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 >
Posts Categorized: Legislative
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 >
The Aroostook County Farm Bureau was the host of a broadband Internet conference on Oct. 26. The event, held at the Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center, focused on the challenges and opportunities relating to assuring that farmers and other rural residents and businesses get access to broadband network services. The event was attended by… Read more >
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 >