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Ben Perrin

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Perrin of the MOFGA certified organic Burke Hill Farm in Cherryfield. Ben grows lowbush blueberries and garlic. He sells at the Common Ground Country Fair, farmers' cooperatives, farmers' markets, to several wholesale and retail accounts, and from the farm. You can contact Ben at BurkeHillFarm@gmail.com.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Antibiotics in Livestock: F.D.A. Finds Use Is Rising
The New York Times - 10/2/2014.
By Sabrina Tavernise - The amount of antibiotics sold for use in livestock rose substantially in recent years, according to the Food and Drug Administration, a pattern that experts said was troubling given the efforts to battle antibiotic resistance in humans.
Organic Farms Noteworthy in Many Ways According to USDA Census of Agriculture
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 10/2/2014.
The new data set includes national and state level data on all farms and farmers with organic sales as of 2012. The data set includes state level data on the number of farms producing organic crops, total acreage in organic production, value of production from farms with organic sales, farming practices employed by farms with organic sales, and the ownership characteristics of farms with organic sales among several other data points.
Meet Maine's teen farmers – in pictures
The Guardian [UK] - 10/2/2014.
In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down – sometimes for weeks at a time – while their students haul in the harvest or monitor conveyor belts for potatoes that don’t measure up as farmers rush to fill their stores before the ground freezes.
Biotech and Agribusinesses Spending Heavily to Defeat State GMO Food Labeling Votes
The Cornucopia Institute - 10/1/2014.
Infographic showing which companies support or oppose labeling initiatives for genetically engineered foods
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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