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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Vermont releases draft GMO labeling rules
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus - 10/16/2014.
The Vermont attorney general’s office Wednesday released a draft of the rules it is writing to govern the state’s first-in-the-nation law to require the labeling of food made with genetically modified organisms.
EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production
Environmental Protection Agency - 10/16/2014.
EPA analyzed the use of the neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in United States soybean production. EPA concludes that these seed treatments provide little or no overall benefits to soybean production in most situations. Published data indicate that in most cases there is no difference in soybean yield when soybean seed was treated with neonicotinoids versus not receiving any insect control treatment.
3 New Films Capture the Beauty and Sweat Equity of Our Small Farmers
Organic Connections - 10/16/2014.
Growing Local is a series of three short films. While “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.
Another Reason To Label Genetically Engineered Food: 2,4-D
Environmental Working Group - 10/16/2014.
By Mary Ellen Kustin - On Wednesday (Oct. 15), the Obama administration sped up the chemical treadmill by approving a new weed killer called Enlist Duo. This means that genetically engineered corn and soybeans – the two most widely grown crops in America – could soon be blanketed not only in glyphosate (the infamous ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) but also in 2,4-D, a toxic herbicide linked to Parkinson’s, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and thyroid and reproductive problems.
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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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