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MOFGA Notes Mixed Results with the 2018 Farm Bill

Wins on funding for organic certification, research, new farmers and import enforcement shadowed by changes to the National Organic Standards Board. December 12, 2018 (Unity, ME) – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) generally is pleased with the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act  Read More »

MOFGA Certification Services 2017 Year in Review

MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) continued to see steady growth in 2017. We certified 49 new applicants, bringing our year-end total of MOFGA-certified operations to 536 and over 88,000 acres. This is an amazing achievement in a state our size, and much of the success of  Read More »

More time proposed for produce water standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing extending compliance deadlines on Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) provisions for produce water standards. Finalized in 2015, the water standards aim at keeping deadly pathogens like E. coli 0157:H7 out of water used to grow crops by  Read More »