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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Health care debate must include farmers
Common Dreams - 7/26/2009.
By Jim Goodman – Our current health care system is crushing farmers. And the proposals under consideration in Congress won’t give us the relief we need.
‘Lost season’
Bangor Daily News - 7/25/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Farmers are watching their hay crops being ruined and their feed corn shrivel as rain continues to plague Maine’s farming industry. “Everything is just devastated,” Dr. Rick Kersbergen of the Waldo County Cooperative Extension said Friday.
Gorgeous, rugged perennials attract nectar-loving insects
Bangor Daily News - 7/25/2009.
By Reeser Manley – Peter Beckford and I are standing in the middle of one of Rebel Hill Farm’s production fields, looking down on a small bed of native coneflowers, discussing their importance as nectar plants for bees and butterflies. Peter points to a broad patch of common milkweed flowering in the distant corner. “We saw a monarch there yesterday,” he says. “They are moving north with the flowering of milkweeds and soon we will find their caterpillars on those plants.
Chemical drift a growing concern for rural residents
Peoria Journal Star - 7/25/2009.
Lawmakers grapple with ways to create notification system
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