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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 $1,500 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
Study: Rare condors harmed by pesticide
The Californian - 9/15/2013.
By Jason Dearen, AP - San Francisco: In the coastal redwood forests of central California, scientists trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the reproductive problems of dozens of endangered condors think they have uncovered the culprit: the long-banned pesticide DDT.
Monarchs’ reign threatened? Sharp drop in Maine butterfly population worries scientists
Bangor Daily News - 9/15/2013.
By Beth Brogan - Guilford: Robert Shaffer has seen only one monarch butterfly in the last two months on his 3-acre butterfly preserve at the Trebor Mansion Inn.
Making wine in Maine all about having fun for Younity Winery owner
Bangor Daily News - 9/15/2013.
By Alex Barber - Clem Blakney’s passion is evident as he talks about his wines. And he talks about them a lot. Blakney, 61, owns the winery with his wife, Jeri. The fermentors and tasting room are in the couple’s basement along Albion Road.
Opponents of genetically modified foods assail carve-out in House spending bill
The Hill - 9/14/2013.
By Ben Goad - Food safety advocates are assailing House Republicans for including a controversial carve-out for biotechnology companies in a government funding bill.
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