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 The MOF&G Index: 2005 Minimize

Numbers refer to the issue and page number of The MOF&G

1 = MARCH/APRIL/MAY;
2 = JUNE/JULY/AUGUST;
3 = SEPT./OCT./NOV.;
4 = DEC./JAN./FEB.

Aerial spray ban sought 4/9
Aitel, Spencer, at Common Ground Fair 3/20
American Diet, insufficient nutrient intakes of 4/8
American Farmland Trust, hires New England rep 1/31
Anderson, Molly 2/28
Anne Johnson Fund 1/42
Apple guy 1/44
Apples and cancer prevention 1/34
Arsenic, in American rice 4/10
Atrazine ban urged 2/9
Back Bay Garden Club 4/16
Balch, Susan wins poster contest 2nd time! 2/41
Barley for ethanol 3/10
Bayer Crop Science, backs out of GE in India 1/8
Biodiesel addendum 4/3
Biodiversity on English organic farms 4/7
Biofuels evaluated 3/10
Biosa 4/26
Birth defects in migrant workers 4/8
Blueberries 2/33
Board of Pesticides control
   amends Chapter 27 2/12
   approves amendments to standards 3/12
   approves bee mite measures 2/10
   approves blueberry fungicide 1/10
   approves forestry herbicide 4/11
   approves migrant worker training 1/10
   clarifies IPM in schools 1/11
   conducts public building IPM workshop 4/11
   conducts public building IPM hearing 4/12
   considers Atrazine spill 1/10
   considers indoor pesticide regulation 2/10
   considers protection for chemically sensitive 2/11
   considers tax on pesticides 4/11
   develops positive ID policy 3/12; 4/1
   discusses MAC recommendations for CPC 4/12
   holds indoor pesticide regulations hearing 1/11
   leaves Trichlorfon on limited use list 4/11
   meeting coverage 1/10; 2/10; 3/12; 4/11
   passes consent agreements 1/11; 2/10; 3/12; 4/12
   questions school chemical bill 1/11
   responds to potato, blueberry requests 2/10
   reviews blueberry area spray water sample 2/12
   reviews precloture requests 1/11
   schedules critical pesticide control area hearings 1/11
   selects new ERAC members 3/12
   to investigate pesticide applications during rain 4/11
   to study effect of insecticides on lobster 4/12
Bocashi 4/27
Bookkeeping, on the farm 1/22
Brown, Tanya 1/29
Buckwheat and Bean intercrops 4/37
Bt Corn, found to offer no advantage 4/30
Buying clubs, Maine 4/17
Cafe Ereguan Coffee Cooperative 2/42
Calendar 1/46; 2/46; 3/61; 4/46
Canning with care 2/21
Carrot seeds, pre-sowing on toilet paper 1/31
Cavendish, Chris, speaks at Small Farm Field Day 4/24
Christmas wreath business 4/16
Community sustainability co-op 1/6; 2/7
Cropp 1/7
Cosmetics, safe 2/3
Country of origin labeling stalled 4/7
Cow, family, considering one 4/34
Cows, CSA, in Indiana 1/31
Curriculum contest 1/6
Cold Frames, and hot beds 4/25
Common Ground Country Fair
   admission fees 3/19
   advance ticket outlets 3/36; 4/43
   ag booths available 2/40
   ag demos planned 2/40; 3/23
   animal products area 3/24
   animals at 3/22
   artwork contest (2006) 2/40
   awards and contest winners, 2005 4/41
   blacksmith shop raised 4/46
   children’s area 3/25
      thank you 4/43
   Common Kitchen and food donors 4/43
   coordinators need for 1/39; 2/40; 3/15
   directory of fair participants 3/37, 38
   Draft Horse Show Class list 3/23
   exhibition hall 2/40; 3/25
   farmers’ market participants at 3/27
   fair director, message from 3/14
      thank you 4/41
   fiddlers’ showcase 4/42
   folk arts 3/26
   food 3/26
   food needed for 2/40
   food vendor awards 4/42
   foot race, 5K 3/28; 4/42
   getting there, getting in 3/18
   hello, Barbara! 4/42
   is coming! 1/39
   keynote address 2004 3/46
   keynote speakers 3/20, 21
   Maine Apple Adventures at 3/25
