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 >
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 >
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.
Julie A. Smith has been named the new executive director of the Maine Farm Bureau Association. Smith will take over for current executive director Dr. Alicyn Smart, who is leaving Farm Bureau to accept a position as assistant professor and assistant plant pathologist at the University of Maine, Orono. A Maine native currently residing in… Read more >
American well-being is tied to the economic survival of rural America. More than 46 million people – about 15 percent of the U.S. population – live in rural America. They provide the food and fiber that feeds and clothes the nation, and much of the world. Despite its importance, the rural American economy has suffered,… Read more >
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