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Wanted: brook trout anglers
Announcement - Wednesday, August 31, 2011 

Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, are seeking new volunteers to explore remote ponds with their rods and reels before the end of this year’s fishing season Sept. 30. The partners are looking for anglers willing to survey a total of 187 remote ponds for previously-undocumented populations of wild brook trout.
UMaine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests
Publication - Tuesday, August 30, 2011 

The University of Maine's Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has released its 2011 Annual Report.
Free Trees
Announcement - Monday, August 29, 2011 

Through the generosity of Dutton’s Greenhouse and Nursery, more than 1,000 trees, representing 75 different species, are being offered free of charge to municipalities, schools and non-profit organizations for community planting, according to Project Canopy officials. Two distribution dates in Sep and Oct will be set aside to pick up trees at Dutton’s Nursery in Morrill.
Most State Parks, Historic Sites Open
Announcement - Monday, August 29, 2011 

Maine state parks and historic sites sustained some damage to trees and shorefronts during Tropical Storm Irene, with no buildings or facilities damaged, according to officials with the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. All but three parks opened on Monday.
Maine closing state parks and beaches
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

All coastal Maine state parks and several inland parks will be closed for day use on Sunday in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's arrival in the state, officials announced today.
White Mountain National Forest Closing
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

The USFS is issuing a closure order for the White Mountain National Forest due to potentially dangerous conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. The WMNF will close at 6 PM on Saturday, August 27 and will remain closed through Monday, August 29. All WMNF facilities will be CLOSED to the public including the trail system. This includes all backcountry shelters, which are being vacated. The Appalachian Mountain Club will also close all eight White Mountain Huts, Joe Dodge Lodge, and Highland Lodge.
Acadia National Park closing campgrounds
Announcement - Friday, August 26, 2011 

The National Park Service announced today that it will close the Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds at Acadia National Park at 10 a.m. on Sunday because of the predicted path of Hurricane Irene. The campgrounds will reopen when the storm has passed. In addition, the Duck Harbor Campground on Isle au Haut will close on Saturday at 11 a.m. and will reopen when conditions are safe.
Maine State House Watch: New EO mandates Gov. approve all new rules
Action Alert - Thursday, August 25, 2011 

On Aug 25, Gov. Paul LePage issued an executive order, which mandates that the Governor's Office sign off on each and every proposed rule change.
Woodcock Q&A, Aug 26
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, will lead a public question-and-answer session hosted by the Moosehead Lake Fisheries Coalition. Woodcock will answer questions about hunting, fishing and outdoors-related topics in Maine. At the Rockwood Community Center, Aug 26, 7-9 pm.
PRRT photojournalism workshop, Sep 17 & Oct 1
Announcement - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is offering a free conservation photojournalism workshop Sep 17 and Oct 1, allowing a two week period in-between to go on a “photo shoot” focused on the river and the anticipated community benefits of the PRRT Project.
Pesticide Notification
Announcement - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

On September 28, the Maine agricultural pesticide notification registry will cease to exist. The law that created this registry was repealed by the Legislature in June. However, state law provides other options for notification about nearby pesticide spraying: (1) Self-Initiated Request for Notification; (2) Non-Agricultural Pesticide Notification Registry.
Lessons from puffins, terns, Aug 31
Event - Posted - Wednesday, August 24, 2011 

Susie Meadows, manager of Project Puffin, will discuss some of the factors limiting Maine seabird populations and will discuss how techniques developed by Project Puffin have led to the restoration of puffins and terns to historic nesting islands in the Gulf of Maine. At the Project Puffin Visitor Center, Rockland, Aug 31 at 5 pm.
Donn Fendler talk, Aug 30
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 

On Aug 30, 5-6 PM, the Gardiner Public Library will host Donn Fendler as he discusses his experiences, which led to the book Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Joseph Egan.
Wildflowers, Aug 30
Event - Posted - Tuesday, August 23, 2011 

Local botanists will talk about a variety of wildflowers appearing around the state this time of year and discuss their importance. At Cathance River Education Alliance, Topsham, Aug 30, 6:30 pm.
Wilton meeting to discuss open space, Aug 23
Event - Posted - Monday, August 22, 2011 

Wilton residents are invited to participate in a discussion about municipal conservation commissions and their role in assisting towns to develop open space plans. It will be facilitated by conservation resources advisor, Marcel Polak, a land conservation consultant who is working for the Maine Association of Conservation Commissions. At the Wilton Town Office, Aug 23, 7 pm.
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Column: Learning from bird feeding mistakes
Bangor Daily News - Friday, November 28, 2014 

