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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.

Aitel, Spencer, at Common Ground Fair 1/28
Albert, Ben and Cat 2/1
Alliance for Clean and Healthy Maine 1/26
Amish community in Maine 3/44
Animal feed, organic 2/1
Animal ID (see National Animal Identification System)
Antibiotics
    from manure found in vegetables 1/9
    policy on as feed additives 4/8
Apple slices preferred to whole fruit by kids 4/37
Aquaculture Engineering 4/1
Aquatic Animal Task Force 2/34
Arsenic, in non-organic chicken products 4/24
Asparagus, tips for growing with peas and spinach 4/33
Avian influenza
    and kimchi 1/6
    and biosecurity in US 1/6
Ayurveda
    And herbs at Sam Havana 1/23
    for health 1/34
Baldacci, John, signs order to phase out toxics 2/7
Baldacci, Karen keynote address at Common Ground 4/29
Barley, new enzymes in 4/6
Bean
    Lingo 4/36
    Info on line 4/36
Beans, beanhole at Common Ground 4/36
Berries, and brain function 4/7
Bhopal, India 1/22
Breakwater School 4/43
Board of Pesticides Control
    adopts Chapter 26 4/10
    approves enforcement actions 4/11
    approves notification application fee waiver 4/12
    awards grants for bilingual pesticide education 2/10
    considers aerial spraying and drift 4/12
    considers change in registry fee 4/11
    considers indoor pesticide application rules 1/8; 2/10
    considers use of organophosphates in Maine 4/11
    considers Trichlorfan use 4/11
    develops changes to Chapter 20 4/12
    drafts best management practices for Turf pesticide and fertilizer 4/12
    examines Brown Tail moth control 4/11; 4/12
    hears effect of moth pesticide on lobster population 2/10
    hears groundwater monitoring report 4/11
    holds hearing on pesticide application in public buildings 2/10
    holds hearing on proposed rules to restrict pesticide use in Maine 2/11
    imposes fines 2/11
    increases product registration fee 4/11
    launches Yardscaping demo site 4/12
    meeting coverage 1/8; 2/10; 4/10; 4/12
    negotiates consent agreements 1/8; 2/10
    passes emergency registration of Checkmite 2/10
    passes emergency registration request 2/10
    passes policy regarding CPCA 2/10
    proposes amendment to Chapter 22 4/11
    relaxes notification requirements for pest applications around schools 2/10; 4/12
    reviews draft Velpar monitor report 4/12
    reviews aerial spraying near salmon stream 4/12
    sets priorities 4/11
    takes enforcement action against Cory Capitan 1/8
Book study group, to read Omnivore’s Dilemma 4/6
Bovine Growth Hormone, use in decline 4/8
Bt crops linked to illnesses 2/29
Bunker, John, 30 years at the fair 3/15
Calendar 1/46; 2/46; 3/69; 4/46
Canada, enacts pesticide legislation 4/24
Carter, Clayton 4/44
Cavendish, Chris 2/16
Chia seeds 2/37
Chickens, with new genes 3/13
Choline, dietary levels of  4/7
Clover mats, for foraging creatures 4/9
Codex Alimentarius 1/9
Common Ground Country Fair
    advance ticket/poster outlets 3/40
    agricultural demonstrations 1/41
    apply for a booth 1/41
    area banners 3/33
    artwork contest 2007 2/42
    bean hole beans at 4/36
    children’s area 3/25
    clean air event 3/34
    Common Kitchen
        donors 4/44
        feeds volunteers 3/26
        food needs of 2/42
    contest results 4/42
    Country Kitchen Demonstrations 3/26
    Coordinators needed 3/21
    directory of participants 3/41
    exhibition hall 1/42; 3/28
    exhibition hall winners 2005 1/42
    entertainment 3/27
    evaluation 1/41
    fair director, message from 3/20; 4/42
    fair safety personnel 3/34
    farms and farmers at the farmer’s market 3/28
    first aid 3/34
    food area 3/29
    foot race 3/29
    foot race results 4/42
    happy anniversary to 3/50
    Harry S. Truman games 3/29
    get ready for the fair 1/40
    getting there and getting in 3/22
    needs for 2006 1/41 
    keynote address 2005 1/28
    keynote speakers 2006 2/42; 3/31/ 4/26; 4/28; 4/30
    livestock area 3/32
    low impact forestry area 3/29
    Maine Fiber Farms area 3/32
    Maine Marketplace at 3/12
    navigating the fairgrounds 3/35
