|MOFGA Receives Major USDA Grant for New Farmer Education|
MOFGA Announcements - 10/8/2015. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) today announced it has received a major farmer training grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The $709,713 award comes through the department's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) and will provide support aimed at training 50 farmers per year over the next three years through MOFGA's Journeyperson Training Program.
|This Pennsylvania Community Is Determined to Ban GMOs and Pesticides|
EcoWatch - 10/7/2015. By Ken Roseboro - As an Episcopal pastor, Dan Hinkle is a man of peace and faith, but the issue of genetically modified foods (GMOs) makes him angry. Hinkle’s concern about GMOs led him to become a founding member of GMO Free Lancaster, a non-profit group that is working to ban GMOs and pesticides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Zoe Swartz, a mother, started the group after the first March Against Monsanto in May 2013.
|Will the Paris Climate Talks Be a COP of the Crops?|
Common Dreams - 10/6/2015. By Clare Birkett - Tackling carbon emissions from agriculture from farming isn't even on the table at the UN climate talks in December. It ought to be, and it's big agribusiness that's at the heart of the problem.