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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
As spring draws near, winter farmer's market to close
Foster’s Daily Democrat - 2/28/2014.
By Crystal A. Weyers – Berwick, Maine: With spring officially beginning March 20, the end is drawing near for the Winter Farmer's Market. This was the first time the town held a winter farmer's market and manager Jessica Sheldon has been pleased with the response.
Maine Delegation Questions WIC Program Potato Ban
Maine Public Broadcasting - 2/28/2014.
Members of Maine's congressional delegation say they're disappointed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will continue to ban fresh white potatoes from the so-called WIC program, a federal nutrition initiative for women and children.
A Sweet Business
Bangor Metro - 2/28/2014.
By Craig Idlebrook – One of the most successful maple syrup businesses in Aroostook County owes its origins to a nearly forgotten maple farm. Back in 1934, Bridgewater resident Ellie Sharp began tapping maple trees and constructed a maple sap evaporator, but his syruping operation petered out when he died a few years later. His evaporating equipment was left in the forest, and his maple farm was relegated to family lore.
Why The 'Non-GMO' Label Is Organic's Frenemy
National Public Radio - 2/28/2014.
By Dan Charles – Non-GMO labels are diverting some consumers away from organic.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

October 3 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

October 5 - Herb Blending Day

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 21 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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