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The resurgence of grain production in New England

Posted by Lauren Hertel on Friday, January 6 2012

Fellows: 

This is a really nice piece with Ellen Mallory, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Maine, Orono, about the resurgence of growing grains locally in New England.  She covers grains that can be used for stock feed as well as those fit for human consumption.  She explains that the movement started with organic dairy farmers, whose cost for organic grains is about two-thirds of their budget, and expanded to satisfy the growing demand by consumers looking for locally-produced food.

 
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