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The Margesons

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Erich Margeson and his family from Margeson Organic Farm in Westmanland. The Margesons raise MOFGA certified organic potatoes, seed potatoes, winter squash, oats and garlic, which they sell through Maine Potato Lady,  Johnny's Selected Seeds and Fedco.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Latest climate change battle may center on food pyramid
Los Angeles Times - 1/18/2015.
By Evan Hapler - The political clash over climate change has entered new territory that does not involve a massive oil pipeline or a subsidy for renewable energy, but a quaint federal chart that tries to nudge Americans toward a healthy diet.
Five Questions with U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
The Daily Meal - 1/18/2015.
Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University, is hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. on January 21-22, 2015. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will be speaking there.
Drug companies to blame for antibiotic resistance, says pharmaceutical boss
The Telegraph (U.K.) - 1/18/2015.
By Sarah Knapton - Although doctors are usually criticised for over-prescribing antibiotics, Karl Rottier the president of Dutch-based DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals blames drug makers.
Plan targets farmers in 3 states to reduce Lake Erie algae
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 1/18/2015.
By John Seewer, Associated Press - Toledo, Ohio: Farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana are being asked to be part of the solution in fixing the algae problem in Lake Erie. Federal officials on Friday outlined a program that will make $17.5 million available to farmers who take steps to reduce the pollutants that wash away from the fields and help the algae thrive.
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