I have made every bird feeding mistake possible. Despite the personal embarrassment of these revelations, here is my top 10 list. [Spoiler alert] 1. Making life too easy for squirrels. ~ Bob Duchesne
Paper mills fold, rewriting Maine history
Associated Press - Friday, November 28, 2014 

The accelerating decline of Maine’s once-strong pulp and paper industry is a heavy blow for the state’s workforce, which has relied on its mills for steady, well-paying jobs for generations. The latest shot to the industry is the expected closure of the Verso Paper Corp. mill in Bucksport, which begins shutting down Monday. Great Northern Paper’s idle mill in East Millinocket this year filed for bankruptcy, six years after its Millinocket mill shuttered. Other mills around the state are struggling with decreased valuation of their properties, lower demand for their products, an aging workforce and increased pressure from foreign competitors. The number of people employed by Maine’s pulp, paper and paperboard mills declined from 10,208 in 2001 to 5,723 in 2011 and continues to fall.
South Portland charges ahead with going ‘green’
Portland Press Herald - Friday, November 28, 2014 

The Nissan Leaf barely hummed as City Manager Jim Gailey drove along Highland Avenue, turned onto Evans Street and pulled into the electric charging station at the South Portland Community Center. The only thing missing from the brand-new sky-blue vehicle, according to Gailey, was a shrink-wrapped body decal advertising that the car is electric and part of the city’s growing effort to reduce its carbon footprint. Soon, it will be a rolling sign. Gailey said, “We need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. It’s a mindset, more than anything else. But you gotta have the infrastructure in place that makes it easier for people to operate electric vehicles.”
Letter: Improve tourism
Bangor Daily News - Friday, November 28, 2014 

Recently, there have been a number of letters praising the idea of a national park in Maine’s north woods, all claiming a park would improve our economy. I hope people think about the kinds of jobs that would be created by a park. Waiting tables and cleaning rooms are a far cry from the jobs in the forest products industry we would lose by taking that land out of production. To say nothing about taking the land off the tax rolls. Some claim the forest products industry is declining so we don’t need the wood. Not so. Maine has to import raw forest products to keep our mills running even though we export some forest products to find better markets. Ask yourself this: With all the private land we have unrestricted access to, how does a national park and restricting our use of thousands of acres of land improve tourism? ~ Doug Thomas, Ripley
Letter: South Portland’s Clear Skies Ordinance will prevent creation of jobs
Portland Press Herald - Friday, November 28, 2014 

I am writing in response to the Clear Skies Ordinance enacted in the city of South Portland. While I am a supporter of clean air emissions controls, I feel this ordinance has far-reaching implications. If oil were to flow from west to east — in this case, Canadian oil shipped from Maine to Texas — it would be required to travel in U.S.-flagged tankers as per the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1936). Tanker traffic to the Portland Pipe Line has been in decline, since Canada will become a net exporter of oil. This ordinance will prevent the creation of jobs for U.S. citizens. ~ John O’Brien, South Portland
Mainers we're thankful for: Lynda Doughty
Portland Press Herald - Thursday, November 27, 2014 

When the University of New England abruptly shuttered its marine mammal rehabilitation center last May, Lynda Doughty and the other trained handlers who respond to hundreds of calls for abandoned seal pups and stranded dolphins in Maine knew they were in for a difficult season. The closure of UNE’s facility meant the only licensed rehab facilities available to Marine Mammals of Maine, which Doughty runs, and their partners at the College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale program were hours away in Massachusetts and Connecticut — assuming those centers even had room and the animals could withstand the stressful move. But Doughty, her one part-time employee and Marine Mammals of Maine’s cadre of volunteers did what they could to keep up. So far this year, they have physically responded to about 300 calls between Kittery and Rockland.
Mainers we're thankful for: Dan Ostrye
Portland Press Herald - Thursday, November 27, 2014 

Dan Ostrye is a trailblazer. Really. The retired environmental engineer has led the effort to build Yarmouth’s West Side Trail, a nearly 8-mile-long path that meanders along the power line corridor between Route 1 and the huge oil-fired power plant on Cousins Island. Volunteers are now working to complete the last few hundred feet of the trail on Cousins Island, but Ostrye is already planning the next phase – a 1.75-mile extension
Proposed federal ozone rules pose issues for Maine
Portland Press Herald - Thursday, November 27, 2014 

