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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New laws in Md. and Va. take effect Jan. 1
The Washington Post - 12/21/2012.
By John Wagner and and Errin Haines - Maryland has become the first state to ban the use of additives containing arsenic in chicken feed, a practice already prohibited by Canada and the European Union.
There Once Was a Time …
Bangor Daily News - 12/21/2012.
By James Bailey – There once was a time when everyone knew what a quince was. Our ancestors baked, stewed and “put up” quince preparations almost as much as they used pumpkin and apple. Enjoy my (quince) version of a Baked Stuffed Apple. A little different but oh so sticky!
Milk prices could double due to Congress' inaction
Portland Press Herald - 12/21/2012.
By Eric Russell – With a federal farm bill expired and nothing to take its place, the price of milk and other dairy products could jump on Jan. 1 if Congress fails to act.
Don’t like today’s food monopolies? Blame Robert Bork
Grist - 12/21/2012.
By Tom Laskawy – The recently departed and extremely conservative Judge Robert Bork deserves credit (or, more accurately, blame) for the domination of our food system by a handful of mammoth corporations.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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