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OSGATA et al v. Monsanto – Lawsuit Documents
OSGATA et al v. Monsanto Press Releases
- Supreme Court Denies Family Farmers The Right to Self Defense From Monsanto Abuse (01/13/14)
- Organic Seed Growers, Family Farmers File Brief in Final Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court (12/23/13)
- American Farmers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court to Seek Protection from Genetic Contamination And Invalidate Monsantos Patents on Genetically Engineered Crops.
- Appeals Court Binds Monsanto To Promise Not To Sue Organic Farmers. (06/13/13)
- Maine Seed Potato Farmer Keynotes Oregon Environmental Law Conference. (02/25/13)
- Farmers Join Hundreds to Protest Outside Monsanto Hearing and Demand End to Monsanto’s Campaign of Intimidation in Rural America Over GMOs. (01/10/13)
- Family Farmers travel to Washington D.C. to Take on Monsanto (01/04/13)
- OSGATA et al v. MONSANTO ORAL ARGUMENT SLATED FOR JANUARY 10, 2013 (11/23/12)
- OSGATA Responds to Flawed NPR Article on GMOs (10/18/12)
- Maine Farmer to Speak in New York City (10/12/12)
- Landmark Family Farmers Lawsuit Grows (07/17/12)
- Farmers and organizations file brief for Appellate Court today. (07/05/12)
- Aroostook Farmer Featured Speaker At Maine’s Urban Earth Day (04/17/12)
- Organic Farmers File Appeal in OSGATA v. Monsanto (Press Release (03/28/12)
- Maine Farmer to Explain Organic Lawsuit Against Monsanto on Maine Watch (03/05/12)
- Judge Ridicules Farmers’ Right to Grow Food Wihout Fear, Contamination and Economic Harm (02/27/12)
- OSGATA v. Monsanto: Will Family Farmers Recieve Justice? (02/02/12)
- A Citizen’s Assembly in Support For Family Farmers vs. Monsanto. (01/16/12)
- Update: Judge Orders Oral Argument On Monsanto Motion to Dismiss (12/30/11)
- Update: Organic Family Farmers Defend Their Right to Protect Themselves From Monsanto Patents. (08/12/11)
- Family Farmers Amplify Complaint Against Monsanto’s GMOs (06/01/11)
- Organic Farmers and Seed Sellers Sue Monsanto To Protect Themselves From Patents On Genetically Modified Seed (03/29/11)
We thought we'd offer this link to a recent first person article written about the Aroostook County Maine potato harvest. "Seven days a week, all hours the sun shines and so many hours it doesn't, you sort, dig, pick and handle potatoes…This is harvest and there's work to be done…" Our own Wood Prairie Aroostook potato harvest ended Thursday evening as the rain began. It's been rainy and wet ever since and we're grateful to be done. Happy World Food Day everyone. Jim & Megan
Harvest in Aroostook County has a long-standing tradition of making honest young men out of gangly, pimply-faced boys and strong, hard-working young women out of teenaged girls. Harvest in Aroostook County can be a turning point for many young people, a serious of pivotal moments, usually occurring…
Hi Megan,Here is my cold frame goodies as of October 31st… I’ve been enjoying the tatsoi. Angie
Jim & I are working on the catalog today. Tomorrow everybody will work on making and shipping the October Potato Sampler and on Tuesday we will take another try at harvesting the carrots. Potato harvest is done. Next week we are going to Denmark on the UMO Grain farm field trip. See the article below
We are going to plow down our Buckwheat cover crop this afternoon, and then plant Rapeseed. here is the research below:
Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur
compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that
are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation.
Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures have
been associated with reductions in soilborne pests and pathogens.
Selected Brassica crops, including canola, rape, oilseed radish,
turnip, yellow mustard, and Indian mustard, were evaluated for control
of various soilborne potato pathogens and diseases in culture,
greenhouse trials, and field trials on commercial potato farms.
Brassica crops inhibited growth of a variety of soilborne pathogens of
Brassica species and related plants produce sulfur compounds which break down in soil to produce volatile compounds that are toxic to many soil organisms in a process called biofumigation. Several Brassica crops used in crop rotations and as green manures …
Thanks for the potato chip recipe. Tried it out on Saturday morning
with our freshly picked Carola potatoes…..was a big hit. I kept the
skins on. Paul kept eating them before I could put the next batch out.
All our kids loved them and wanted more. Would love to make all our
own chips….someday. Our potatoes have been growing great! Thanks! Goldie
We received the gift of a Tide Mill Wreath. Such a beautifully made gift and expressive of the season – evergreen boughs cut right here in Maine. Read about their wonderful farm.
Our unique Seaside Wreath combines the beauty of balsam fir with the softness of our native White Pine (Maine’s state tree). The wreath is accented with Blue Mussel shells and sprigs of Sea Heather from our seashores, complementing the hand-tied burgundy bow.
Gingerbread Men. See recipe on Discussions section.