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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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MOFGA's Low-Income CSAs Fundraiser
We are closing in on our $6,000 goal!

MOFGA's fundraiser to enable low-income families to afford organic CSA shares has just $1,700 more to raise. Please help us support seven organic farmers who offer half-price shares of healthy, organic food to struggling Maine families! Please donate today to help us raise $6,000 by May 27. Click here – your donation truly makes a difference.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Five ways to make your dollars make sense
Yes! - 2/15/2012.
By Michael Shuman – Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, pension, life insurance, and mutual funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1 percent of these savings touches local small businesses, the source of half the economy’s jobs and output. Is it possible to beat Wall Street’s 5 percent long-term performance by investing in your community? The answer is a resounding yes!
Turn Gold Into Environmental Justice
MOFGA Announcements - 2/14/2012.
Be in solidarity with Salvadoran communities resisting attempts of Canadian and US mining companies to extract gold from Salvadorans' hills.

New Test Results Reveal BPA in Baby Food, Canned Foods
MOFGA Announcements - 2/14/2012.
Maine Moms Petition State to Ban Toxic BPA from Food Supply Call for Enforcement on Baby Food Makers Violating BPA Reporting
An old gardener discovers rhubarb
Bangor Daily News - 2/14/2012.
By Reeser Manley – Each year in Marjorie’s Garden, I like to grow something new. For 2012, rhubarb is the chosen crop, narrowly beating out another perennial vegetable, asparagus. I’m wondering, why this sudden interest in perennial vegetable crops? My only experience with rhubarb is the dessert that gives it the nickname of “pie plant”, so I don’t know if I even like the unadulterated taste of those bright red stems.
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