|Legislative

129th Legislature

Maine Farm Bureau lobbies on the priorities set by our members. The most important benefit of being a Maine Farm Bureau member is the ability to vote on policy positions each year to promote legislation which support and preserve Maine farms. Below is the list of bills Maine Farm Bureau members have voted to Support,… 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 >

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Better Days Are Coming

Better Days Are Coming We are truly blessed as an organization. We enjoy a membership spanning from the young farmers forging their way to those with far more experiences to share, and every day we get to help feed a world that so desperately needs the nutrients our labor and land provides. Although the world… Read more >

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COVID-19 Assistance

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses

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Statement by Executive Director Julie Ann Smith on ACF Commissioner Beal’s Effort to Include Wild Blueberries in the Market Facilitation Program

Maine Farm Bureau Association Office: (207) 622-4111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Executive Director Julie Ann Smith on ACF Commissioner Beal’s Effort to Include Wild Blueberries in the Market Facilitation Program “There are many positive changes on the horizon for Maine’s wild blueberry farmers,” said Julie Ann Smith. “Soon two new beneficial laws will take… Read more >

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Julie Ann Smith to Serve on ATV Taskforce

Maine Farm Bureau Association Office: (207) 622-4111 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills has appointed Julie Ann Smith, Executive Director of Maine Farm Bureau, to serve on the Governor’s 14-member Task Force on All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Initiatives. This task force will evaluate issues over the summer including trespassing and damage to private property… Read more >

|Legislative MFB in the News

Quick action to resolve maple issue

This letter to the editor appeared in the Bangor Daily News. This session, the Maine Farm Bureau worked closely with Rep. MaryAnne Kinney on my behalf to pass LD 86, “An Act To Provide That Persons Who Produce Maple Syrup and Honey Commercially Are Eligible for the Sales Tax Refund and Exemption for Commercial Agricultural Production.”… Read more >


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