Here’s what’s happening in the legislature this week that’s of interest to Maine farmers: – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH – Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Cross Building, Room 206, 9:00 am – – LD 275, SP 87 An Act To Change the Bag Limits on Wild Turkey – Miramant – SUPPORT– LD 321, HP 246 An Act To Ensure the Continuation of… Read more >
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Here’s what’s happening in the legislature this week that’s of interest to Maine farmers: Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Monday, February 4, 2019, 1:00 PM Cross Building, Room 206 • Public hearing on LD 175, An Act to Extend the Deer Hunting Season by Two Saturdays. • Public hearing on LD… Read more >
The findings in this report pertain to Maine as much as any other state. Below is an excerpt from the introduction. Rural America includes 72% of the nation’s land and 46 million people. Rural areas encompass regions that focus on agricultural production as well as places where work is more often found in industries such… Read more >
County Farm Bureaus from across the state are meeting with their legislators to discuss the issues and opportunities that current and future bills can provide Maine agriculture.
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 >
One of our young members writes about how she feels it is her right to have access to broadband Internet in rural Maine. Read this article for more information. https://bangordailynews.com/2016/02/01/opinion/contributors/young-mainers-will-revitalize-our-economy-we-need-high-speed-broadband-to-do-it/?ref=OpinionBox
Jim Gerritsen from Wood Prairie Farms in Bridgewater is a Farm Bureau member that has utilized Farm Bureaus grassroots structure. In 2015 Jim attended his county annual meeting in Aroostook and voiced his concern for the lack of high speed internet service on his farm and how it is hurting his rural business. Jim’s concern… Read more >