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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
Maine’s cheese making industry on the rise
Bangor Daily News - 8/2/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Rockport: Thirty years ago, Mainers shopping for cheese at their local grocery stores would have found few choices - and of those, plastic-wrapped processed cheese slices had a large market share. Some speciality stores might have carried imported cheeses from Europe, but there were very few examples of locally made options for sale, Taylor Mudge of Camden recalled last week.
Tragic Accident in Roque Bluffs Leaves Four Dead and Community Shocked
Machias Valley News Observer - 8/2/2013.
By Hillary Savage - The tragic death of Amy Stiner and Melissa Moyer last Tuesday in Roque Bluffs has shaken the community at large. Amy had been a MOFGA apprentice.
Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/2/2013.
By David Pitt, AP - A packaged salad mix containing iceberg and romaine lettuce, carrots and red cabbage and infected with cyclospora is blamed for sickening 397 people in 16 states (Maine not included).
Glyphosate toxicity to humans: An overview
Natural News - 8/2/2013.
Monsanto's infamous Roundup contains the hotly debated compound called glyphosate. This merciless herbicide is also found in 750 or more U.S. products. An herbicide like this infiltrates the landscape and accumulates in mammals, especially bone, hindering cellular detoxification along the way.
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