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Monsanto case: Man may not live long enough to get to court after judge’s decision

December 7, 2018 – By Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle – Richard Giglio apparently won’t live long enough to have his day in court against Monsanto Co. And if his heirs take up his case after his death and prove that Monsanto’s widely used weedkiller caused Giglio’s terminal cancer, their damages will be much less than his would have been.

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True North Farms provides fresh produce for Mainers in need

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.

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

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.

 

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Farmers: Buy local, buy ugly

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.

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