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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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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

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 there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Organic Food Sheds Its ‘Elitist” Tag but Welsh Shoppers Still Need Convincing Over Value for Money
International Supermarket News - 9/26/2013.
A survey of Welsh shoppers published this week has revealed that organic food may no longer be seen as a luxury purchase, reserved just for the more affluent consumers.
Michele Obama Calls Out the Food Industry on Junk Food Marketing to Kids
Organic Connections - 9/26/2013.
By Michele Simon - Last week Michelle Obama gathered 100 food industry representatives, academic experts and public health advocates for a “summit” at the White House to discuss junk food marketing to children. The first lady’s speech was better than I had anticipated. As someone who was skeptical about Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move program from the beginning, I am happy to report she didn’t pull any punches.
Seed Industry Structure – Dr. Phil Howard
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/26/2013.
Dr. Phil Howard, the creator of the popular Who Owns Organics infographic, has developed an updated set of compelling graphics detailing corporate consolidation in the global seed industry.
Battle Over GMO Labeling has Natural Brands and Corporate Owners at Odds
The Cornucopia Institute - 9/26/2013.
By Michael Ames, Aljazeera America - It’s not easy eating green. Even the most informed omnivore must navigate a labyrinth of half-truths and dubious marketing claims to find foods that are, to use a loaded term, “natural.”
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