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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Experience the Joy of Learning by Doing at Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

Saturday, June 23, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a hands-on, experiential event where people from all walks of life can share and learn new skills. It will include over 40 unique, participatory workshops, along with a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
House Bill Slashes Funding for Critical Farm Conservation Programs
Environmental Working Group - 4/19/2016.
Today (April 19) the House Appropriations Committee will mark up the $21 billion agriculture spending bill for fiscal year 2017, which proposes to slash a number of vital conservation programs.
50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies
EcoWatch - 4/19/2016.
By Robert Coleman, Environmental Working Group - Think federal farm subsidies only help out struggling family farmers? Think again. Fifty members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans – banking tycoon David Rockefeller Sr., Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, stockbroker Charles Schwab and dozens of other billionaires – received at least $6.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis.
Europe bans two endocrine-disrupting weedkillers
The Guardian [UK] - 4/19/2016.
By Arthur Neslen - The European commission has ordered a ground-breaking moratorium on two endocrine-disrupting weedkillers that have been linked to thyroid cancer, infertility, reproductive problems and foetal malformations. Use of Amitrole and Isoproturon will now be banned from 30 September across Europe, after an EU committee voted unanimously for the first ever ban on endocrine-disrupting herbicides.
USDA Sued for Corporate Hijack of Organic Industry Governing Board
The Cornucopia Institute - 4/19/2016.
The Cornucopia Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the USDA’s appointment of non-farmers to positions reserved by Congress for organic farmers on the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
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