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Maine’s Thriving Horticulture Industry

Contributed by Jeff O’Donal, O’Donal’s Nursery, www.odonalsnurseries.com For decades, Maine’s horticulture industry grew plants on agricultural land throughout Maine. It performed this task as an industry on the fringe. While licensed and regulated through the Maine Department of Agriculture (now the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry), horticulture, or the growing of ornamental plants, was… Read more >

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New Member Benefit: Event discounts!

The Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine has partnered with Maine Farm Bureau to offer discounts to members on upcoming events! Follow the links below for information and coupons for specific events. Maine Mammoth Arena Football MercyMe’s Imagine Nation Tour Paw Patrol Live Professional Bull Riders  Maine Mariners Hockey – Group discounts! Get together 10… Read more >

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Senator King Introduces Bill to Allow Maine Meat to be Sold Across Borders

May 10, 2018. WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Angus King (I-Maine), today introduced the New Markets for State-Inspected Meat and Poultry Act. The bipartisan bill would allow meat and poultry products inspected by state Meat and Poultry Inspection (MPI) programs to be sold across state lines. Currently, there are 27 states with inspection programs, certified by… Read more >