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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
U.S. Considers overhaul of food safety system
National Public Radio - 2/27/2009.
By Brian Naylor – Salmonella traced to a peanut plant has killed nine people and sickened hundreds, putting the system that safeguards the nation's food supply in the spotlight again. The jumble of agencies and regulations has long been criticized. But now the idea of streamlining it has support in the president's Cabinet.
Nation’s food system nearly broke
Common Dreams - 2/27/2009.
by John Kinsman – As our government enacts a stimulus package and President Barack Obama announces bold initiatives to stem home mortgage foreclosures, disaster threatens family farmers and their communities.
What we must do
Rachel’s Environmental News - 2/26/2009.
(Via Precaution.org) By Peter Montague – Here are 17 suggestions, all aimed at avoiding the worst as our human population climbs from 6.7 billion to 9 or 10 billion or more by 2050. They are not ranked in order of importance because I think we have to try to do all of them.
Maine to feel the heat – and it’s no joke
Kennebec Journal - 2/26/2009.
By John Richardson – Maine's forests, rivers and coastal waters – and the communities and industries that rely on them – all face major changes in the coming decades because of a warming climate, according to a University of Maine report released Wednesday.
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