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Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee Opposes Ban on Aerial Herbicide Spraying for Forestry, then Opposes Establishing a Maine Citizen Forest Advisory Board

otes cast today by members of the Maine Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (ACF) revealed the tentacles of corporate capture in Maine policymaking. Disregarding the mountain of science about the environmental and human health effects of glyphosate and other herbicides commonly used in plantation forestry operations, a majority of the committee

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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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