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The Margesons

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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
Agricultural Development Grants Announced
Maine Department of Agriculture - 1/14/2015.
Commissioner Walter Whitcomb announced 11 Agricultural Development Grant Program awards totaling over $422,855 at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show today. The preliminary selections were chosen by a review committee from 47 proposals submitted in response to a formal Request For Proposals (RFP) in November. The projects address needs in the agricultural industry for accelerating new market development, adoption of improved technology and promotion of agricultural products produced in Maine.
Poll: An appetite for labeling GMO foods
Burlington Free Press - 1/13/2015.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press - A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not. According to a December Associated Press-GfK poll, 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on products that contain genetically modified organisms, or foods grown from seeds engineered in labs.
EU vote gives governments the choice to grow GM crops
Reuters - 1/13/2015.
By Barbara Lewis - Individual EU nations will be able to ban cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops under a compromise deal agreed on Tuesday that ends years of deadlock over the barbed issue and could actually boost GM farming.
Is EU's New GMO Law a Gift to Agribusiness?
Common Dreams - 1/13/2015.
By Lauren McCauley - The European Parliament on Tuesday passed a law granting individual member states the power to permit or ban the planting of genetically modified crops, also known as GMOs, in their country. Though touted by some as another "nail in the coffin" for GMOs in Europe, other food advocates worry that the move further empowers agribusiness giants while failing to protect the rights of organic farmers.
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