    ongoing weekend events at 3/34
    Organic Seed Partnership seed cleaning demos 3/24
    pedal to the fair 3/22
    phones at 3/34
    planning team 1/41
    plantings on grounds 3/24
    poster winner 2006  2/42
    Public Policy Committee Teach-ins 2006 3/30
    recycling and composting 3/34; 3/36
    schedule of events 3/36, 37, 38
    wish list 2/42
    public policy teach-in 2005 1/26
    school groups for clean up 2/42
    seating needed 1/41
    thirty years at 3/15
    volunteers needed 2/42; 3/21
    youth poultry competition 2/42
    volunteers at 3/20
    wash your hands 3/34
    Wednesday Spinners 3/32
    Youth Enterprise Zone 3/32
        Breakwater students at 4/43
Community Supported Agriculture 1/1; 4/5
    timing plantings on 2/14
    another way to build 3/16
Compost
    bins, purchased through municipalities 4/6
    simple 1/3
    tea and pathogens 4/9
    use at Johnny’s Selected Seeds 1/15
Conservation easements, at Johnny’s Selected Seeds 1/15
Cooperative Fund of New England 2/7
Corn, organic
    outyields conventional 4/9
    reduced worms in 4/9
Cotton
    Chinese GE losing profits 4/38
    farmers in Texas sue Monsanto 2/2
    hazards of conventionally grown 2/28
    organic at Walmart 4/38
Dairy consumption and body fat 3/47
Dairy farming, organic 1/20
Daytripping
    Participants listed 2/32
    participants needed 1/4
DDT
    and WHO promotion of 4/10
    exposure and motor skills 4/10
Deep Ecology 1/18
Deer Isle group proposes windmill 4/6
Daft horses, farming with 2/20
Eat Smart Eat Local 2/9
E. Coli 0157:H7 4/10
Editorials
    Are We Ready? 4/4
    A Robin’s Song 3/6
    Building Local Organic Communities 2/4
    First Carrot 3/6
    Farm-to-School-to-Community Fundraisers 4/5
    Food Security 2/4
    Freedom to Farm in Montville 2/5
    In the Tradition 1/5
    Make a Difference 2/6
    Self Reliance on a Global Scale 4/4
    Thirty-five Years of “Sisu” and Synergy 3/5
    Uncertainty 1/4
    What’s Your Dream? 1/4
    You Are What You Wear, Too 1/5
Editorial correction 2/6
Elm, Jefferson 4/6
EPA
    forced to phase our AZM 4/24
    pressured to allow pesticides 4/10
    weakening of pesticide rules rejected by US court 4/24
    wins methyl bromide suit 4/24
Ethanol
    production and politics 3/13
    value defended 3/6
Extending the Harvest video available 2/9
FDA, sued by CFS 3/13
Farm insurance, what you should know 2/30
Farm Profiles
    Bantry Bay Farm 4/24
    Blackstone Gardens 1/21
    Crystal Spring Community Farm 1/1
    Home Grown 4/1
    Hope’s Edge Farm 2/14
    Northern-Most Feeds 2/1
    Schoodic Hollow Farm 4/16
    Webb Family Farm 2/20
    Wholesome Valley Farm 3/44
Farmers Cooperative Restaurant in D.C. 4/7
Fedco Trees, growing nursery stock for 2/15
Fields, old, revitalizing for pasture and hay 2/35
Fly, killer, present on continent 1/9
Food and Faith program 2/23
Forestry, low-impact and MOFGA 3/49
From the Farmhouse 4/44
Fumento, Michael, takes Monsanto grant 2/29
GE alfalfa, hazards of 4/39
GE Corn, and herbicide production in human intestines 3/10
GE crops
    banned in Switzerland 1/7
    contaminating organic and conventional crops 1/6; 1/7
    exhibit bad results in lab animals 1/7
    inadequate oversight of by USDA  1/7
    moratorium on considered by Santa Cruz county 3/13
Geiser, Ken, keynote speech at Common Ground 4/30
Global climate change and crop yields 4/8
Gould, Brenda Lynn 2/24
Grain, organic, projected to be more profitable 4/6
Grants, conservation innovation 1/6
Green Building design 1/26
Guzzi, Mark 2/16
Harvest Kitchen
    A Celebration of the Harvest 3/59
    Eggs 1/35
    Raspberry Recipes 2/36
    Side Dishes for Baked Beans 4/37
Hazardous technologies, alternatives to 4/30
Heartsease Pansy 2/19
Hogs, organic 1/24
Home Grown 4/1
Homes, healthier 1/26
Housetrees and houseplants, growing from seed 3/18
Humanure, in Kenya 4/23
Image Building Concepts, provides marketing assistance 3/9
Indigo, dyeing with 2/26
Industrial chemicals, in newborns 1/26
Invasive species in Maine 3/21
Islesboro Central School, horticulture program and orchard project 4/18
Johnny’s Selected Seeds 1/14
    to be employee owned 2/7
