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Scenes from Common Ground Country Fair

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September 24, 2018 – By Ethan Andrews, The Republican Journal – Tens of thousands of people converged on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association fairgrounds over the weekend to "celebrate rural living" for the 42nd annual Common Ground Country Fair.

Common Ground Country Fair celebrates local agriculture

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September 24, 2018 – By Anna Foster, Maine Campus – Kicking off the fall season, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) hosted its annual Common Ground Country Fair Sept. 21-23. The fair occurs every September in Unity, Maine and serves as a chance to “celebrate rural living,” according to MOFGA. In its 42nd year, the fair is a Maine tradition that aims to educate people about the state’s organic agriculture.

AgTechTakeback | Neither neoLuddism nor Corporate Ag – Towards a Holistic Agroecology

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September 23, 2018 - By Vassilis Gkisakis, arc2020 – Will hi-tech save agriculture from its otherwise intractable problems? Certainly technological stakeholders want it to appear so, as digitisation increases both in the fields and in the policy documents and future plans for the sector. Hi-tech solutions are promoted as unavoidable and necessary and are broadly publicised as the ultimate innovative path for the modernization of farming. In the quest for increased productivity, reduced costs and, notably, environmental sustainability, agtech is a core part of the answer – frοm the Commission to the companies invested in it.

Art of sheep shearing returns to Common Ground Country Fair

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September 22, 2018 – By Rachel Ohm, Kennebec Journal – Jeff Burchstead led a shaggy chocolate-colored sheep into the center of a barn Saturday at the Common Ground Country Fair, maneuvering the animal effortlessly until she flopped down on her hind legs atop his feet, ready for a new haircut.

Let towns keep the right to regulate pesticides in their communities

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September 21, 2018 – Bangor Daily News – Last year, pesticide manufacturers tried to undo local pesticide ordinances in Maine as part of a large state-by-state lobbying effort. That failed. Now they are trying to get Congress to undo these local rules in one fell swoop by changing federal regulations through the Farm Bill that is pending in Washington, D.C.

MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair

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September 20, 2018 – The Free Press – The 42nd annual Common Ground Country Fair will take place at the home of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 21 to 23.

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