Federal regulators on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for pollution that causes smog, a move that would likely increase the number of ozone-alert days in southern and coastal Maine, but that supporters contend would better protect the public health. Maine has made substantial progress reducing in-state sources of ozone pollution in recent decades but is on the receiving end of air pollution from other states. The proposed rules could push several Maine counties into non-compliance with federal standards, requiring additional steps to reduce pollution originating within Maine.
EPA proposes lower ozone pollution limit
Associated Press - Thursday, November 27, 2014 

In a long-awaited announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency said it prefers a new, lower threshold for ozone pollution of 65 to 70 parts per billion, but left open the possibility it could enact an even lower standard of 60 parts per billion sought by environmental groups. The current standard is 75 parts per billion, put in place by President George W. Bush in 2008. Meeting the stricter rules will cost industry about $3.9 billion in 2025 if the government goes with a standard of 70 parts per billion, the EPA estimated. At a level of 65 parts per billion, the EPA said, the cost grows to $15 billion. But industry groups said the cost would actually be far higher and that it would be nearly impossible for refineries and other businesses to comply.
Opinion: You like potato and I like potahto
Ellsworth American - Thursday, November 27, 2014 

Notice all the futile bickering lately? People can’t agree on climate change, expanding MaineCare, bear hunting or whether a vote for Cutler was personal integrity or pro-LePage folly. They argue tirelessly and fruitlessly about the Keystone XL pipeline. What makes the din trying is that neither side ever concedes. Or listens. No persuasion takes place. No ground is gained, none taken. It’s back and forth for all eternity. Yakety yak. What is needed is a return to dueling. With pistols. ~ Stephen Fay
Column: Lessons of the bear referendum
Kennebec Journal - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Bear hunting and trapping advocates won another narrow victory this year, 53.69 percent to 46.32 percent. As the euphoria of victory subsides, my hunting fraternity must recognize the challenges ahead and act on the lessons learned from the bear referendum. First, the public is concerned about wildlife management, including management of game animals, and will play an increasing role in that management. Second, Maine’s environmental groups are our friends and they must be our allies in these issues. Third, the hunting community can’t match the emotionalism of the Humane Society of the United States. Fourth, trapping bears and hunting them with hounds are not supported by a majority of Mainers. Fifth, unless we have strong support from the Legislature, governor, and the public, putting all our effort into a Constitutional amendment that essentially is created to protect hunting opportunities might not be the best strategy. ~ George Smith
Column: The changes Maine needs to celebrate a happy 200th
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

In six years, Maine will celebrate its bicentennial. In its 200 years, Maine has been a major economic force, a breeding ground for politicians of immense power and influence, and it has enjoyed martial heroism and experienced incredible prosperity. Today, Maine’s population has remained relatively stagnant. The state has seen a massive decline in its manufacturing base and its productive capacity. We are hemorrhaging young people, the economy has become flat, we have seen declining incomes and a lower average wage, and it has become harder and harder to make ends meet. It is time we address the issue of welfare, act boldly to reform the tax code, seriously address the cost of energy, recalibrate the relationships that unions have with workers, businesses and the government, deal with the broken education system in Maine, and undertake wholesale political reform. ~ Matthew Gagnon, Maine Heritage Policy Center
Opinion: Catch and release bear hunting
Penobscot Bay Pilot - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Maine voter turn out in 2014 was the highest in the country, just a fraction under 60 percent. So, the debate over a ban on bear hunting with traps, dogs, or bait generated citizen involvement. Let's have a bear referendum every election. But next time the proponents for change ought to use fishing as an acceptable model. How many signatures would it take to get “Catch and Release Bear Hunting” on the ballot? Here's how I see it working. You sit in a tree and dangle a donut on a hook in front of a bear. The next thing you know you've got a bear on the other end of a string. He's jumping around while trying to drag you out of the tree and you're hanging on, trying to stay in the tree. That's only the “catch” part. Getting the hook out of the bear's mouth, then convincing it that it's okay, will take real skills. Only a modern Davy Crockett would be any good at it. Keep your GoPro turned on, it'll be very popular on YouTube. ~ Rick Cronin
Verso delays closing of Bucksport paper mill until end of year
Portland Press Herald - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

