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ALL IN ONE BASKET: Heather Retberg collects eggs at the Quill’s End Farm in Penobscot, Maine, in this 2016 file photo. Debate is heating up in Maine over state legislation that requires cage-free facilities for chickens that lay eggs for commercial consumption. / AP FILE PHOTO/ROBERT F. BUKATY

Maine mulls legislation mandating cage-free eggs

Maine might join a growing number of states that require cage-free facilities for chickens that lay eggs for commercial consumption, but some industry advocates...

A Turf Farmer That Never Stops Growing

When it comes to making your business smarter, sometimes it pays to talk to your dad. For Kingston Turf Farms, a multi-generational turf grower in...
supporting others: Young Family Farm co-owners Karla and Tyler Young.
 / COURTESY YOUNG FAMILY FARM

Five Questions With Tyler Young

5Q: Tyler Young | Co-owner, Young Family Farm (Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of a story that was originally published online Aug. 3.) 1....
MELISSA BREENE JORDAN and Matt Jordan operate the Breene Hollow Farm 50-cow milking operation. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Breene Hollow Farm named 2018 Outstanding Rhode Island Dairy Farm

WEST GREENWICH – Breene Hollow Farm has been named Rhode Island’s 2018 Outstanding Dairy Farm by the Rhode Island Green Pastures Committee, the R.I....
FIRST MEETING: Doreen Pezza leads the first meeting of Rhode Island Women in Agriculture. In the foreground is Heidi Quinn, Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association executive director. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nonprofit boosting women on the farm

As part-owner of the four-generation Pezza Farm in Johnston, Doreen Pezza knows what it takes to be a farmer. “Farming is not a glamorous industry,”...

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