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Amy Dodge

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Amy Dodge of MOFGA certified organic Fox Moon Farm at Indian Ridge in Addison. Dodge raises vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and annual cut flowers, which she sells through the Machias Marketplace, Jonesport Farmers’ Market, Perry Harvest Festival, Machias Harvest Festival and from her farm. Dodge says she takes a holistic approach to gardening and farming and strives for diversity in her systems. Visit Fox Moon Farm on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Researchers Develop Organic Disease Controls for Strawberry Growers
Organic Farming Research Foundation - 12/11/2014.
By Jane Sooby - Fungi love strawberries for the same reasons humans do: they are sweet, juicy and delicious fruits. Verticillium wilt fungus is particularly fond of strawberries, and a persistent threat to California’s $2.6 billion strawberry industry. But a team of Organic Farming Research Foundation research partners at the University of California Santa Cruz have developed an effective, organic system for fighting this soil-borne threat.
Organic farming can feed the world if done right, scientists claim
The Independent - 12/10/2014.
By Tom Bawden - Organic farming is much more productive than previously thought, according to a new analysis of agricultural studies that challenges the conventional “biased” view that pesticide-free agriculture cannot feed the world.
Big U.S. school districts plan switch to antibiotic-free chicken
Reuters - 12/10/2014.
By Tom Polansek - Six of the largest U.S. school districts are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, officials said on Tuesday, pressuring the world's top meat companies to adjust production practices in the latest push against drugs used on farms.
Maine activists join opponents of bill that would block food labeling
Portland Press Herald - 12/10/2014.
By Eric Russell - Big companies including Monsanto want Congress to pass the measure, which effectively blocks states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods.
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