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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Join us for the Maine Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Banquet, November 10-11 at the Caribou Inn & Convention Center in Caribou, Maine.
Do you want to be an integral part of helping Maine agriculture grow and thrive? The Maine Farm Bureau is currently seeking energetic leaders to become a part of its state board of directors! It’s easy to apply: Download and fill out the application found here Email the application as well as a resume or brief… Read more >
Maine town declares itself food sovereign, then outlaws urban farming [photo] Courtesy of Lloyd Cowan A small collection of chickens, ducks and goats live on Lloyd Cowan’s small, backyard farm in Madison. He is worried about the future of his critters in the wake of the town’s new ordinance banning most livestock and poultry on… Read more >
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 >
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 >
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