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The Partridge Challenge
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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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

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 there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
in Waldoboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Opposition crops up to GMO foods in Hawaii
Aljazeera - 2/16/2013.
By Jon Letman - Two bills seeking to regulate, limit or ban the sale and import of genetically engineered foods have been approved by committees of the Hawaiian legislature.
Winthrop legislator proposes edible plants requirement for Capitol Park
Kennebec Journal - 2/16/2013.
By Susan M. Cover - Augusta: When Rep. Craig Hickman stands on the third-floor balcony at the State House and looks out at Capitol Park, he sees potential. More specifically, he sees the potential to grow blueberries, sage, oregano, sweet potatoes, okra and collard greens.
India's rice revolution
The Guardian [UK] - 2/16/2013.
By John Vidal - Sumant Kumar was overjoyed when he harvested his rice last year. There had been good rains in his village of Darveshpura in north-east India and he knew he could improve on the four or five tonnes per hectare that he usually managed. But he was shocked to find that he had grown an astonishing 22.4 tonnes of rice on one hectare of land.
Maine farmers, labor leaders to draw attention to plight of dairy farmers
Bangor Daily News - 2/16/2013.
By Alex Barber - Brewer: A group of farmers and labor leaders gathered on Saturday to discuss the plight of dairy farmers and conditions of workers in Maine and around the country. Brewer-based Food AND Medicine, a nonprofit group focusing on workers rights, access to local food and medicine, hosted the event.
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