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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees?
National Public Radio - 3/25/2013.
By Dan Charles - Environmentalists and beekeepers are calling on the government to ban some of the country's most widely used insect-killing chemicals.
First Hint of Spring Links
The New York Times - 3/25/2013.
By Mark Bittman - Diet News: The Mediterranean diet is not just good for your health, but also improves food security. Is there nothing this way of eating can’t do? Less encouraging is that Mississippi, the most obese state in the nation, is banning Bloomberg-style portion control. No, really - the bill is called the “The Anti-Bloomberg Bill.”
Growing demand for Maine lobster is a wise investment
The Working Waterfront - 3/25/2013.
Editorial - The old adage, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is too simplistic advice for what ails the Maine lobster industry. But it does hold a kernel of truth.
Officials: Elver season stunted by low temperatures, prices
Bangor Daily News - 3/25/2013.
By Bill Trotter - Ellsworth: The 2013 elver fishing season in Maine has begun with cooler temperatures and cooler prices, according to a state official. The state’s elver season began Friday on more of a muted note than it did in 2012, Lt. Dale Sprowl of Maine Marine Patrol said Monday.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

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November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

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