Tag: December 21 news

Time for an Intervention with Pesticide Regulators: 60 Years After “Silent Spring,” We Need Systemic Change

by Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director The past legislative session in Augusta generated some important victories in Maine’s pesticide regulation arena. We banned chlorpyrifos, restricted landscape use of neonicotinoids (neonics), prohibited the use of glyphosate and dicamba on school grounds, and reformed the composition of the Board of Pesticides Control (BPC), establishing that there will

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MOFGA’s Winter Reading List

Are you looking to cozy up with a good book this winter? We’ve taken a look back at the books reviewed for The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener in 2021 and pulled out a handful of our favorites. For the full reviews, as well as other books we enjoyed this year, visit our blog. “Rebugging

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Report Highlights Lessons from the Pandemic for Maine’s Food System

December 8, 2021 — Today a coalition of groups released a report highlighting lessons learned from the pandemic for Maine’s food system. A collaboration between the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI), Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI), Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the report offers a snapshot of how Maine’s food

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Ways to Support Local, Organic Dairy

In light of the decision by Danone, the owner of the Horizon Organic brand, to terminate contracts with 89 organic dairies in the Northeast, including 14 farms in Maine, there is an increased need to support local, organic dairy by consumers. Organic dairy farms are the backbone of many of Maine’s rural communities. These farms are fixtures

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New Issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

The 2021-2022 winter issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, is now available. In it, Roberta Bailey shares potato recipes from around the world in her Harvest Kitchen column, and Will Bonsall pays homage to cabbage — “a trusty old staple” — with planting tips and his sauerkraut recipe. Other tips

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