Posts By: Julie Ann Smith

Wildlife Committee

MEFB MEETS WITH IF&W TO DISCUSS CROP LOSS DUE TO WILDLIFE

Dear Farm Bureau members and supporters,  Last spring, I wrote to solicit your participation in a task force to address deer damage issues on Maine farms. A number of you agreed to participate and our Farm Bureau executive director, Julie Ann Smith, subsequently scheduled a telephone conference call to develop potential strategies. As a result of… Read more >

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LEGISLATIVE IMPACT REPORT JANUARY 13, 2021

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REVIEW 1,812 BILL TITLES Clark Granger, BOD Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair and Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director, spent the last week reviewing the 1,812 bill titles recently published. Over 300 bill titles have been identified as potentially impacting Maine agriculture. While the language for most of the… Read more >

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130th Committee Assignments Announced

Agriculture, Conservation and ForestryJames F. Dill, Chair (D-Penobscot)Margaret M. O’Neil, Chair (D-Saco)Chloe S. Maxmin (D-Lincoln)Russell Black (R-Franklin)David Harold McCrea (D-Fort Fairfield)H. Scott Landry, Jr. (D-Farmington)Laurie Osher (D-Orono)Randall C. Hall (R-Wilton)*Thomas H. Skolfield (R-Weld)Susan Bernard (R-Caribou)Jeffrey Allen Gifford (R-Lincoln)Joseph F. Underwood (R-Presque Isle)William D. Pluecker (I-Warren) Appropriations and Financial AffairsCatherine E. Breen, Chair (D-Cumberland)Teresa S. Pierce,… Read more >