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- George Henderson, The Farming Ladder

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!

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
F.D.A. Restricts Antibiotics Use for Livestock
The New York Times - 12/11/2013.
By Sabrina Tavernise - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday put in place a major new policy to phase out the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for meat, a practice that experts say has endangered human health by fueling the growing epidemic of antibiotic resistance.
New Antibiotic Guidelines, but the Devil’s in the Details
Food & Water Watch - 12/11/2013.
By Sarah Borron - Today the FDA released voluntary guidelines for drug companies and livestock producers, in a long overdue update to the policy antibiotic use in livestock. But as always, the devil is in the details.
Who Should You Believe When It Comes to the Safety of Genetically Engineered Foods?
Alternet - 12/11/2013.
By Jill Richardson - Conflicting studies and tons of controversy surrounding GE foods are muddying up the water.
Connecticut becomes first state to require labeling of GMO's
WSFB (Hartford, Ct.) - 12/11/2013.
By Steven Yablonski, Susan Raff, Joseph Wenzel IV: Fairfield, Ct. - Connecticut has become a pioneer in food labeling as it is the first state to pass legislation to make companies say if their products contain genetically modified organisms or GMOs.
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