MCTA News

Don’t forget July 22, open farm day

Maine Open Farm Day is July 22! Choose your own adventure, explore participating Maine farms AUGUSTA – Nearly 100 Maine farms invite the public to their farms for a free event Sunday, July 22. The 29th annual Open Farm Day is an informative ‘choose your own adventure’ experience to learn about Maine agriculture and farm […]


Emergency order on movement of Ash

Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 07/12/2018 01:19 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Emergency Order to Stop Movement of Ash Imminent – State Still Requesting Feedback AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation […]


Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid A little insect that means big trouble for hemlock trees. What is woolly adelgid? Hemlock woolly adelgids (Adelges tsugae Annad) are tiny insects, less than 1/16inch (1.5 mm) long, and typically a dark reddish brown or purplish black. They feed at the bases of hemlock needles, where the needles attach to the […]


Maine Ag trade shows registration now open

Registration for the 2019 Agricultural Trades Show is now open! Exhibitor Registration – Exhibition space is available for this popular event. Those who sell goods to agricultural based-businesses, and those who provide goods and services to agriculture are invited to register for a booth space. Meeting Space Registration – Meeting space is available at the Ag Trades […]


Commercial agriculture tax exemption cards

Hello Farmers! Many of you contacted our office because you have not yet received your Commercial Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption card. I am glad you reached out to let me know this was an issue for so many of you. I have been in touch with the Maine Revenue Service and have been assured that they […]


Forest & Shade Tree conditions report july

Insect & Disease Conditions Update June 26, 2018 A printer-friendly version of this report will be available on-line from the Conditions Report Index soon. Emerald Ash Borer in Maine Caterpillars Cause Concern Diseases and Injuries This is a busy season for our division. Detection of emerald ash borer in the Madawaska/Frenchville area of Aroostook County and recent retirements will present short-term […]


Farm bill progress

**BREAKING NEWS***  The Farm Bill just passed the House, leaving only the Senate to act on its version of this critical piece of legislation. The Senate version of the Farm Bill is likely to come up on the Senate floor next week and your help is urgently needed to make sure it gets enough votes […]


Farm Bill notes

Information provided by Congresswoman Pingree’s office. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS THE BILL MOVES FORWARD! For more information, contact Emily Horton (207) 774-5019 Emily.Horton@mail.house.gov Local and Regional Food Systems & Rural Development Read more here Glad to see: Increase in mandatory funding for Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives Program: provides $275 million over 5 years, […]


Agriculture Grants

Agricultural Development Grants Announced Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/12/2018 10:55 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. For Immediate Release April 12, 2018 Contact: Jessica Nixon, (207) 287-3494                John Bott, (207) 287-3156 Agricultural Development Grants […]


MAINE DEPT. OF AG, TOOLS FOR YOUR FARM TOOL BOX

April Newsletter from the Ag Resources Team: what tools are in your toolbox? Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 04/06/2018 03:29 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. April: It’s here. Are you ready? Getting Ready, Stay Ready: Tools in the toolbox get real. […]