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AlterNet

Buyer Beware: High Percentage of Organic Eggs on the Market Are Illegal
AlterNet
Nowhere is this divide more apparent than in certified organic egg production. Some industrial-scale operations manage as many as two million hens on a single factory where they confine up to 200,000 birds in separate buildings. These corporate ...


Bangor Daily News

How homesteader, activist, writer Mort Mather found happiness in Maine
Bangor Daily News
He takes pleasure in raising a few Rhode Island Reds and cultivating a couple of acres of certified organic vegetables for personal use and for the restaurant, which opened in 2004. Barbara is the hostess there; Mort works behind the scenes, managing ...

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Bangor Daily News

How homesteader, activist, writer Mort Mather found happiness in Maine
Bangor Daily News
An early member and two-term president of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Mather also is widely credited with spearheading the derailment of a proposed oil refinery in the nearby town of Sanford and the successful effort to save a ...

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Home & Garden; It's Not Too Late for a Garden Tour
Freepress Online
If you hurry, you can catch the Camden Garden Club's held today, Thursday, July 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are still on sale at Camden Hills State Park, Route 1, north of Camden and Maine Sport Outfitters, Route 1, south of Camden, for $40 ...

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Wausau Daily Herald

Merrill-area blueberry farm gets organic stamp
Wausau Daily Herald
MAINE - Jeff Utech eats up to 100 pounds of blueberries each year from his rose-scented farm on Rainbow Drive. Those blueberries and that farm just south of Merrill became certified organic in early July. Utech's Rainbow Farm has evolved over recent ...


The Epoch Times

Organic Industry at Odds Over National GMO Labeling Bill
The Epoch Times
The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), which is known for having once sued the largest U.S.-owned GMO seed company, Monsanto, said in a statement it believed the OTA's support was critical to the success of the national bill.

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Bangor Daily News

GMO labeling bill exposes rift between Maine, national organic trade groups
Bangor Daily News
... to guarantee on-package product transparency,” Gerritsen argued. It “threatens the survival of organic farmers and the organic community we have all worked so hard for decades to build.” The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, which ...

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VinePair

Why 'California Champagne' & Other Generic Place Names Need To Go
VinePair
But what if your Maine lobster said “Product of Kansas” on its rubber-banded claw? Would the ... Like a “certified organic” or “grass fed” sticker, place names give shoppers an indication of quality, acceptable price, and even production method. By ...


Press Herald

Bill passed by Congress to require GMO labels on food falls short, critics say
Press Herald
“It's a huge disappointment, clearly,” said Ted Quaday, executive director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, known as MOFGA, which was instrumental in getting the 2014 law passed. Congress was “hoodwinked,” Quaday said, by ...

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Organic Authority

Organic Trade Group Loses Farmer...
Organic Authority
“It's important for the world to understand that it was the Organic Trade Association that killed our state GMO labeling laws by backing Monsanto's Stabenow-Roberts bill,” Maine organic seed farmer and longtime OSGATA President, Jim Gerritsen, said in ...


The Denver Post

Obama ready to sign food-label bill consumer groups find suspect
The Denver Post
State-imposed labeling requirements would be banned and producers that have secured a “certified organic” designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would be allowed to clearly display a “non-GMO” label on their products. ... That rule, plus ...
Consumer Groups Sound Off Over 'Sham' GMO Labeling BillProgress Illinois
Desert Gardener: GMOs are common in food industryYuma Sun

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Press Herald

An ancient tool, the scythe is also a fit for modern times
Press Herald
He'd brought his own scythe to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Farm & Homestead Day in June and was busily “mowing” through some thick grass at MOFGA's Common Ground Fairground in Unity. Not because anyone had told him ...


Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)

Local farms welcome public for Open Farm Day July 24
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)
Hosts Andrea and Allan Smith have created a diversified organic farm which includes MOFGA-certified market gardens as well as demonstration gardens developed and managed since 1998 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers ...


Lancaster Farming

Cover Crop 'Field Trip' Helps Organic Growers
Lancaster Farming
Dave Colson led the group on a tour of a crop demonstration plot at New Leaf Farm, where he is manager. Colson, who is agricultural services director for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or MOFGA, discussed types of cover crops, and ...


Organic Landscaping Course Addresses Growing Need for Chemical-Free Experts
Green Industry Pros
After receiving requests from Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), Portland Protectors, and many individuals to bring the course to Maine, NOFA is pleased to announce its inaugural course dates and offer early bird registration of ...


Hit pause on a Maine sustainable farming seal of approval
Press Herald
Department staff members could have learned this by consulting with the state's foremost authority in agricultural certification – the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. MOFGA serves as the USDA-accredited certification service for more ...


  

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