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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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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 more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
in Waldoboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pennsylvania-based company linked to rule-breaker Jack DeCoster buys 3 Maine egg farms
CentralMaine.com - 8/14/2015.
By Colin Woodard, Portland Press Herald - A company that was at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and has had close ties to notorious Maine egg magnate Austin “Jack” DeCoster has purchased three Maine egg farms once owned by DeCoster.
Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the Job?
NOFA-Mass - 8/14/2015.
By Jack Kittredge - Most analysts believe we must stop burning fossil fuels to prevent further increases in atmospheric carbon, and find ways to remove carbon already in the air if we want to lessen further weather crises and the associated human tragedies, economic disruption and social conflict that they bring. But where can we put that carbon once it is removed from the air? There is only one practical approach – to put it back where it belongs, in the soil.
A Muscle Drug For Pigs Comes Out Of The Shadows
National Public Radio - 8/14/2015.
By Dan Charles, The Salt - In the coming months, a few shoppers will encounter a new and unfamiliar phrase when looking at packages of pork: "Produced without the use of ractopamine."
Sublethal Exposure to Pesticides Induces Personality Changes in Spiders
Beyond Pesticides - 8/14/2015.
Sublethal exposure to the organophosphate pesticide phosmet results in significant alterations in personality in individual spiders, according to a study published in the July print edition of the journal Functional Ecology.
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