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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
Grassland butterflies in rapid decline in Europe
The Guardian [UK] - 7/23/2013.
By Fiona Harvey - Two decades of plummeting population halves number of key species, adversely affecting bees, birds and biodiversity – study.
Hawaii's Local Struggle in the Global Movement for Food Justice
Common Dreams - 7/23/2013.
By Andrea Brower - There is a powerful and growing movement in Hawaii to protect our land, water and people’s health from the impacts of the agrochemical-GMO industry – corporate giants Dow, Pioneer DuPont, Syngenta, Monsanto, BASF.
USDA Fast-Tracks 'Rubber-Stamp' Approval of 'Dangerous' GE Seeds
Common Dreams - 7/23/2013.
By Lauren McCauley - The USDA 'rubber-stamped' the first of many 'dangerous' new genetically engineered (GE) seeds Friday under the department's new streamlined approval process.
How Monsanto Can Be Defeated
Alternet - 7/22/2013.
By Ronnie Cummins - It is no exaggeration to say that Monsanto has now become the most hated corporation in the world.
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