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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
Center for Food Safety Files Groundbreaking Legal Action to Protect National Wildlife Refuges
Center for Food Safety - 2/25/2014.
The Center for Food Safety has filed a formal legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protect our wildlife and their habitat by prohibiting the use of genetically engineered crops and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges.
Limits sought on weed killer glyphosate to help monarch butterflies
Los Angeles Times - 2/25/2014.
By Louis Sahagun - The Natural Resources Defense Council has asked the EPA for tougher rules on use of the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides) and on other herbicides so that milkweed plants can rebound, along with monarchs.
Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade
The New York Times - 2/25/2014.
By Sabrina Tavernise - Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Insecticides linger in homes, study finds
The Sacramento Bee - 2/25/2014.
By Edward Ortiz - The insecticides found in roach sprays, flea bombs, ant traps and pet shampoos persist indoors for years after use and collect in the bodies of both adults and children, for whom they may pose health risks, a new UC Davis study has concluded.
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