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Healthy Soils Feed Us All

Protecting and enhancing soil health is a key factor in mitigating climate change, protecting our waterways, and providing nutritious food for our communities.  MOFGA’s primary policy priority in the Maine State Legislature this spring, LD 437 – An Act to Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program, will provide education and incentives for Maine’s farmers to

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Organic Certification Application Period Open

MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) is accepting applications for organic certification from crop and livestock producers until June 1, 2021. Adult use and medical cannabis producers who are interested in certification can apply to the MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis program through June 30. Application materials and supporting documents can be downloaded at mofgacertification.org and are also

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50th Anniversary Stories Project

Part of what makes the MOFGA community so special is the willingness to share stories and experiences. To learn from, and grow with, each other. Sharing stories is at the heart of our programming. Over 50 years we’ve learned so much from each other. That’s why as part of our 50th anniversary celebration we are

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Spring 2021 MOF&G Released

The spring issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener is now available online and is making its way to members’ mailboxes (if it hasn’t already arrived!). There is no truer sign of a change in season than a new MOF&G. This issue is chock full of stories, gardening tips, policy updates, low-impact forestry techniques

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Policy Priorities Update

Many of MOFGA’s priority bills have come up for hearings and work sessions early in this legislative session. Please contact your legislators and urge them to support the following bills: LD 437, An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils Program. A public hearing took place on March 4 with strong support from farmers, environmental organizations, and the

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2021 Journeyperson Cohort Announced

MOFGA is thrilled to announce the 2021 Journeyperson cohort! MOFGA’s Journeyperson Program provides hands-on support, training, and mentorship for people who are serious about pursuing careers in organic farming in Maine. The program is designed for farmers in their first three to five years to further develop the skills they need to farm independently and

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Aerial Spraying Update

Maine’s Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) announced its common agenda for climate and environment legislation. Senate President Troy Jackson is leading the charge on one of the EPC’s priority bills: “LD 125: An Act To Prohibit the Aerial Spraying of Glyphosate and Other Synthetic Herbicides for the Purpose of Silviculture.” Glyphosate is linked to serious health

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Maine Healthy Soils Program Update

Take action to encourage your legislators to support this legislation. LD 437 – An Act To Establish the Maine Healthy Soils ProgramSponsored by Senator Stacy BrennerSummary: This is MOFGA’s top legislative priority and we’re working closely with Maine Farmland Trust and the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club to advance this important bill. Maintaining soil organic

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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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