Bob St. Onge, owner of Winterwood Farm in Lyman, established a reputation as mod
Bob St. Onge, owner of Winterwood Farm in Lyman, established a reputation as model organic and agricultural waste handler producing quality compost that sold in 11 states. A dispute with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection following the overflow of a holding pond after heavy rains threatened to close the farm. St. Onge's clients have dropped from 100 to eight, as he operates under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. St. Onge estimates the ordeal has cost him almost $500,000. The state says he has refused to honor compliance regulations, while St. Onge says red tape has kept him from taking common-sense measures to address the problem. St. Onge supports a proposal to shift regulatory control of such situations from the DEP to the Department of Agriculture.
Winterwood Farm Lyman, Bankruptcy
Farwell, Jackie, "Bob St. Onge, owner of Winterwood Farm in Lyman, established a reputation as mod" (2009). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 4842.