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Mexico Threatening to Stop Buying Corn from U.S.
Government officials in Mexico plan to introduce legislation that would stop corn imports from the United States and instead have the country buy its corn from Argentina and Brazil. Mexico purchased an estimated $2.4 billion of corn from the United States in 2015. That is up from an estimated $390 million when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was put into place in 1995.
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Organic Orcharding Series
This spring and summer, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will present a series of seven one-day sessions covering the theory and hands-on practice of organic fruit tree and orchard management. The workshops are designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing planting scales ranging from backyard plantings to larger orchards. Participants may sign up for one or more sessions. Participants can sign up on their website.