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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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Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Low-Income CSAs Fundraiser
We have reached our $6,000 goal!

Thanks to more than 60 generous donors, we raised more than $6,000 toward our effort to help seven organic farmers offer half-price CSA shares of healthy, organic food to low-income Maine families! We are so grateful to all of you! This fundraiser runs until May 27, and donations are still welcomed.

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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May 26 - Farm Training Project Workshop, Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management

May 27 - Farm Training Project Workshop, Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

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