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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) is excited to announce that the Common Ground Country Fair 
Poster Design Contest for the 2017 Fair is accepting submissions. The Common Ground Country Fair poster is the highly regarded image that promotes MOFGA's annual celebration of rural living.

The winning artist receives $2,500, a press release, and is highlighted in MOFGA's quarterly newspaper, The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener. The selected design is also featured on the Fair poster, website, T-shirt and in promotional literature. The theme of the design must align with MOFGA's mission and the general guidelines for participating in the Fair. We welcome all Maine residents and MOFGA members to enter submissions by August 5, 2016, only a few weeks away. The poster guidelines and application are available at www.mofga.org/TheFair/Poster. For more information please contact the Fair office at commonground@mofga.org.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Young Dairy Farmers: The Milkhouse
Maine Farmland Trust - 7/14/2016.
By Jenny Nelson - Caitlin Frame, her partner Andy and their son Linus own and operate The Milkhouse, a certified organic farm and creamery in Monmouth, where they produce milk and yogurt, as well as pork, beef, and eggs. They sell their bottled milk and yogurt to stores across the state, have a farmstand in their barn, and sell fluid milk to Horizon Organic.
Americans Are Buying Gene-Edited Food That's Not Labeled GMO
Bloomberg - 7/14/2016.
By Craig Giammona, Jack Kaskey - Food companies are now required to label GMOs in Vermont, and debate is raging over a federal standard. But so far, regulators at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken a pass on overseeing gene-edited crops. They say cutting DNA from a plant is not the same as adding genes from another organism. So corn injected with outside DNA is classified a genetically modified organism, but canola that can tolerate herbicide because scientists removed a gene is not.
Obama Expected to Sign Industry-Backed GMO Label Bill Into Law
EcoWatch - 7/14/2016.
By Lorraine Chow - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill by a 306-117 vote Thursday. The bill now heads to President Obama's desk. Looks like we're finally getting GMO labels on food products – just not the kind you can actually read.
FDA Final Rule Provides Needed Clarity for Local Food Producers
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 7/13/2016.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) welcomes the issuance of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule amending the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for food facility registration. The local and regional farm and food community has long awaited this final rule, which provides much-needed clarity for direct marketing farms and food enterprises, preventing undue regulation of these businesses.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 30 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair

July 30 - Women and Our Woods Workshop

August 6 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting

August 10 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Ecological Pest Management

August 15-16, 22-23 - Maine Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care

August 17 - Conservation Practices on a Diversified Farm

August 20-21 - Maine Axe and Saw Meet Up

September 23-25 - Common Ground Country Fair


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