   map and key 3/30
   parking and pets 3/19
   planning team 3/14
   planning team help needed 2/40
   poster locales needed 2/40
   poultry show 4/42
   recycling help needed 2/40
   schedule of events 3/32, 33, 34
   school groups needed for 2/40
   special events 3/28
   volunteers needed 2005 2/40; 3/15
   wash your hands 3/22
   Youth Enterprise Zone 3/25; 4/32
Composting, for backyard or small farm 4/32
Conservation contracts awarded 4/6
Cotton, organic, directory 4/40
Dairy, “organic” factory farm 4/8
Dickson-Smith, Susan, appreciates Common Ground 3/13
Editorials
   A Common Vision 1/5
   A Garden in Every Yard 4/5
   A Time to Be Bolder 4/5
   Contra Madness 4/5
   Everyone Loves Local Agriculture 3/5
   Fighting Goliath 1/5
   Let the Biological Revolution Bloom 2/5
   Organics, our common work and compassion 1/4
   Passion and Patience 2/5
   Shopping to Support Living Wages 4/4
   Solidarity and Possibility 3/5
   We are the Consequences of our Actions 2/4
   What Do We Want 3/6
Eggs, free range 4/6
Enshayan, Kamyar 4/19
Environmental Toxins, and heritable damage 3/12
EPA
   criticized for CHEERS 1/8
   sued for children’s pesticide risk 3/11
   terminates CHEERS 2/8
Everitt, Will, at TAC 1/29
Farm Fresh Connection 4/17
Farm Profiles
   Humustacia Permaculture Gardens 3/40
   Morrill Farm 1/1
   Sumner Valley Farm 1/1
   Tatelbaum/Winer Homestead 2/21
   Weeping Duck Farm 4/1
Farmers’ Markets boost downtown economy 4/7
Fats, quality 1/35
Fenske, Dr. Richard 1/26
Fermented foods 4/20
Fluorescent tracers 1/26
Fluoride, in national food supply 1/12
“Forever Wild”, to benefit DLWA 3/9
Future of Food, The 4/40
Garlic oil, as bird repellent 1/30
Gases from dairy farms, pollution source 4/9
GE labeling law, passes in Alaska 4/10
Genetically engineered
   corn study 4/10
   cows 2/12
   trees 4/29
Genetically engineered crops
   approved in Mexico 2/13
   banned in Poland 2/12
   field tested in Missouri 2/13
   found to contaminate land for 15 years 4/11
   found harmful in Britain 2/13
   protested by U.S. cotton farmers 2/13
   protested in Japan 2/12
GM pharmaceutical crops, study warns of risks in 1/8
GMO
   field tests conducted 2/11
   pollen travels 1/3
   protested at IUCN conference 1/8
   regulations favored by public 1/7
Glyphosate, toxicity of 4/10
Grants, and loans for efficient energy systems 2/7
Goat meat market grows 1/33
Goranson Farm Fund 1/3
Gordon Stein Fund 1/42
Grandin, Temple, speaks at Grass Farmers Network 4/36
Grazing contract 4/30
Green Tags, benefits of 1/11
Grubinger, Vern, keynote speech at Farmer to Farmer 2/18
Hamel, Ed 4/45
Harvest Kitchen
   Hot Pepper Sauces 3/50
   Maple Syrup 1/34
   Squash cravings 4/38
   Strawberries 2/32
Heifer International 3/45
Herbs and flowers for pollinators 4/23
Hersey, John, on gardening 3/43
Holistic Management 1/33
Home Depot, and pesticide sales 4/9
Horizon Organics 4/6
Howe, John, at Common Ground 2/41; 3/20
IFOAM
   approves revised principles 4/7
   considers organic certification standards 2/8
   fights GMOs 1/8
Industrial agriculture, subsidies for increase 1/12
Insurance publications, for Mainers 4/6
Iowa, local markets in 4/18
Irrigation
   drip 2/31
   subsurface 1/31
Kafka, Jason, keynote speech at Common Ground 1/25
Kersbergen, Rick, receives fellowship 2/6
King, Garfield and Venette 4/5
Kirschenmann, Fred, at Spring Growth Conference 2/26
Kratka, Josh 1/29
Kucinich, Dennis, at Common Ground 3/12; 4/14
Landscaping, at Common Ground Education Center 4/44
Lead legislation passes 3/8
Lindane ban urged 2/9
Livestock behavior 4/36
