Posts Categorized: Legislative


Counties Engage Legislators

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.

Current Issues Legislative MFB Articles MFB in the News Priority Issues

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 >