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True North Farms provides fresh produce for Mainers in need

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December 1, 2018 – The Republican Journal – Thanks to the hard work of farmers across Maine, including Richard and Sarah Lincoln Harrison, owners of True North Farms in Montville, thousands Mainers who struggle to make ends meet will have fresh vegetables on their tables this holiday season.

Famed Photographer William Wegman Creates Limited Edition Print to Benefit MOFGA and CMCA

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November 30, 2018 – Rocky Coast News – Famed photographer William Wegman, known worldwide for his witty and strikingly human photographs of his Weimaraners, has created an exclusive limited-edition print to benefit two Maine nonprofits, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA). Titled, “Topper,” the 30 x 24 inch print, produced in an edition of 10, pictures Wegman’s dog Topper seated against a coral pink background and wearing a “wig” of curly leaf lettuce. A classic Wegman image, each print is $8,000, and is individually signed and numbered by the artist. The full purchase price of each print directly supports MOFGA and CMCA equally.

 

Farmers: Buy local, buy ugly

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November 30, 2018 – By Jane Vaughan, Keep Me Current – Local farmers urged the public at an agricultural economy forum this week to accept the distasteful aspects of farming and less-than-perfect produce, saying a crooked cucumber is just as good as a straight one.

Caribou farm feeds Mainers

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November 30, 2018 – The County – Thanks to the hard work of farmers across Maine, including those at Irving Farms in Caribou, thousands of Mainers who struggle to make ends meet will have fresh vegetables on their tables this holiday season.

Cape farmer takes lead for area market

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November 30, 2018 – By Abigail Worthing, South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry – While dropping temperatures may preclude an outdoor farmers market, starting Dec. 1 the Portland Farmers Market will head indoors to bring fresh produce to residents through the cold winter months.

Ag Leaders Speak Out Against Pending Move of Federal Research Agencies

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November 29, 2018 – National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – Lending their voices to the growing opposition against the proposed relocation and reorganization of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), 21 former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists, Undersecretaries, and Land-Grant University leaders submitted a letter today to House and Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committee leadership. In the letter, these 21 leaders outline the likely negative outcomes of moving and/or reorganizing the nonpartisan research agencies. They summarize the proposed move as one that will “undermine our food and agriculture enterprise by disrupting and hampering the agencies’ vital work.”

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