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New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of bee-friendly plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently took part in a national research project showing that many bee-friendly home garden plants sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart have been pre-treated with pesticides that harm and kill bees. Friends of the Earth U.S., the Pesticide Research Institute and SumOfUs coordinated the study and collaborated with MOFGA and dozens of other groups that conducted pesticide sampling across the United States and Canada.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Earth Day Work Day at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
MOFGA Announcements - 3/31/2009.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host a spring volunteer work party at its Common Ground Education Center in Unity on Saturday, April 18th. Activities will run from 9:00am to 3:00 pm.
Root cause of milk price crash studies
Bangor Daily News - 3/31/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Maine dairy farmers are joining their colleagues across the country in rebutting claims that a glut of milk is causing the current milk price collapse. They are instead blaming a broken dairy pricing system and massive imports as the root causes.
Protect kids from effects of pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 3/31/2009.
Op-ed by Heather Spalding – The ubiquitous spread of pesticide residues is cause for alarm and public education, and yet access to information about pesticide use in Maine is complicated and challenging. Fortunately, the Legislature has an opportunity to establish a simple, comprehensive system to ensure notification of residents most at risk from pesticides drift.
Farmers leery of food bills in D.C.
Bangor Daily News - 3/30/2009.
Russell Libby, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, had three key bits of advice for farmers gathered in Unity on Saturday: 1. The information being circulated, mainly through the Internet, about food security bills being proposed in Washington is not accurate; 2. New food safety regulations could be both a blessing and a curse for Maine’s small farmers; 3. Plant melons.
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