Loans, record from Western Maine Farm Fund 2/6
Leftover food
   at McGill University 1/23
   in American households 1/23
Local markets and profits 4/18
Maine communities consider GMO ban 2/11; 2/13
Maine Exchange 1/47; 2/47; 3/62; 4/47
Mediation, free, for producers 3/9
Meetings, Conferences, Festivals
   (see also Common Ground Fair)
   Cheese and Wine Festival 2/6
   Denmark Sheepfest 1/6
   Farm/Garden/Orchard Tour 3/58
   Farmer to Farmer 2005 3/59
   Herb Fest 2/6; 3/10
   Maine Grass Farmers Conference 2/30
   National Farm to Cafeteria Conference 2/7
   Seed Swap and Scion Exchange
      2005 1/6
      2006 4/44
   Small Farm Field Day 2 /43
   Spring Growth 2005, 1/41; 2/26; 3/44
   Toxics Action Conference 2004 1/29
   Volunteer Work Day 1/43
Methyl Bromide, use in US 1/9
Mexico, GM Corn not found in 4/11
Midnight Kitchen, at McGill University 1/23
Milk, organic, more nutrients in 1/35
Miller, Lynn, at Common Ground Fair 3/46
Migrant Health Program 4/6
Milk thistle 2/34
Mint oil, as ant repellant 2/12
MOF&G Index: 2004 1/40
MOFGA
   Dedicated Tree Program 4/4
   hires livestock inspector 4/45
   holiday gift idea 4/4
   morsels 4/45
   receives peacemaker award 3/57
   representatives meet with governor 3/8
   seeks hay-making equipment 2/44
   staff update 3/58
   volunteer opportunities 1/44
MOFGA business members 1/45; 2/45; 3/58; 4/45
MOFGA certified growers and producers 2/36; 3/53
MOFGA-El Salvador Committee
   empty bowl supper 1/43; 2/43
   travel to El Salvador 2/42
MOFGA organic certification, basics 1/41
Monsanto
   buys Seminis 2/13
   files hog patents 4/10
   fined over Indonesian bribes 1/8
Moon, full, and frost 3/47
Nature benefits children, study indicates 4/8
Neem patent revoked 2/7
NOFA
   landscaping guide 4/6
   N.Y. hires seed project coordinator 2/6
   prints handbooks on organic growing 2/35
National Organic Program, audited 2/8
Northern Sky News, recommended 4/3
Oakhurst Dairy, distributes organic milk 4/6
Oden, Nancy, runs for governor 3/6
Organic crop rotation 1/31
Organic diet for children 4/10
Organic Farmers survey available 1/13
Organic food
   costs of 4/9
   pesticide free? 4/3
   popularity keeps growing 1/12; 2/28
Organic non-food products, to be certified 4/9
Organic programs, funding holds steady 1/12
Organic standards debated 4/6
Organic Trade Association, responds to biotech study 1/8
Organic Valley, to fund transition to organic 1/12
Permaculture
   courses on line 3/9
   experts in Whitefield 3/40
   video on 1/38
Perron family 1/1
Pest control, fall planning for 3/48
Pesticide
accumulation found in North American birds 2/9
and other pollutants found in newborns 3/11
air pollution target of lawsuit 1/12
concentrates found in dust 2/9
DDT resources 2/12
exposure routine in farm workers 2/8; 4/8
exposure widespread in U.S. population 4/8
glufosinate studied 1/9
glyphosate linked to health problems 4/10
neurological effect of chronic exposure to 4/10
perchlorate in food 1/11; 2/3
Roundup found harmful 3/11
spinosad and bee health 4/10
use and Home Depot 4/9
use increases in GE crops 2/12
Photography, used to study pesticide poisoning 1/26
Pigs, cloned, and immunity in 1/33
Pimental, David, reports on pesticides, evaluates organic methods 3/10
Plants found to repair genetic errors 4/10
Polyvinyl chloride waste, in Maine 1/10
Poems
Leading the Way 3/5
My Little Collection 2/4
Weeding Roses 3/57
Pork, free range, for flavor 1/35
Poultry
disease, video available free 4/40
processing coop forming 1/7
Predator Friendly Farming 1/14
Pyrethroid metabolite, found in test subjects 4/8
