Better Days Are Coming We are truly blessed as an organization. We enjoy a membership spanning from the young farmers forging their way to those with far more experiences to share, and every day we get to help feed a world that so desperately needs the nutrients our labor and land provides. Although the world… Read more >
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The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses
Our Executive Director, Julie Ann Smith, joined the George Hale Ric Tyler Show on Thursday, July 11 to discuss the upcoming work of the 14-member Task Force on All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Initiatives.
Maine Farm Bureau Association Office: (207) 622-4111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Executive Director Julie Ann Smith on ACF Commissioner Beal’s Effort to Include Wild Blueberries in the Market Facilitation Program “There are many positive changes on the horizon for Maine’s wild blueberry farmers,” said Julie Ann Smith. “Soon two new beneficial laws will take… Read more >
Maine Farm Bureau Association Office: (207) 622-4111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills has appointed Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director of Maine Farm Bureau, to serve on the Governor’s 14-member Task Force on All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Initiatives. This task force will evaluate issues over the summer including trespassing and damage to private property… Read more >
This letter to the editor appeared in the Bangor Daily News. This session, the Maine Farm Bureau worked closely with Rep. MaryAnne Kinney on my behalf to pass LD 86, “An Act To Provide That Persons Who Produce Maple Syrup and Honey Commercially Are Eligible for the Sales Tax Refund and Exemption for Commercial Agricultural Production.”… Read more >
Maine farmers’ spring plantings and field maintenance have been delayed by two to four weeks this year due to fields that are too wet and soft to handle heavy machinery. This threatens the profitability of this year’s crop for farmers already suffering from low market prices and high transportation costs. “With any crop that… Read more >