Johnston, Jr., Rob 1/14
    advice to future farmers 1/15
Joseph Waweru Home School 4/22
    gardens at 4/23
Kenya, and local foods 4/22
Kroeck, Seth and Maura 1/1
Lady’s Mantle 3/55
Leeks 1/33
Livestock care
    tips for 3/54
    record keeping for 4/33
Loans, offered by Western Maine Farm Fund 2/9
London, local market and produce sales 4/7
Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors insurance program 2/43
Maine Center for Food Sovereignty 3/8
Maine Council of Churches
    applies for SARE grant with MOFGA 3/8
    Earth Care Team Initiative 2/23
Maine Earth Institute 1/18
Maine Exchange 1/47; 2/47/ 3/70/ 4/47
Maine Fare 3/66; 4/45
Maine Green House Group, and high heating costs 4/6
Maine Micro-dairy Development Cooperative formed b3/9
Maine restaurants and local produce 2/22
Maine Stoneworkers Guild 4/21
Medicinal mushrooms 2/24
Millay, Laura 2/16
Manure analyzing device 4/9
Meetings, Conferences, Festivals
    Farmer to Farmer 2005 1/30; 2/16
    Farmer to Farmer 2006 3/67
    International Organic Apple and Pear Symposium 1/16
    Maine Agricultural Trades Show 4/46
    MOFGA Earth Day Spring Cleanup 2/46
    New England Club Lamb Sale 1/6
    Seed Swap and Scion Exchange 1/44
    Small Farm Field Day 2/44
    Spring Growth 2/14
Michaud, Kendra 4/44
Milk, organic, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids 4/8
Milk, raw
    dairies targeted 4/8
    farms that produce certified organic 3/47
    makes a comeback 3/46
    Porter method using 4/3
MOF&G Index: 2005 1/10
MOFGA
    $10 Maine meals menu contest 2/23; 3/66
    administrative assistant sought 3/66
    and low-impact forestry  3/49
    at Environmental Health Lobby Day 1/45
    business members 1/45; 2/45; 3/68; 4/45
    Farm Training Project Workshops 2/44
    Farmers-in-Residence 4/44
    Happy Anniversary to  3/50
    hires marketing staff 3/68
    holiday gift ideas from  4/47
    journey person cohort 2006 2/44
    Moveable Feast 2006 4/46
    new faces at 2/45; 3/66
    partners with Unity College 3/67
    questions conventional blueberry yields 2/12
    rabbit barn construction party 2/42
    to host Tastings 3/66
    volunteers 1/45
    wish list 1/45
MOFGA certification process 1/43
    services hires new assistant 4/45
MOFGA certified growers 2/38; 3/62
MOFGA dedicated tree program 1/4; 2/45; 4/47
MOFGA-El Salvador Committee
    as part of US-El Salvador Sister Cities Network 3/68
    asks for bowls 3/68; 4/44
    empty bowl supper 1/44; 2/45
    plans Coffee Club 3/68
Monsanto
    sued by alfalfa growers 2/28
    sued by cotton farmers 2/29
Mushrooms, nutrient data on 4/7
National Animal Identification System (NAIS)
    addressed at Common Ground 4/32
    opposed by MOFGA 3/30
    questioned by MOFGA 1/37
National Organic Program (NOP), USDA publishes rule on 3/13
Native American foods revived 1/8
Nerve damage, caused by food additives 1/8
Northeast Recycling Council, resources of 4/41
Organic animal feed 2/1
Organic bouquet partners with Climate Trust 4/6
Organic foods
    in Scotland 1/8
    sales continue to increase 4/7
Organic retirement center 2/3
Organic Seed partnership at Common Ground Fair 3/24
Organic standards, and fish 2/34
Organic Wild Production considered by IFOAM  4/9
Peas, growing with oats as trellis 4/33
Pesticide Notification Registry 3/10; 4/11
Pesticides
    and Parkinson’s 3/13
    banned residue of found on vegetables 1/9
    linked to reduced fertility 1/9
Pig manure, safety of 1/25
Pig tractors 1/24
Pimentel, David 1/30
Piotti, John, to head Maine Farmland Trust 3/8
Poems
    Agribusiness, a pastoral 2/5
Portland City Hall, cuts carbon habit 2/9
Potatoes
    organic, growing bulletin released on 1/6
    rotations for 1/5
Potting soil 2/18
Poultry processing facility, coop owned state inspected considered 3/8
Pruning fruit trees and shrubs 4/35
Recipes
    Apple Clafouti 1/35
    Apple Turkey Salad 3/59
    Berry Cobbler 4/37
    Boston Brown Bread, steamed 4/37
    Broccoli Pesto 3/59
    Cole Slaw with options 4/37
    Corn Bread, basic 4/37
    Custardy Popovers 1/35
    Ensalada Olimpica 1/35
    Garlicky Green Beans w/ Roasted Red Pepper 3/59
    Leek Tart, open-face 1/33
