Merry Christmas!

Last week, the FDA issued a message concerning the new food safety regulations.

Meanwhile, this piece speculates about the fate of specialty crops under a new farm bill. And this article discusses the likelihood of such a farm bill in the near future.

On an unrelated note, this piece provides an interesting portrait of Eastport, Maine.

And, so as not to entirely ignore the recent holiday: the text of the Roman Pontiff’s Christmas message.