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MOFGA’s Public Policy Platform

We’re excited to share our new public policy platform, which prioritizes six policy areas: Climate & Energy Farm Viability Human Health & Environment Organic Integrity Organic Research & Education; and Social Justice & Equity. We’re developing legislative campaigns around specific bills focusing on: healthy soils and farmland protection; farm markets; per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on

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Celebrating 50 Years

On January 14, 2021, at the annual meeting of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the organization kicked off a year-long celebration of MOFGA’s 50th anniversary by unveiling the 2021 Common Ground Country Fair poster. The design, featuring a bountiful tree, showcases fruits and vegetables that are available at the height of Maine’s

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Trees are Healing the Planet

2019 – By Mitch Anderson, Reasons to be Cheerful – A recent study found that new forests might be our best shot at saving the world. A global guide to doing it right. More links Trees are Healing the Planet

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Greenhorns summer workshops are gathering agriculture experts Down East

July 10, 2019 – By Claire Cekander, Bangor Daily News – Greenhorns will celebrate its 12th year with a summer workshop season in Downeast Maine. We’ve received generous support from Maine Community Foundation and have been able to put together an impressive curriculum of workshops based on the natural resources of Downeast Maine. More links

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From the Farm to the Hill: NSAC Hosts FY 2020 Farmer Fly-in

July 10, 2019 – National Sustainable Agriculture Society – Last week, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) brought in over a dozen farmers and advocates for the Coalition’s second “farmer fly-in” of 2019. Fly-in advocates from ten different states across the country came to DC to champion the federal programs important to them and their

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The Heartland Study

Weeds impact every farm field, every year, everywhere around the world. Herbicides are pesticides that control weeds and they account for over two-thirds of global pesticide use. Herbicides are the only type of pesticide for which use is rising, with no end in sight. How did we get here? More links The Heartland Study

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