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Ideas needed to save local organic farm: Green business "manure runoff into ocean" problem
The problem: Losing cattle herd, now, if no immediate solution.
Location: Freeport, Maine, USA
When: Immediate closing possible.
This story below is a concern because, since we are going to have a degree of meat eaters in our country, for the foreseeable future, then this is a better way to do it. Additionally, we can all use this as a model for other communities. It should be worked on as a problem for all of us instead of being shut down and we will have to resort to factory farmed and less humane choices that lead to greater pollution concerns.
As a mostly vegan person I don't like anyone eating meat but I can see, face to face, these creatures are happy in their lives and treated with respect. I am trying to help as a volunteer and setting up a sustainable business internship to help them attain a more organic greener path. The 650 acre farm is open to children's hay rides and visitors, who are thrilled to play and work here on organic community gardens.
"Wolfe's Neck Farm losing its cattle herd
Jul 15, 2009 02:40 PM1 comment, below
Categories: Entertainment, Food Tags: Organic farming, Wolfe's Neck, In The News Town: Freeport
I'm saddened by the troubles at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport after reading today's story in the Press Herald.
Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, which pioneered organic beef farming in Maine, is losing its cattle herd and looking for a new farming operation.
The company that is currently raising beef cattle there, Pineland Farms Natural Meats, plans to remove the livestock by September, its president confirmed Tuesday. Erick Jensen said the operation was no longer economical, in part because of the measures that would be needed to keep manure from washing away and contaminating nearby clam flats.
"When we looked at what really needed to be done with the farm to ensure there was no runoff, and when we looked at our labor supply, we really would have had to put more cattle on there than we were willing to do. And that (more cattle) would have probably been bad for the environment, too."
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