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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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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 more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm
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Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
FDA, EPA at odds on consumer warnings about fish
Boston Globe - 12/13/2008.
For years, the federal government has recommended that pregnant women and young children limit their consumption of fish to avoid exposure to potentially harmful amounts of mercury. Now, two top consumer protection agencies are at odds on whether that advice should be reconsidered to encourage all people to eat more fish, in order to promote healthy hearts.
GMO Job
Grist - 12/12/2008.
Will the Obama administration be the first to seriously regulate genetically modified food?
Chef Survey: Locally-Grown Produce Will Be Hot in 2009
Treehugger - 12/11/2008.
As further evidence that locally-grown food is going mainstream, a new survey of 1,609 chefs by the National Restaurant Association ranked locally-grown produce as the hottest trend for 2009.
Why Michael Pollan Doesn't Want to Be Secretary of Agriculture
Alternet - 12/11/2008.
Writer and activist Michael Pollan has no interest in becoming President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of agriculture, thank you very much, even though there are a lot of people who think he'd be perfect for the job.
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