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2017 Poster for the Common Ground Country Fair

2017 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Unveiled

The 2017 Common Ground Country Fair poster was unveiled during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show this week. The poster features three Columbian Wyandotte chickens roosting. This uncommon variety is well suited to Maine’s climate and is raised for both meat and egg production. Local artist Dwight Gagnon of Benton created the design, which is a delightful and fitting image for the 41st annual Common Ground Country Fair, September 22, 23 and 24.
The poster is now available online through our MOFGA Store.

Three Columbian Wyandotte chickens appear on the poster for the 2017 Common Ground Country Fair

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine Farmers Seek Place in Booming Pork Industry
Maine Public Broadcasting - 1/12/2017.
By Jennifer Mitchell - The past three years have seen a rapid rise in demand for one type of meat nationwide: pork.
Experts have only a hazy idea of marijuana’s myriad health effects, and federal laws are to blame
Los Angeles Times - 1/12/2017.
By Melissa Healy - More than 22 million Americans use some form of marijuana each month, and it’s now approved for medicinal or recreational use in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. Nationwide, legal sales of the drug reached an estimated $7.1 billion last year.
Experts at Maine Agricultural Trades Show urge Maine farmers to prepare for wild weather swings
Kennebec Journal - 1/11/2017.
By Charles Eichacker - The drought that hit New England last spring and summer affected many Maine farmers, particularly in the southern third of the state. Reduced hay harvests, smaller fruit yields and a greater reliance on irrigation systems were a few of the symptoms of the driest growing season the state had seen in years.
Agricultural Development Grants Announced
Maine Department of Agriculture - 1/11/2017.
Commissioner Walt Whitcomb announced six (6) Agricultural Development Grant Program awards totaling $248,375 at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show today. The projects address needs in the agricultural industry for improvements in the profitability of Maine grown crops; reducing costs associated with drought or other natural crop disturbances; product enhancements for value added, nutrition, marketing and/or food safety; and national, local and regional market development.
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