Our Executive Director, Julie Ann Smith, joined the George Hale Ric Tyler Show on Thursday, July 11 to discuss the upcoming work of the 14-member Task Force on All-Terrain Vehicle Trail Initiatives.
Posts Categorized: MFB in the News
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 >
Maine farmers’ spring plantings and field maintenance have been delayed by two to four weeks this year due to fields that are too wet and soft to handle heavy machinery. This threatens the profitability of this year’s crop for farmers already suffering from low market prices and high transportation costs. “With any crop that… Read more >
AUGUSTA, Maine — Picture this — you’re shopping for dinner at your favorite grocery store. You walk down the chilly meat aisle for a local steak, and you’re faced with a decision to choose between one of two beef options: one is $10, the other is $20, and they’re both labeled with a “Maine-raised”… Read more >
This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News. As president of the Maine Farm Bureau and the co-owner of a small farm in Unity, I can honestly say this has been a tumultuous session in Augusta for Maine farmers. In total, the bureau kept a close eye on 143 bills… Read more >
This letter to the editor originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News. In today’s digital age, it has become easier than ever before for farmers in rural areas to tap into markets beyond their immediate communities and connect directly with consumers to sell their goods at retail rates. But unfortunately there are still many… Read more >
Originally published by the Bangor Daily News. Fifteen years ago a friend taught me how to extend the life of my garden by canning basic jams, jellies and pickles. Since then, I have spent a lot of time researching best practices and expanding my knowledge to include water bath canning and pressure canning of everything… Read more >