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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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Portland Press Herald - 3/20/2016.
By Meredith Goad - Steve Burger raises happy pigs. At Winter Hill Farm in Freeport, he feeds them whey from the farm’s cheese-making operation and allows them to forage during the growing season. He has developed a regular customer base of butcher shops, markets and restaurants, and demand is strong – almost too strong. Even though he has grown and winterized his operation so that he now harvests between six and 10 pigs a month, year-round, he can’t fill every request for local pork that comes in.
In win for beekeepers, Minnesota links insecticide to damaged hives
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 3/20/2016.
By Josephine Marcotty - In the first test of a landmark environmental law, Minnesota has compensated two beekeepers whose hives were severely damaged last spring by toxic dust that drifted off the fields of a neighbor planting corn.
Can the off-target effects of gene editing be reduced to almost nothing?
GM Watch - 3/19/2016.
An article in Science Daily reports on a study in the journal Nature that concluded that the off-target effects of CRISPR-Cas gene editing can be reduced to virtually nothing. Is this the ‘holy grail’ of GM – a genetic engineering technique that really is precise and predictable? We asked scientists for their views. A summary of the feedback is as follows.
Tiny Vermont Brings Food Industry to Its Knees on GMO Labels
ABC News - 3/19/2016.
By Lisa Rathke - General Mills' announcement that it will start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towel, even as they hold out hope Congress will find a national solution.
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