Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
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MOFGA Joins Lawsuit to Sue USDA over Organic Soil-less Loophole

Organic Farming Requires Building Healthy Soils, Not Growing Food in Sterile “Hydroponic” Operations

March 4, 2020

This week we joined a coalition of groups and organic producers that have filed a lawsuit challenging the United States Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow hydroponic operations to be certified organic. We’ve been active for nearly 50 years in creating and implementing strong organic standards, which are based on building healthy soil.

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Wild blueberry conference strategizes how industry can stay relevant

February 23, 2020 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Wild blueberries are an iconic food in Maine. Despite the products’ rich flavor and known health benefits, though, the industry has struggled to make inroads, especially compared to the bigger, more ubiquitous cultivated blueberries, which are commonly found in grocery store produce aisles around the country.

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