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Joy Trueworthy and Brittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag.

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Meet Brittany Hopkins (right) and Joy Trueworthy of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag. This MOFGA certified organic farm grows vegetables, herbs, berries and melons to sell at the Ellsworth Farmers' Market on Saturdays, the Bangor Farmers' Market on Sundays, and at an on-farm stand. "We are proud to have MOFGA independently verify our organic practices," say the farmers. Learn more at www.wiseacresfarm.net and at www.facebook.com/wiseacresfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pesticides panel drops plan for check-ins with neighbors
Bangor Daily News - 12/20/2008.
 By Kent Ward – State regulators on Friday scrapped a proposal that would have required farmers to check in annually with neighboring landowners about whether they want to be informed about aerial application of pesticides. Maine’s Board of Pesticides Control still will push forward with a plan to create a statewide registry of people who want to be notified if pesticides are sprayed nearby.
Wood ashes benefit gardens when applied in moderation
Bangor Daily News - 12/20/2008.
By Reeser Manley – A lot of Maine gardeners rely on wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to stay warm in winter, resulting in an abundance of wood ashes. An average cord of wood, depending on wood type and combustion efficiency, will yield a 5-gallon bucket of ashes. Should these ashes be used in the garden?
EU deal on new pesticide controls
BBC News - 12/19/2008.
The EU is moving towards stricter controls on pesticides after European Parliament negotiators reached a deal with the 27 EU member states.
In Memoriam
MOFGA Announcements - 12/19/2008.
Jim Cook, founder of Crown of Maine Organic Produce.
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