Raspberry cultivation 1/18
Recipes
Berries and Greens 2/32
Blueberry juice 2/33
canned fruit juice 2/20
Caribeans 2/20
Carrot Almond Cake 1/34
Cottage cheese topping 2/32
Cranberry Squash 4/38
Cream Cheese Frosting 1/34
Dandy Chai 2/20
Grapes and Berries, creamy 2/32
Hot Pepper Sauce, basic 3/50
Jalepeno Sauce 3/50
Jerk Sauce 2/20
La Mesa Chili Sauce 3/50
Maple Custard 1/34
Mustard dressing, sweet and tart 1/34
Oven-roasted squash w/ garlic 4/38
Mild Pepper Puree or chili paste 3/50
Sage and Butternut Squash Risotto 4/38
Salmon, broiled w/ maple syrup and white wine 1/34
Sautéed Turkey or chicken w/ strawberry puree 2/32
Sriracha (Rooster) Sauce 3/50
Strawberries and Rhubarb 2/3
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce 3/50
Tomatilla Mint Sauce 3/50
West Indian Hot Sauce 3.50
Winter Squash Soufflé 4/38
Reviews, books
Arborsculpture 4/39
Bringing The Food Economy Home 1/37
Civic Agriculture 1/37
Cornell Guide For Integrated Field Crop Management 4/39
Food Politics 3/52
Frost Heaves 2/35
Growing Together Proceedings 3/51
I Grew Up On A Farm 4/40
Kids Container Gardening 3/51
Liquid Gold 3/52
Living Within Our Means 2/35
Micro Eco-Farming 1/38
Mountain Gardening 1/38
NOFA Handbooks on Organic Growing 2/35
Organic Farming Compliance Handbook 1/38
Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management 2/35; 4/39
Rural Renaissance 3/51
Shetland Breeds: Ancient, Endangered, and Adaptable 1/37
State of the World 2005 1/37
Two Farms 2/35
Reviews, CD-ROM
Organic Agricultural Products 4/39
Reviews, Videos, DVDs
Global Gardener with Bill Mollison 1/38
The Future of Food 4/40
Roundup
kills amphibians 2/9
inert ingredients hazardous 2/9
SARE grants awarded 2/6
Savages, The, CD to benefit MOFGA 4/4
School foods go organic, in UK 2/8
Self-heal (prunella vulgaris) 1/36
Shade trees for forage plants 4/30
Shrimp, imported, hazards of 2/8
Slow Food 2/14
Soilless mixes for seedlings 1/32
Solar water pumps 4/37
Sustainability series in Norway, ME 4/6
Syngenta
GE seed error revealed 2/13
claims rice ownership 4/10
Taste of Success 1/6
Tastings 2/43; 3/59
Tatelbaum, Linda 2/20
Tax on seeds goes into effect in Maine 3/8
Terre Madre 2/14
Tisher, Sharon 4/13
Tomato seeds, producing 3/49
Troy Howard Middle School, garden company 2/25
Tumer, Laurie 1/26
Twomey, Joanne, at Toxics Action Conference 1/29
United Natural Foods, and buying clubs 4/17
Unity College/MOFGA Sustainable Ag Program 1/42
Urinary tract infections, antibiotic-resistant on the rise 1/12
Varroa mites 4/30
Veriflora certification standard 4/7
Vermont
GE seed labeling law 1/6
farmer protection act 2/12
Vertical farms 4/8
Volunteer Profiles
Birdsall, Paul 2/45
Blacksmith shop volunteers 4/46
Bunker, John 1/44
Hayward, Sam 3/61
Water conservation, in agriculture 1/31
Web sites noted
impact of nanotechnology on agriculture 3/51
Maine Farm Study 3/51
National Farmers Union 4/39
nutrition.gov 1/34
organic agriculture information 3/51; 4/39
SAN publications 3/51
vegetable MD on line 4/39
Weston A. Price Foundation 1/35
Why Do I Garden? 3/43
Winer, Kal 2/20
Woodward, Lawrence 3/44
Workshop and classes
beekeeping, organic 4/9
Border Collies Training Clinic 2/7
food dryer workshop 3/9
Low Impact Forestry Workshop 3/60
MOFGA farm training project workshops 2/44
Nose to Tail Pork Processing 3/58
organic orcharding 1/43
becomes MOFGA institution 4/44
Seed, Squash, and Song 3/9
Sheep and Goat FAMACHA workshop 2/7
Timber Frame Raising Workshop 2/44
Wreath business 4/16

Thanks, again, to Lynn Allen for indexing The MOF&G.

    

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