The roughly 550 employees at Verso Paper’s mill in Bucksport received a small reprieve yesterday when the company announced it would extend the mill’s closure until the end of the year. The Memphis-based company had said in early October that it planned to close the mill by Dec. 1 because of high energy costs and falling demand for paper. However, after looking at the final production schedule and the amount of post-closure cleanup work that has to be done, the company realized Dec. 1 was an unrealistic target, said Bill Cohen, Verso’s spokesman in Bucksport. The current plan is to end paper production Dec. 4 and then spend the rest of the year cleaning, mothballing and winterizing the mill because it will be idle while Verso tries to sell it to a new operator.
Will Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy?
Other - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Mother Jones - Yesterday President Obama threatened to veto a $440 billion package of tax breaks negotiated by a bipartisan group of legislators led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). The bill, a White House spokesperson said, disproportionately benefits businesses over families. The bill excludes a child tax credit for the working poor that had been a top goal for Obama, but makes permanent a group of tax incentives for big businesses that had been provisional. If Obama does kill the deal, he'll also create a casualty that seems odd for a president who in recent weeks has made climate change a central issue: The tax credit for wind energy, which Reid's bill would resuscitate for a few years before phasing out in 2017.
Verso workers won’t be laid off until end of December
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Millworkers who expected to be laid off as soon as Dec. 1 will get a monthlong reprieve, as Verso Mill officials announced this week they will not let workers go until the end of the month. Bill Cohen, spokesman for Verso, said Wednesday that the company will stop making paper in Bucksport on Thursday, Dec. 4. But workers will stay on the employment rolls until Dec. 31 in order to clean up, winterize and “mothball the machines,” he said. Many of the workers who will be laid off by Verso were making paper in Bucksport long before the company owned the mill. Champion sold the mill to International Paper in 2000, and Verso was spun off from International Paper in 2006.
Concern for endangered salmon halts Brunswick culvert project
Portland Press Herald - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Brunswick officials have been forced to delay replacing a culvert that was overwhelmed during a massive rainstorm last August, washing out part of the road, as they seek a federal permit and an assessment of potential effects on endangered Atlantic salmon. City crews were preparing to install the replacement culvert on River Road this month when they learned that the project requires a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Additionally, that permitting process triggers a review by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists because the small stream flows into the Androscoggin River, a federally designated Atlantic salmon watershed.
Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions
Forecaster - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. Jim Brady and his CPB2 LLC partners Casey Prentice and Kevin Costello bought the historic 10-acre property from Phineas Sprague Jr. in July 2013. They are now seeking zoning changes Brady said are not only needed for future development of the 170-year-old site, but to conform with the Eastern Waterfront Master Plan. Brady said any construction will be placed inside "view corridors" to protect views along the streets intersecting Fore Street. View corridors did not impress St. Lawrence Street resident Peter Macomber. "(View corridors are) a ridiculous sop to the public and are tantamount to telling people to look through the wrong end of a telescope with blinders on; those corridors only compartmentalize and minimize the view and conceal more than they reveal," Macomber said. "The only real 'view corridor' is the one that fully encompasses the entire viewshed, not tiny slivers of it."
Greenville selectmen continue work on snowmobile trail access after route cut off
Piscataquis Observer - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

The Greenville Board of Selectmen continued to work on ways to provide more snowmobile access in and around the community after learning that one major route through private property would be cut off this year. At their Nov. 19 meeting, the board unanimously voted to have Town Manager John Simko draft a letter to the property owners along the section of Scammon Road not maintained by the town, informing them that the town is willing to take over this section for summer and winter maintenance in exchange for the immediate use of the road as an ITS snowmobile trail.
Cedar Beach access advocates ask Harpswell for $110K
Forecaster - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

The group that fought a lengthy court battle for public use of a private road that accesses a Bailey Island beach is asking the town to pay $110,000 to cover some of its legal costs. In a Nov. 21 letter, Cedar Beach/Cedar Island Supporters said it has so far incurred $190,000 in legal expenses and expects to spend at least $220,000 to continue litigating over public access to the road that leads to Cedar Beach. Property owners cut off access to Cedar Beach and the narrow, dirt road leading to it in 2011. That sparked an effort to reclaim the public's traditional use of the area. CB/CIS was formed in 2012, and ended up suing two landowners to obtain a public easement.
Abol Bridge campground owners, maple syrup producers look to expand operations
Piscataquis Observer - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

The Piscataquis County Commissioners agreed to sign letters of intent that will allow a pair of local businesses to apply for Community Development Block Grants. Ken Woodbury, community development director, outlined the goals of each business. David and Luisa Surprenant of Abol Bridge LLC operate the Chesuncook House, Abol Bridge Campgrounds and Rip Dam Sporting Camp, according to Woodbury, and they want to add more cabins at Rip Dam and campsites at Abol Bridge. “They also want to expand the restaurant at Abol to include a store, and to build a store at Rip Dam. There used to be one there [at Rip Dam] but it was torn down.” A $50,000 microenterprise grant for Maine Highlands Sugarworks would let the owner, Michelle Weeks, buy equipment to expand production.
Opinion: A duty to protect the ocean from our throw-away culture
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

