1Receive Updates   Emerald Ash Borer Trap Tree Peeling Workshops 2019 – Lebanon and Bar Harbor Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 02/15/2019 03:13 PM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions UpdateEmerald Ash Borer Trap Tree Peeling Workshops 2019The Maine Forest Service will […]


10 Ways to Observe National Invasive Species Awareness Weekin MaineFebruary 25 – March 3, 2019Emerald ash borer adult. Photo by Marianne Prue, Ohio Department of Natural Resources1. Learn how to identify invasive plants that might be growing on your property. With the leaves off the trees, now is a great time to find some invasive plants that might […]


The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. 2019 Crop Insurance Deadline ApproachesMarch 15, 2019 is the deadline to enroll, cancel, or change policy coverage for crop insurance on spring-seeded crops in Maine such as corn, sweet corn, barley, oats, spring wheat, and potato.  Those producing other, “non-insurable” spring-seeded crops such as tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, […]


From Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office Please follow the link below to learn of an opportunity for Maine groups to voice their thoughts on national farm policy, via the Farm Bill implementation.Link: comments will be accepted through March 1, 2019. Comment received will be publicly available on you have any questions, please contact Emily Horton at

Farm Bureau at work in Augusta

Legislative Impact ReportUpcoming Legislative ActivityFebruary 4–8, 2019Over 2,000 bill titles were submitted for the 129th Legislative Session. Many of those bills will impact agriculture. While you are doing the important work of feeding the world, Maine Farm Bureau will work on your behalf at the State House, making sure farming, forestry and fishing are protected.IMPORTANT COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES: THE COMMITTEE […]

New Bills that may be Coming Up

At the first meeting of AGCOM 2019 this morning, some LD BILLS may be coming up for everyone to watch. These are only to watch for now! LD 241, LD 146, LD 236, LD 101, LD 197, LD 413, LD 199. These could have some direct or indirect effects on Christmas tree growers. I will […]

Resource room schedules

Resource room complements booths and scheduled meetings at the show… Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Agricultural Trades ShowVisit the Resource Room at the Maine Ag Trades Show!Attendees are invited to visit the Resource Room at the Maine Ag Trades Show–a dedicated space to meet with Maine Bureau of Agriculture Staff, attend […]


For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 9, 2019Contact: Anne Trenholm, (207) 287-7620Agricultural Trades Show Highlights Growing Maine Agriculture!The 3-day event is free and open to the publicAUGUSTA—The 78th Annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show will be held Tuesday, January 15, through Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Augusta Civic Center. Hosted by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF), […]

EAB a year in review

Emerald Ash Borer Year in Review Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 01/08/2019 08:45 AM EST Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions UpdateOne more “Year in Review”: Emerald Ash Borer Update from the Maine Forest Service Upcoming Emerald Ash Borer-related events […]

Respirator Fit class

Respirator Fit-testing at the Agricultural Trade Show Join UMaine Extension and the Board of Pesticides Control for respirator fit testing at the Annual Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center. Time slots for fit tests are 30 mins long and will take place in the locker room starting at 2pm on Tuesday, January 15th and Wednesday, January 16th. For more info and to register for Respirator fit testing For more […]