Posts By: DavidBright

MFB in the News Potato

Ryan Crane honored by Maine Potato Board

Ryan Crane of Exeter, the chair of the Maine Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee, has been named the Maine Potato Board’s 2016 Young Farm of the Year. An Exeter native, graduate of Dexter Regional High School and Purdue University, the fourth-generation potato farmer currently is production manager at Crane Brothers Farms, a 3,000-acre operation with… Read more >

Aroostook County Potato

Happy retirement Dan and Lucille Stewart

  Nice story in the Bangor Daily News recently about Presque Isle farmer Dan Stewart and his wife Lucille looking forward to more time with their grandkids now that Dan is retiring. You can read the BDN story here: Dan has been featured as one of the Farm Bureau members on the home page of… Read more >

Broadband

Farmer learns he’s not alone once Farm Bureau involved

By Frank Allen and Rommy Haines, Aroostook County Farm Bureau Jim and Megan Gerritsen have done all the right things to keep their small family potato farm sustainable and profitable. They have sized their operation to fit the land and machinery they have available. Rather than be held hostage to uncertainty of a commodity market,… Read more >

Broadband

Farm Bureau Sees Expansion of Rural Broadband Internet

By David Bright, MFB State Director The last mile may be in sight, but when it comes to bringing broadband Internet service to all of Maine, people in many parts of the state still can’t quite get there from here. Maine Farm Bureau joined with a number of other groups during the Legislative session and… Read more >

Legislative

Legislative Update #3 — Jan. 23, 2015

No 3                                                                                                                    January 23, 2015 BILLS INTRODUCED: LD 4 An Act To Promote Industrial Hemp (Sanderson-Chelsea, Hamper-Oxford, Dunphy-Embden, Goode-Bangor, O’Connor-Berwick, Parry-Arundel, Pouliot-Augusta, Shaw-Standish, Timberlake- Turner). Removes the requirement that an applicant for an initial license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes must submit a set of fingerprints and file with the Commissioner of DACF… Read more >