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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Discounted fresh local food offered to low-income seniors, SNAP/EBT users
Maine Farmland Trust - 10/20/2014.
By Carolyn Zachary, The Republican Journal - Low-income senior citizens and others of any age who receive SNAP and EBT benefits can apply for winter Community Farm Shares, which enable them to buy locally produced fresh food at half-price at special “markets” in Belfast and Unity.
New report: USDA must act to drive down dangerously high poultry pathogen rates
The Washington Post - 10/20/2014.
By Kimberly Kindy - The U.S. Department of Agriculture must set strict pathogen limits for poultry products with the highest contamination rates and find ways to measure a poultry plant’s success with these new standards, according to a government report released Thursday.
A sprinkle of compost helps rangeland lock up carbon
San Francisco Chronicle - 10/20/2014.
By Carolyn Lochhead - A compost experiment that began seven years ago on a Marin County ranch has uncovered a disarmingly simple and benign way to remove carbon dioxide from the air, holding the potential to turn the vast rangeland of California and the world into a weapon against climate change.
New lab would expand pest, disease monitoring
The Working Waterfront - 10/20/2014.
By Laurie Schreiber - At the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service's Insect and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, scientists tasked with diagnosing and monitoring diseases and pests that can affect plant, animal and, often, human health worry about being up to the challenge. This is because current facilities are insecure, outdated, too small, located in high-traffic pedestrian areas, and can't keep up with demand.
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November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

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