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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
State postpones slashing milk subsidies
Bangor Daily News - 1/23/2009.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s 330 dairy farmers dodged a collective blow this week when proposed deep cuts to state milk subsidies were shelved until May, when they will be reviewed anew.
Drugs from genetically engineered animals prepared to debut in US
Organic Consumers - 1/23/2009.
Medication from genetically engineered animals could appear as early as next month if, as anticipated, the Food and Drug Administration approves ATryn, a blood thinner made from the milk of genetically engineered goats.
The power of berries
The New York Times - 1/22/2009.
Several studies show that people who eat diets high in fruits and vegetables have lower cancer rates. Now a large body of research suggests that berries may be among the most potent cancer-fighting fruits.
Legislative panel suggests slashing milk subsidies
Bangor Daily News - 1/21/2009.
AUGUSTA, Maine — State legislators on the Agriculture, Forestry and Conservation Committee on Tuesday took the unprecedented step of recommending that price supports to Maine’s dairy farmers be slashed by $4.8 million.
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