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The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
in Waldoboro

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Oxfam reveals global food firms' gaping ethical shortfalls
The Guardian [UK] - 2/26/2013.
By Damian Carrington - The charity finds Nestle, Mars and Coca-Cola fail to protect farmers, local communities and the environment. The charity's Behind the Brands report compiled a scorecard, rating the "big 10" food companies in seven categories. In joint second-lowest place were Kellogg's and General Mills, which owns Old El Paso, Häagen-Dazs and Nature Valley, with both scoring 16 out of 70.
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds
Natural News - 2/25/2013.
By Jon Rappoport - You're a farmer. Season after season, you watch your fields being taken over by Monsanto superweeds, which are resistant to the herbicide Roundup. What are you going to do?
New Study Finds Pesticides Leading Cause of Grassland Bird Declines
American Bird Conservancy - 2/25/2013.
A new study led by a preeminent Canadian toxicologist identifies acutely toxic pesticides as the most likely leading cause of the widespread decline in grassland bird numbers in the United States, a finding that challenges the widely-held assumption that loss of habitat is the primary cause of those population declines.
Spanish Test: Mediterranean Diet Shines In Clinical Study
National Public Radio - 2/25/2013.
By Scott Hensley - Pour on the olive oil in good conscience, and add some nuts while you're at it. A careful test of the so-called Mediterranean diet involving more than 7,000 people at a high risk of having heart attacks and strokes found the diet reduced them when compared with a low-fat diet.
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