Tag: March 22 news

A Win for Maine’s Organic Farmers

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a final Origin of Livestock Rule for organic farmers. USDA’s publishing of this rule signals a long-awaited win for organic farms in Maine and is something that a coalition of advocacy groups and farmers has been recommending for several years. “This will

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Apply Now for the Russell Libby Agricultural Scholarship Awards

Each year, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) awards three scholarships in the amount of $1,500, one in each of the following categories: MOFGA Journeyperson program participant (past or present). Maine high school senior planning to study sustainable or organic farming (with a preference for colleges in Maine). Kennebec Valley Community College student

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Maine Organic Dairy Farms Offered New Market Opportunity

On Monday March 7, representatives from organic dairy farms, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and Organic Valley Cooperative met, and 11 farms were offered letters of intent from Organic Valley to supply the cooperative with organic milk. This is an encouraging step in the journey of these farms, and 69 others throughout

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PFAS Resources

To learn more about PFAS contamination in Maine, check out our resources page. We continue to update it with information for farmers and gardeners, and the general public. To support farmers dealing with potential PFAS contamination, MOFGA is working with Maine Farmland Trust to administer a PFAS emergency fund. It is meant to serve as a

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