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The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and there are a couple of opportunities for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods


Know Your Organic Producers!


Meet Gregory Bertoni and Kelsey Woods of A Good Start in Old Orchard Beach, a MOFGA-certified organic farm that produces seedlings. They sell at the Saco River Market. Keep up with A Good Start on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Study finds GM corn disturbs immune system of mice
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.
Italy's National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition recently published a report online in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry documenting significant disturbances in the immune system of young and old mice that have been fed the genetically modified corn MON 810.
Bee learning behavior affected by eating toxin from GE corn
Organic Consumers - 12/24/2008.
A recent study found that honey bees fed on the active form of purified Cry1Ab protein, the genetically modified protein found in GM Bt corn, can be affected in the learning responses necessary to associate nectar sources with odorants.
Maine Farmland Trust eyes $1m loan to buy land
Kennebec Journal - 12/24/2008.
Maine Farmland Trust soon will receive a special $1 million loan from the Maine Community Foundation. Funds will be used to support the Trust's "buy/protect/sell" program, through which it purchases farms threatened by development.
(Maine) shrimp’s jumbo appeal
Bangor Daily News - 12/24/2008.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It also happens to be the holiday season, but in this specific instance we’re talking about wild Maine shrimp, the tiny, briny delicacy harvested in the Gulf of Maine during the coldest winter months.
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