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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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Krysta West Joins Maine Farm Bureau Staff

Krysta West of Readfield has joined the team at Maine Farm Bureau as our new Director of Communications and Outreach. In addition to working to strengthen our media presence, she will also fulfill many of the administrative duties. Krysta is an avid gardener who raises pigs, turkeys, broilers and laying hens on six acres with… Read more >

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LD 1481- Exempting commercial farmers and loggers from paying sales tax on off-road fuel

This Legislative session Maine Farm Bureau and the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine sponsored LD 1481. The bill is currently being discussed in both bodies of Legislature as the session nears its end. For more information regarding the bill and the impact it would have after becoming law, please review the article in the Portland… Read more >