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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show this week. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine’s climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.

Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
USDA's Meat ID Labels Spark International Food Fight
Investor's Business Daily - 11/25/2013.
By Claran McEvoy - Most Americans don't know where their chicken, beef and pork were born, raised and slaughtered, but a new rule now requires that labeling. Supporters say it educates consumers. But critics, including major meat companies, say it's a costly and unnecessary protectionist measure.
Iowans worry about ethanol's lost political clout
The Morning Sun (Michigan) - 11/25/2013.
By Thomas Beaumont, AP - For decades, presidential candidates' chances in Iowa were wounded if not doomed unless they backed federal support for ethanol, a boon to the state's corn-growing economy. That’s changing.
The Pesticide Connection
Chemical & Engineering News - 11/25/2013.
By Lauren K. Wolf - Interesting story about investigating links between pesticides (including rotenone and paraquat) and other substances (illegal drugs) and Parkinson’s disease.
As opposition to GM grows, companies are turning to mutant breeding
The Economic Times [India] - 11/25/2013.
By Bloomberg - BASF, DuPont and other companies are using mutagenesis, which mimics the sun's irradiation of plants, to create herbicide-resistant crops. The technology is almost unregulated.
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