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LEGISLATIVE IMPACT REPORT JANUARY 13, 2021

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REVIEW 1,812 BILL TITLES Clark Granger, BOD Vice President and Legislative Committee Chair and Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director, spent the last week reviewing the 1,812 bill titles recently published. Over 300 bill titles have been identified as potentially impacting Maine agriculture. While the language for most of the… Read more >

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130th Committee Assignments Announced

Agriculture, Conservation and ForestryJames F. Dill, Chair (D-Penobscot)Margaret M. O’Neil, Chair (D-Saco)Chloe S. Maxmin (D-Lincoln)Russell Black (R-Franklin)David Harold McCrea (D-Fort Fairfield)H. Scott Landry, Jr. (D-Farmington)Laurie Osher (D-Orono)Randall C. Hall (R-Wilton)*Thomas H. Skolfield (R-Weld)Susan Bernard (R-Caribou)Jeffrey Allen Gifford (R-Lincoln)Joseph F. Underwood (R-Presque Isle)William D. Pluecker (I-Warren) Appropriations and Financial AffairsCatherine E. Breen, Chair (D-Cumberland)Teresa S. Pierce,… Read more >

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Message from Co-Presidents

Welcome to the coming new year, from your Co-Presidents Courtney Hammond and John Harker. Yep, we have banded together and are planning a busy new year for Farm Bureau. The President’s position is a full time job and we will be sharing the duties to make sure Farm Bureau stays out of the ruts and… Read more >

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2020-21 Policies

The Annual Resolutions Meeting held on November 18th yielded 22 Resolutions which were presented for discussion and action. 18 Resolutions were eventually approved and incorporated into a 2021 Policy Document, which is available upon request.Approved resolutions included developing legislation to allow custom slaughter houses to process meat to be used commercially in Maine sales; adding Birch syrup… Read more >

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CO-PRESIDENTS ELECTED AT 2020 Virtual ANNUAL MEETING

During the 68th Annual Meeting of the Maine Farm Bureau Association on November 19, 2020, for the first time in our history, the Board of Directors elected Co-Presidents! Courtney Hammond of Washington-Hancock County Farm Bureau and John Harker of Kennebec County Farm Bureau will serve together to lead our organization through the 2020-21 membership year…. Read more >

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2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

Maine Farm Bureau is excited to announce the 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on November 17th, 18th and 19th. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Click here for the link to join any of the meeting sessions! Tuesday, November 17th: 6 pm – Open Resolutions Session. All members are welcome to… Read more >