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Farm Labor Models in Practice:
Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

March 22
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New Report: Maine people are polluted with dangerous chemicals called phthalates
Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine - 3/18/2014.
Maine people are polluted with chemicals called phthalates, according to a new report released today by the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine. The report, titled "Hormones Disrupted: Toxic Phthalates in Maine People," captures the stories and reactions of 25 Mainers who provided urine samples to test for the presence of seven different phthalates, a group of hormone-disrupting chemicals that are widely used in consumer products.
Battle over GMO food labels in N.H. to have impact on Maine
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2014.

By Chris Adams - Manchester, New Hampshire: In this small state with a very big legislature, the top official at the association for grocery stores knew he had a lot of people to convince about an important food-labeling bill. But he also had a lot of members on his side.
Grass farmers come together in Fairfield to unravel mysteries of pasture
Kennebec Journal - 3/15/2014.
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling - Fairfield: Roughly 100 grass farmers from all over New England descended on Kennebec Valley Community College Saturday for a daylong conference meant to help teach them to maximize profits in the ever-shifting world of farming.
GM cow a step closer to commercial pastures
China Daily - 3/15/2014.
By Shan Juan - A type of domestically grown genetically modified dairy cow resistant to an infection that lowers milk yield is expected to reach the market in five to eight years, according to a national legislator.
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