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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 >


2015 New Maine Farm Bureau Policies

Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension: We support the Maine Board of Agriculture’s recommendation to the University of Maine President and the University of System Chancellor regarding agricultural research and Cooperative Extension capacity assets and needs including support for the agricultural research programs at the university farms. Agritourism Definition: We shall work with the Maine Department… Read more >

Legislative Priority Issues

2015 Farm Bureau Policies Requiring Legislation

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits: We shall introduce legislation eliminating the statutory language: “Only one such permit is needed per work crew.” (MRSA Title 12, §8842-A) in the transportation or cutting of Christmas Trees law. We feel that every member of the work crew shall have a copy of the permit. Connect Maine Authority: We shall… Read more >



This is the first legislative report of the First Regular Session of the 127th Maine Legislature. The Legislative Digest will be sent electronically or by mail weekly to Maine Farm Bureau members to keep them informed on legislation affecting Maine agriculture. Maine Farm Bureau reviews each legislative bill. Bills that affect agriculture and rural Maine… Read more >