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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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2015 Poultry Processing Workshop
Thursday, July 9
MOFGA's Common Kitchen at the Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $75 for non-members; $60 for members
Information: Email Diane Schivera or contact the MOFGA office - (207) 568-4142

Join Diane Schivera, MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist and local farmer Everett Ottinger of Nettie Fox Farm who raised the birds, for a workshop about how to process poultry. In this workshop you will be guided through a safe and humane process for turning live birds into oven ready roasters. We'll discuss poultry management, equipment and food safety concerns. Please bring your favorite kitchen knife, an apron, and a willingness to learn. Each participant will take home a bird.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Banned pesticides may be having wider environmental impacts
BBC News - 6/13/2013.
By Matt McGrath - A new report indicates that a class of pesticides linked to the deaths of bees may be harming other wildlife species.
Raw milk bills pass House, Senate
The Weekly Packet - 6/13/2013.
By Anne Berleant - Dan Brown may soon be able to sell raw milk without a license, despite an injunction issued in April by Hancock County Superior Court Judge Ann Murray to stop.
Five steps backward with the chemical lobby bill
Environmental Working Group - 6/13/2013.
By David Andrews - The industry-backed Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 could be worse for the public than the law now on the books - the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.
Small-scale raw milk deregulation law passes House, Senate
Bangor Daily News - 6/13/2013.
By Mario Moretto - Unless it is vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage, the bill will allow unlicensed farmers to sell up to 20 gallons of raw, or unpasteurized, milk per day, or process for sale the same amount of raw milk into cheese, butter, cream or kefir. Currently, it is illegal to sell raw milk without licensing, which requires state inspection and testing.
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