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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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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 more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

The Quincannon family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Will Porensky photo.

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Bryan and Ali Quincannon and their family, of MOFGA-certified organic Eden Acres Family Farm in East Waterboro. Eden Acres grows over 30 varieties of unique and flavorful heirloom apples that are ready to pick beginning in August and continuing through mid-November. "Using beneficial, living organisms is at the heart of my approach in creating a healthy system for healthy trees to thrive and produce healthy apples," says Bryan. Keep up with Eden Acres on their website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
U.S. meat labels to detail animal’s origin; Canada, Mexico raise concern
The Washington Post - 5/24/2013.
By Peter Whoriskey - New USDA regulations are the latest move in a trade dispute that has pitted U.S. consumer groups, which favor the labels, against free-trade advocates, who say the regulations are biased against cattle and pork from Canada and Mexico.
Marijuana Pesticide Contamination Becomes Health Concern As Legalization Spreads
Huffington Post - 5/24/2013.
By Lynne Peeples - When pesticides are used on Cannabis, they may get into the bodies of people smoking the product.
Star investigation: Drugged horses slipping through ‘inadequate’ food system
Toronto Star - 5/24/2013.
By Mary Ormsby and Dale Brazao - The horse "passport" Canada relies on to keep toxic meat off dinner tables around the world is open to fraud and error, a Star investigation has found, confirming the findings of an international audit.
New rules for labeling meat go into effect in US
US News & World Report - 5/23/2013.
By M. L. Johnson, AP - New federal labeling rules that went into effect on Thursday require labels on cuts of meat to say where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. Earlier USDA rules only required labeling with countries of origin; the new label will specify, for instance, "Born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States."
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