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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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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!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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.
Eight simple steps for attaining or maintaining a grocery store in rural America
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues - 8/14/2015.
Studies have found that having a local grocery store is vital for the community, especially in providing jobs and healthy foods for residents. "You can’t have a thriving community without healthy, energetic people eating good food," notes the Center for Rural Affairs. "People look for a grocery store when deciding where to live, and residents will be more likely to stay in your town with a grocery store close by."
Food production shocks 'will happen more often because of extreme weather'
The Guardian [UK] - 8/13/2015.
By Emma Howard - Major “shocks” to global food production will be three times more likely within 25 years because of an increase in extreme weather brought about by global warming, warns a new report.
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