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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Moment of Truth for Farmers with Food Safety
Write to Farm - 9/26/2013.
By Brian Snyder, PASA - Constructive action remains the most critical factor as the final weeks of the Food Safety Modernization Act comment period approach, says Brian Snyder, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). “Our greatest need is for farmers in particular to write informed comments to the FDA that reflect experiences on the farm and in the marketplace, bolstered by a strong commitment to public health and the new science of sustainable systems that is just beginning to emerge.”
Cowgirl
Down East - 9/26/2013.
By Joshua Bodwell - Joann Grohman has published nine books and five thousand blog posts (so far) on the subject closest to her heart: her family cow.
Organic International – Opening New Markets for American Organic Producers
USDA - 9/26/2013.
By Myles McEvoy - Today, we celebrate a historical announcement in the global organic community – beginning in 2014 organic products certified in Japan or in the U.S. may be sold as organic in either country.
Potential groundwater threat seen from composting
Long Island Newsday - 9/26/2013.
By Emily C. Dooley - Public health officials have identified a potential new threat to Long Island's groundwater from an unlikely source: rotting grass cuttings, leaves and other natural debris.
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