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IBM Retiree Starts New Career As Ashford Farmer

In 2007, when retired IBM employee Matthew C. Couzens Sr. bought Crooke Orchards in Ashford, he’d never worked a farm, but he’d always been “amazed at how you get a piece of fruit out of a piece of wood,” he said.

07/20/2013

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Consumers Asked To Pay More For Milk To Save Farms

Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk? That is the notion behind a program designed to raise money for struggling New England dairy farms while educating consumers about those family businesses.

07/05/2012

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Environmental Organization To Collect Turkey Carcasses To Keep Out Of Landfill

A Rhode Island environmental news organization plans to collect Thanksgiving turkey carcasses to keep them out of the state’s main landfill.

11/22/2011