contest is underway!
Monmouth County Teen Named 2022 Youth Horseperson of the Year
A Howell High School senior from Monmouth County was named the 2022 NJ Youth Horseperson of the Year by the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board. Jacqueline Tanzi, an 18-year-old Howell High School senior from Howell in Monmouth County, was named the 2022 New Jersey Youth Horseperson of the Year by the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board at the 65th Annual New Jersey Breeders’ Luncheon. She was representing the New Jersey Horse Council.
Studies Agree: Our Fruits and Vegetables Are Less Nutritious Now
Can buying your produce from the right location help overcome these deficiencies?. “Here are your tomatoes, now with fewer nutrients! Consider subscribing to Tomatoes+ to get full unlocked nutrients!”Photo by Elaine Casap/Unsplash.
Bees are legally fish in California, judge rules
(Photo from Dmitry Grigoriev/Unsplash) An appeals court in Sacramento declared that bees are now legally deemed fish under California’s endangered species statute. Fish, which were formerly regarded as invertebrates, were specifically protected by the 1970 statute.