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USDA Misses Origin of Livestock Deadline

June 25, 2020

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill, the USDA was given 180 days to implement the Origin of Livestock Rule. This deadline passed without the National Organic Program finalizing this important rule, which will help to level the playing field for organic dairy producers. MOFGA has advocated for this change and along with several coalition partners signed on to a letter urging action now. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely and to work to ensure this rule is fully implemented.

 

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Janice Clark: We Thank You!

For 30 years worked for MOFGA as office manager, finance administrator and MOF&G advertising manager

Janice Clark and husband Bob Clark at MOFGA celebrate Janice's birthday in 2019 Janice Clark honored by MOFGA at the 2014 annual meeting
Janice Clark and husband Bob Clark at MOFGA celebrate Janice's birthday in 2019 Janice Clark honored by MOFGA at the 2014 annual meeting
MOFGA staff at a January 2019 retreat; Janice Clark far left in white- and black-striped sweater Janice Clark MOFGA staff photo
MOFGA staff at a January 2019 retreat; Janice Clark far left in white- and black-striped sweater Janice at MOFGA's former office in Augusta with the giant Norfolk pine in the background
MOFGA staff in 2002; Janice Clark back row, second from left  
MOFGA staff in 2002; Janice Clark back row, second from left  

April 27, 2020

Janice Clark today retired from the MOFGA staff. She started as bookkeeper in 1989 after having worked at the Oak Grove Coburn school in Vassalboro. Janice worked in our Augusta office for 10 years, and some people wondered if she would want to commute to MOFGA’s new home at the Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Janice was undaunted for another two decades, continuing to manage MOFGA’s finances and 30 Common Ground Country Fairs, arriving at the office at 5 a.m. approximately 6,000 times regardless of the weather. Janice provided love, laughter and sage advice to MOFGA staff and volunteers. Happy retirement!

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