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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
MOFGA lauds bill requiring GMO labeling
Portland Daily Sun - 7/10/2013.
By David Carkhuff - When Gov. Paul LePage signs a bill in January that identifies foods containing genetically modified organisms, Maine will become the second state in the country to adopt labeling requirements for foods derived from genetically modified crops and animals, according to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or MOFGA.
Governor LePage Pledges Support For GMO Labeling
MOFGA Announcements - 7/10/2013.
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) applauds Governor Paul LePage’s announcement that he supports LD 718 – An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right to Know about Genetically Engineered Food. The bill was recently enacted in the Maine Legislature, with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate. Although the Legislature officially adjourns today, Governor LePage has promised to sign the bill in January, when the Legislature convenes for the second session.
Consumers want to know how their food is produced, study shows
Farming UK - 7/10/2013.
New independent research, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products.
Monsanto Is Losing the Press
Mother Jones - 7/10/2013.
By Tom Philpott - Ah, high summer. Time to read stories about the declining effectiveness of GMO-seed giant Monsanto's flagship products: crops engineered to resist insects and withstand herbicides.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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