AP advances panel discussion on farming in new weather reality

The Associated Press reported a panel discussion and networking event about farming in a new weather reality will be held Jan. 9 during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. The event, which will run 1:50–4 p.m., will open with a panel of Maine crop and livestock farmers discussing how changes in the weather have affected their operations, and how they have adjusted, according to the article. Ellen Mallory, a University of Maine School of Food and Agriculture associate professor and UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture specialist, will moderate the session. The Maine Climate and Agriculture Network and Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society are sponsoring the event, the article states. U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Times and Bangor Daily News carried the AP report.