Posts Categorized: Legislative


Confused, concerned, or curious about the Farm Bill?

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will be offering an overview of the upcoming Farm Bill and afterward will be available for a question and answer session. This free and open to the public event is hosted by the Cumberland County Farm Bureau and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County. Information about the live stream… Read more >

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LD 1481- Exempting commercial farmers and loggers from paying sales tax on off-road fuel

This Legislative session Maine Farm Bureau and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine sponsored LD 1481. The bill is currently being discussed in both bodies of Legislature as the session nears its end. For more information regarding the bill and the impact it would have after becoming law, please review the article in the Portland… Read more >


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 >