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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 through 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
State board may relax pesticide notification
Maine Sunday Telegram - 2/17/2013.
By North Cain - The state Board of Pesticides Control is considering a proposal to relax public notification requirements for pesticide spraying, so towns can respond more quickly to control mosquitoes or other insects that can transmit dangerous viruses.
Biotech Industry Ups Propaganda Efforts with Undercover Ambassadors?
Mercola.com - 2/17/2013.
By Joseph Mercola - For years now I’ve warned of the many potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences. In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct, forcing the biotech industry to up the ante of their propaganda campaign.
Momentum becomes Ensia
Columbia Journalism Review - 2/17/2013.
By Curtis Brainerd - A nonprofit environmental magazine published by the University of Minnesota that’s been quietly racking up awards for three years is moving on to bigger and bolder things. On Tuesday, the university announced that Momentum, a thrice yearly publication launched in fall 2008, will now be called Ensia, and that with the new name comes a sleek new website designed to meet “a growing demand for trusted, solution-focused communication about environmental topics.”
Fewer bees in US threaten almond crop
Christian Science Monitor - 2/16/2013.
By Gosia Wozniacka, AP - Fewer bees are available to pollinate California's growing almond crop, which will begin flowering next week.
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