Governor LePage Pledges Support For GMO Labeling!
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On Monday, the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees sent a joint letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee) promising to provide a detailed plan to cut $23 billion in agriculture spending by November 1st. The letter highlights the cuts that agricultural programs have sustained in recent years, as well as the 37 programs included in the 2008 Farm Bill that do not have baseline funding to continue beyond 2012.
A study with mice provides more evidence that a diet high in farmed salmon contaminated by persistent organic pollutants - POPs - contributes to weight gain and increases the risk of diabetes.
January 3, 2014 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m., on WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
January 7 - MOFGA Annual Membership Meeting
Maine Agricultural Trades Show, Augusta Civic Center. Hear reports from MOFGA board members, staff and committees; vote on a slate of board members. Q&A period. This is also MOFGA Day at the Trades Show – a full day of presentations and workshops on organic production in Maine. Free. Schedule.
January 7 to 9 - Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Augusta Civic Center. Free admission. www.getrealmaine.com
January 11 - NOFA-Mass Winter Conference
Saturday, Worcester State University, Worcester, Mass. Early bird registration discount ends Dec. 15. Conference details.
January 11 - Penobscot County MOFGA Stone Soup Social
MOFGA members and prospective members in Penobscot County are welcome to a Stone Soup Social at the Bangor Grange, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and a meal will be served around 2:30. Snow date January 25. RSVP: Galen Young, Galen.email@example.com, noting how many people you are bringing and what you plan to bring.
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