    Leek, braised 1/33
    Leek and Potato Soup 1/33
    Peach Rasmatazz 2/36
    Pears and Cranberries, baked 3/59
    Portuguese Sweet Bread 1/35
    Raspberry Cobbler 2/36
    Raspberry Muffins 2/36
    Raspberry Sauce 2/36
    Raspberry Vinegar 2/36
    Squash, Baked Ginger 3/59
Reviews, books and publications
    A Keeper of Bees 3/60
    Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder 1/39
    Canning Season, The 4/39
    Dire Elegies, The 3/61
    Farmers Market Resource Guide, The 2/37
    From Grass to Gardens 4/39
    Herbs and the Earth 2/37
    How To Direct market Your Beef 2/37
    Humanure: Mankind’s Next Giant Leap 3/60
    IFOAM leaflets 2/37
    Mabel’s Book 4/41
    Manage Insects on Your Farm 1/39; 2/37
    Organic Dairy Farming 2/37; 4/41
    Organic, Inc 4/39
    Poultry Your Way 1/39
    Real Horsepower 2/37
    Safe disposal of Backyard Poultry Mortalities 4/41
    Shaker Your Plate 4/41
    Silent Joy 2/37
    Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch 2/37
    This Land is Their Land 1/38
    Wisdom of Small Farms and Local Foods, The 1/38
Reviews, DVDs, Videos
    Farmers and Their Innovative Cover Cropping Techniques 1/38
    Our Children at Risk 2/37
Sambhavana 1/22
Sass, Jerry, donates homestead and land to MOFGA 2/45
Schravesande-Gardei, Jacomijn 4/46
Scrapie Eradication Program 3/10
Seed cleaning equipment available 2/36
Sideman, Eric, twenty years on the job 1/36
Slow Food Movement in Italy 1/8
Software, agricultural 1/5
Soil, basics of organic fertility 3/57
Solar energy newsletter 1/39
Stonyfield Farm helps launch organic dairy with UNH 1/9
Strawberries, oat mulch for 4/33
Sustainable Agriculture Practicum offered 3/67
Tastings 3/66; 4/45
Terrestrial Ecosphere, connecting with 1/16
Tetanus booster 2/3
Thayer, Cynthia, keynote address at Common Ground 4/26
Tomato production in hoop houses 4/34
USDA
    Organic Transitions funding increased 3/9
    publications online 4/39
    sued by alfalfa growers 4/39
Volunteer Profiles
    Atwood, Liz 2/43
    Bolshaw, Kim 4/44
    Higgins, Caleb and Summer 3/68
    Mann, Tina 1/45
WalMart, organic products at 4/38
Walnuts, and heart health 4/7
Washington D. C., and farmers’ coop restaurant 4/7
Web sites noted
    bean information at NAL 4/36
    Center for Food Safety 4/41
    Environmental Health News 3/60
    environmental tipping points 4/41
    farm stays 4/41
    for chia seed 4/37
    for Pesticide Notification Registry application 4/12
    Freedom Wind Project 4/6
    Genetic Engineering Action Network 4/39
    HealthFreedomUSA 1/9
    Local Food Directories 1/38
    Maine Energy Investment Corp. 1/39
    Maine Farmlink 3/8
    Maine Green Power 4/6
    Mapmuse 4/6
    Meatrix II, The 4/41
    MOFGA farming/gardening fact sheets 4/37
    National Agriculture Library 1/39
    National Agricultural Statistics Service 1/39
    Northeast Recycling Council 4/41
    Organic Industry News 1/38
    Organic Seed Database 4/6
    SARE publication 4/41
    Shopper’s Guide, The 4/41
    smart water use 4/41
    Sustainable Agriculture Network 1/39
    Tree Hugger 4/41
    Vegetable Varieties of Gardeners 4/39
    Western Organization of Resource Councils 4/39
    Yardscaping 4/12
Wednesday spinners correction 4/42
Weed control device developed 1/6
Weeding tips 1/5
Western Mountains Alliance and The Maine Alternative Agriculture Association
    and Eat Smart Eat Local
    work to put local food in school systems 2/9
Western Organization of Resource Councils 4/39
Whole Foods pledges to support local farms 4/38
Wind Energy in the Midwest 1/32
Winter Cache Project 2/9
Women’s Agricultural Network (WAgN) celebrates 10th anniversary 3/9
Wood Prairie Farm, asked to apply for Gallo Gold Medal Award 3/5
Workshops
    MOFGA’s Farm Training Project 2/44
    on cider making 2/21
    on extending the harvest 2/9
    on growing winter vegetables 2/9
    on livestock health 1/37
World Council of Churches, calls for end to terminator technology 3/13
Yardscaping/Bayscaping seed mix 2/9
Young farmers, speak at Farmer to Farmer conference 2/16

    

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