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Federal Register Publishes Interim Final Rule Establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

October 31, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the official publication of an interim final rule, which establishes the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the  Read More »

FACT’s 2019 Fund-a-Farmer Livestock Grants

FACT is now accepting applications for their next round of Fund-a-Farmer Grants. The application deadline is December 2, 2019 and grants will be awarded in winter 2020. This year FACT is delighted to again offer three types grants to working, independent family farmers located in  Read More »

The Organic Sprout – Spring 2019 Issue

The Fall 2018 issue of The Organic Sprout is available online! Please follow this link. You can read it from any device of your choice or download it as a PDF. Contents include Record Keeping for Certified Crop Producers-Part 2, Non-GMO Marketing Materials, Protecting Your  Read More »

New Resource on the MCS Website – Organic Marketing

MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) has new resources for its certified organic producers – an Organic Marketing menu which features newly developed Certified Organic IS Non-GMO labels, an organic certification and non-GMO label comparison checklist, as well as access to the Organic Valley (OV) Organic Is  Read More »

Got hayfields and pastures?

Do you have hayfields and pastures that are in need of some attention? Are you feeding your animals good quality forages? Do you want to learn what makes a good hay crop?   The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a 3-hour workshop on  Read More »