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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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MOFGA's Low-Income CSAs Fundraiser
We are closing in on our $6,000 goal!

MOFGA's fundraiser to enable low-income families to afford organic CSA shares has just $1,200 more to raise. Please help us support seven organic farmers who offer half-price shares of healthy, organic food to struggling Maine families! Please donate today to help us raise $6,000 by May 27. Click here – your donation truly makes a difference.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine organic milk company to stay open
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2010.
Augusta – A Maine farmer-owned organic milk company is going to keep processing milk after all. David Bright, of Maine's Own Organic Milk, or MOOMilk, says a number of individuals and foundations have provided enough money to enable the company to sell its product to two Maine food banks.
Fall is fine for planting
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2010.
By Aislinn Sarnacki – Tall cornstalks and wilting flowers tell gardeners that it’s time to harvest and cut back flowers before frosty mornings and cool winds punctuate the end of summer. But some gardeners say, “It’s time to start planting.”
A farmer walks into a debate … and can’t find the punchline
Kennebec Journal - 9/3/2010.
Op-ed by Denis Thoet – Two takeaways from Tuesday's candidates' forum on ag-issues in Augusta: One, it was numbing. And two, on a more positive note, why would anyone want the job as next governor of Maine?
Libra purchases potato company in Mars Hill
Portland Press Herald - 9/3/2010.
By Dennis Hoey – Portland: A group of Maine-based investors has acquired an Aroostook County potato company. One of them, the Libra Foundation, owned the company from 1999 to 2006.
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