My love of the beach began at a very young age. However, my love of this special place has transformed from the simple love of a fun place to play into a deeper, more complex love rooted in a feeling of duty to protect this crucial place. My personal connection to the ocean has grown as my knowledge of it grows. In my Marine Science class this spring, I quickly learned that phytoplankton in the ocean make 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe. The ocean serves as a sink for our excessive carbon dioxide emissions. Our precious ocean also helps distribute heat throughout the waters and consequently the land it surrounds. I also learned that one of the most serious issues our ocean faces today is the rising concentration of microplastics. ~ Emma McGurren, Lincolnville
10 family-friendly walks for after the big holiday meal
Bangor Daily News - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

When the turkey’s eaten and the pies gobbled, it’s almost inevitable: lethargy and sleepiness typically follows. But instead of lying on the couch for a nap, why not walk it off? Several studies have shown that when people take a short walk after a large meal it can aid in digestion. In fact, a 2013 study published by the American Diabetes Association found that walking for just 15 minutes after a meal can lower blood sugar levels. Here are a few Maine spots ideal for a post-meal stroll.
High court will review EPA regulations
Associated Press - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

The U.S. Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. The justices on Tuesday said they would hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging Environmental Protection Agency rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases, nickel, cadmium as well as mercury and other dangerous toxins.
Letter: Credit King for opposing Keystone XL
Portland Press Herald - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King deserves thanks for voting against approval of Keystone XL. I believe his vote will help persuade President Obama to disapprove of construction of the pipeline. Judging from Maine’s recent election results, it may well be that the majority of Mainers wanted King to approve XL, but I am extremely thankful that he did not. Even climate change deniers have to admit that the mining of tar sands oil, which Keystone XL would transport, is devastating the landscape. Thank you, Sen. King. ~ Fern Stearns, Orland
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What could be more routine than saving seeds from one season to the next? After all, that is how we grow crops on our farms and in our gardens. Yet from Guatemala to Ghana, from Mozambique to Malaysia, this basic practice is being turned into a criminal offence, so that half a dozen large multinational corporations can turn seeds into private property and make money from them.
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Syngenta facing dozens of lawsuits over GMO seed
By David Pitt, AP - Des Moines: Agrochemicals giant Syngenta is facing a growing number of lawsuits challenging its release of a genetically modified corn seed that China had not approved for import, with losses to farmers estimated to be at least $1 billion.
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Billions of Gallons Used to Frack “Monster Wells,” Even in Drought Areas
By Shannon Van Hoesen - The oil and gas industry insists that hydraulic fracturing of natural gas and oil wells does not threaten America’s water supplies. But a new report by Environmental Working Group finds that hundreds of “monster wells” across the country were fracked with 10 to 25 million gallons of water each – and many that used the most water were in drought-stricken areas.
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Shrimp the 'canary in the coal mine' of Gulf of Maine
Op-Ed by Ben Martens - On Nov. 5, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section met in Portland and, after a scientific presentation, voted unanimously to close the shrimp fishery for another year. The handful of fishermen and processors in the room pleaded for a short season - anything to keep boats on the water. However, the results of the annual survey and stock assessment showed the second lowest biomass on record (the lowest was in 2013).
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Researcher Enlists Honeybees as “Flying Doctors” Against Crop Disease
Strawberry fields in Finland are plagued by grey mold, a fungus that quickly transforms scarlet berries into shaggy grey blobs, wrecking 20 percent of the country’s annual crop, on average. But Finland’s organic fruit farmers have a swarm of new allies in the battle against grey mold. Dr. Heikki Hokkanen, a researcher at the University of Helsinki, has enlisted bees to carry biological treatments from flower to flower, warding off disease as they pollinate.
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The GMO Labeling Fight Now Belongs to a 15-Year-Old Canadian Girl
By Meaghan Agnew - Rachel Parent is the unlikely activist who has fought the good GMO fight for more than three years now (the math is obvious and inspiring). Her resolute goal: mandatory labelling of all genetically modified organisms in Canada.
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World scientists and academics demand halt to GMO field trials in Thailand
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Don't let Big Meat eat our bumper crop
By Jim Kleinschmidt - The last few years have not been good for the factory farm industry. High prices for corn and other crops (in part driven by the growth of ethanol) made feed costs incredibly high, while at the same time, environmental and animal welfare advocates have been winning ballot and marketplace battles to shift more meat production out of intensive confinement and industrial systems.
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