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The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
What my garden told me in 2013
Living Low in the Lou - 12/14/2013.
By Claire Schosser - Back in May I posted about using the scientific method to conduct a dialogue with my garden in my effort to learn to work more skillfully with Nature’s patterns. While I want to grow a lot of food in a small space, I also want to leave that small space better than I found it.
Half Moon Gardens Donated to Unity College, Gift to Spark Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Bangor Daily News - 12/13/2013.
By Mark Tardif - Unity College has received a transformative gift that will enhance teaching, research, experiential learning and programs in sustainability science. Isabel McKay and Rick Thompson of Brooks have gifted Half Moon Gardens of Thorndike, a multifaceted greenhouse operation featuring conventional and certified organic products. The property, along with five years of financial support, is valued at over $1.2 million.
Will Brazil's Vote on 'Terminator Seeds' Be a Christmas Gift to Monsanto?
Common Dreams - 12/13/2013.
By Jacob Chamberlain - They'll be back. 'Terminator' seeds, banned across the globe following massive protests in India, Latin America and south-east Asia in the 1990s, may be sprouting up in fields soon following the likely passage of a bill in the Brazilian legislature this month that could unravel a global moratorium on the technology, The Guardian reports.
China Imposes First-Ever West Coast Shellfish Ban
Oregon Public Broadcasting - 12/12/2013.
By China has suspended imports of shellfish from the West Coast of the United States – an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry from its biggest export market. The restriction took effect last week and China’s government says it will continue indefinitely. It applies to clams, oysters and all other two-shelled bivalves harvested from the waters of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern California.
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