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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 though 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
Microbes Will Feed the World, or Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops
Modern Farmer - 4/22/2014.
By Brian Barth - Out on the horizon of agriculture’s future, an army 40,000 strong is marching towards a shimmering goal. They see the potential for a global food system where pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are but relics of a faded age.
Legal Brief Filed In Support of Country of Origin Labeling Laws
Common Dreams - 4/22/2014.
Washington: The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule.
Earth Day's Hot and Getting Hotter
OnEarth - 4/22/2014.
By Melissa Mahony - Since the first Earth Day 44 years ago, average temperatures have been rising across the globe – and they're going up even faster in the continental United States, according to records from the National Climatic Data Center.
With young lobsters in decline, concern for Maine fishery rises
Portland Press Herald - 4/22/2014.
By Patrick White, AP - Yarmouth: The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.
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