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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Seeds of truth
Common Dreams - 5/12/2009.
By Sheila Samples – It appears that MON 810 is also believed to be the "Frankenstein" of GM crops by at least five other European countries -- France, Austria, Hungary, Greece and Luxembourg – all of whom have banned its use.
Drought, fish, and our fruit-and-veg problem
Grist - 5/12/2009.
By Tom Philpott – In the United States, when people say “eat your veggies,” they are essentially urging you to take a bite out of California – or, more to the point, take a a big swig of its increasingly scarce water supply.
Pesticide carbofuran banned for food crops
Organic Consumers - 5/12/2009.
By H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Monday to ban the use of the pesticide carbofuran on food crops because it poses an unacceptable health risk, especially to children.
Eating like our parents just left for the weekend
Organic Consumers - 5/12/2009.
By Will Allen – While waiting in the Gym for my physical therapist to come help me rehabilitate my knees after replacement surgery, I always become totally nosy and find myself snooping into other patients' and therapists lives. This is probably because I have spent so many years on a tractor or out in the field planting or picking with no one to talk to or listen to.
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